Radiology Code Changes – Are You Ready?

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2020 RADIOLOGY CODE CHANGES – CRITICAL ADDITIONS, DELETIONS AND REVISIONS It seems impossible that a new year is just a few weeks away, yet here it comes along with numerous changes we’ve anticipated throughout the year. As we get closer to January 1st, it’s critical to ensure all staff have a complete understanding of the […]

What makes an extremity ultrasound complete?

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NON-VASCULAR EXTREMITY ULTRASOUNDS – WHAT MAKES AN EXTREMITY COMPLETE? Complete vs. limited exams are a consistent source of questions and noncompliance. For ultrasound exams, some of our most frequent questions are around understanding the guidelines for complete vs. limited exams. Many of the code choices for ultrasounds make the distinction between a complete exam and […]

AUC Program Participation is Mandatory in January – Are You Ready?

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APPROPRIATE USE CRITERIA – PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION IS COMING Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for advanced diagnostic imaging – this topic has been looming for the past couple of years as voluntary participation in the program began in 2018. However, with mandatory program participation starting in a few months and more guidance and information being recently released […]

CTA Medical Necessity and Documentation Requirements: A New Audit Focus

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COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY – MEDICAL NECESSITY AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS When it comes to coding and billing for CTA, the codes have (for the most part) been around for a while, but that doesn’t mean challenges don’t exist. Issues with documentation and medical necessity are common risk areas from a coding and reimbursement perspective – especially […]