Ultrasound Coder FY20Q1 Update

Thank you for being a valued subscriber to the Ultrasound Coder for 2020. As you know, ultrasound services continue to face challenges when it comes to coding and compliance, we are eager to tackle those challenges together. We put all our energy into making sure your resources provide the most current and complete solutions to your everyday – and maybe not so everyday – coding, charge capture, and compliance questions and challenges. When updating the 2020 edition of the Ultrasound Coder, our team paid extra attention to:

Detailed breakdowns of the codes and their use. It’s one thing to have a list of codes and descriptions, it’s another to understand how to use them. We have worked to make the application of these new codes as easy as possible. Plus we’ve made sure to include everything you need to know about the new codes for duplex studies and ultrasound guided pericardiocentesis and pericardial drainage.

Clarification of frequently miscoded services.From newer services such as elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound to OB vs. non-OB ultrasounds, soft tissue and noninvasive vascular studies – it’s all covered here.

Also, if you haven’t already, check out our Compliance Question of the Week. This free, weekly newsletter brings common questions and answers straight to your inbox every Monday and includes a searchable archive. You can sign up here.

We look forward to partnering with you this year and providing you with the relevant news and information you need to meet the challenges ahead. Rest assured, your success is our top priority.

If there’s anything we can do to enhance your experience, or you feel something is missing, we would be happy to hear from you.