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2017 Interventional Radiology Coding Series


 

From chronic areas of difficulty to new interventional radiology codes and an expansion of collapsed/bundled codes, you can depend on the clear, comprehensive explanations provided by Jeff Majchrzak, BA, RCC, CIRCC. This MedLearn Publishing 11-part webcast series includes sessions that cover both vascular and nonvascular procedures.

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“Always something new to learn”

What makes our Interventional Radiology Coding Series, presented by Jeff Majchrzak, among our most popular webcasts year after year? When we asked customers who attended the 2016 sessions what they liked best, we got a lot of different answers guidance with new codes, coding tips, clinical examples and easy-to-understand explanations, to name a few. Here are a few actual quotes from attendees:

"The coding and billing process is constantly changing, and these seminars keep us abreast of the process and any future changes that will be occurring."

"The webcast was relevant to my work and very well presented."

"There's always something new to learn, and Jeff covers a lot of good information."

With many IR coding changes taking effect in 2017, we expect another big year for this series and more positive feedback from customers. Don't miss out...register today!

Note: Only the first session, 2017 Basics of Interventional Radiology Coding, will cover IR coding fundamentals. We recommend that you attend this session before participating in any of the other sessions.

Session #1: Basics of Interventional Radiology Coding
Now available on-demand

This webcast is the foundation for our Interventional Radiology Coding Series an opportunity to get grounded in a broad range of IR coding basics. The knowledge you gain here is essential for the other sessions in this series, and it's crucial for achieving the full appropriate payment, along with reducing your risk for noncompliance. Among the topics to be covered:

  • Terminology and basic vascular anatomy
  • Modifier and CCI fundamentals, including what's new for 2017
  • Component coding history, rules, regulations and other essentials
  • An introduction to the concept of code bundling and the rationale behind it

Session #2: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dialysis Shunt Interventional Radiology Coding
Now available on-demand

This webcast provides instruction in coding for diagnostic and therapeutic dialysis shunt procedures, with a special focus on the completely new 2017 codes for these services. Among the topics to be covered:

  • 2017 CPT® code changes, including the nine new codes for these procedures
  • Current codes available for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Code intent and appropriate usage
  • Territories and their impact on coding, including hierarchies
  • Bundled vs. component coding
  • Clarification of common areas of confusion
  • Dictated report examples

Session #3: Abdominal Interventional Radiology Coding
Now available on-demand

This webcast provides instruction in coding for abdominal angiography and interventions, encompassing both venous and internal procedures. Among the topics to be covered:

  • Proper application of the new 2017 bundled codes for abdominal arterial and venous angioplasty studies
  • Differences between an abdominal aortogram with and without run-off
  • Coding for unilateral, bilateral and accessory selective renal angiography
  • Code choices for visceral and pelvic angiographic procedures both inclusive and exclusive services
  • Coding for abdominal (EVAR) and fenestrated visceral aortic endograft placement (FEVAR)
  • Coding for venous studies, such as IVC, renal and gonadal venography
  • Coding examples: angioplasty, infusion therapy, embolization and intravascular stenting procedures

Session #4: Head and Neck Interventional Radiology Coding
Now available on-demand

This webcast provides instruction in coding for head and neck angiography and interventions, encompassing both arterial and venous studies. Among the topics to be covered:

  • Code choices for diagnostic arterial imaging of the aortic arch, neck and brain, including embolization thrombectomy, thrombolytic and non-thrombolytic infusion therapy and other interventions
  • Review of the rules governing transcatheter therapy procedures
  • Discussion of sclerotherapy procedures
  • CPT codes 75774 and 36218: how to use these codes and when they should not be assigned
  • Current intracranial interventional codes and examples
  • Use of CPT code 75898

Session #5: Upper Extremity Interventional Radiology Coding
Now available on-demand

This webcast provides instruction in coding for upper extremity angiography and interventions, encompassing both arterial and venous services. Among the topics to be covered:

  • Proper application of the new 2017 codes for AV shunts
  • Discussion of extremity vs. non-extremity imaging
  • Explanation of code assignments for selective and nonselective venous catheter placements
  • Code assignments for procedures from multiple access points
  • Coding for transcatheter therapy services, such as embolization, thrombectomy, angioplasty and stenting
  • New PTA and stenting code choices for 2017

Session #6: Genitourinary Interventional Radiology Coding
Now available on-demand

This webcast provides instruction in coding for genitourinary imaging and interventions. Among the topics to be covered:

  • Understanding the GU code series, including dos and don'ts
  • 2016 redo of GU coding options: Questions answered and lessons learned
  • Coding examples for diagnostic, therapeutic and combined studies
  • Verifying modifier assignment for unilateral and bilateral procedures, plus potential CCI edit problems

Session #7: GI/Biliary Interventional Radiology Coding
Now available on-demand

This webcast provides instruction in coding for GI/biliary imaging and interventions, encompassing both diagnostic and therapeutic services. Among the topics to be covered:

  • A brief review of hepatic/biliary anatomy
  • When to use bundled vs. component codes
  • 2016 redo of codes for biliary imaging and interventions: Questions answered and lessons learned
  • Coding for percutaneous tube placements, revisions, exchanges and other related services
  • Defining the differences among biliary stenting, dilations and drainages

Session #8: Lower Extremity Interventional Radiology Coding
Now available on-demand

This webcast provides instruction in coding for lower extremity angiography and interventions. Among the topics to be covered:

  • Defining the differences between ipsilateral and contralateral studies and between antegrade and retrograde procedures
  • Additional selective studies following the basic exam (CPT code 75774)
  • Review of the rules for transcatheter therapy procedures
  • How does the absence or presence of occlusive disease affect the code assignment?
  • Coding examples: angioplasty, atherectomy, infusion therapy and intravascular stenting procedures
  • How do the 2017 CPT code changes for AV shunt procedures affect coding in this territory

Session #9: Venous Studies Interventional Radiology Coding
Now available on-demand

This webcast provides instruction in coding for venous studies. Among the topics to be covered:

  • Bundled coding options for venous embolization, sclerosing, angioplasty and stenting
  • Options, rules and assignments of component codes
  • Differences between coding for tunneled and non-tunneled placements and removals
  • Coding for angioplasty, stenting and other transcatheter therapy procedures
  • Documentation to support and substantiate imaging guidance coding and billing
  • Billing for contrast studies with line/device placements: When is it allowed, or when are these services packaged?
  • Coding for stripping/disruption procedures
  • Billing for therapeutic vena caval procedures

Session #10: Catheter-Based Drainage Interventional Radiology Coding
Now available on-demand

This webcast provides instruction in coding for nonvascular catheter-based drainage procedures. Among the topics to be covered:

  • Definitions of the four anatomical areas affected by these codes
  • Guidance with bundled or inclusive codes and are you allowed to bill separately?
  • Code assignment options for sclerosing procedures, including examples
  • Coding for thoracentesis, paracentesis, fluid-collections, indwelling catheters, needle-based procedures and more
  • Case examples to illustrate the proper application of these code options

Session #11: Pain Management Interventional Radiology Coding
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 • 12-2 p.m. (Eastern Time)

This webcast provides instruction in coding for pain management procedures performed in the IR setting. Among the topics to be covered:

  • Brief review of definitions, rules and regulations
  • Coding for vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and sacroplasty; plus the 2017 changes specific to fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound vs. non-US guided joint injections documentation and coding essentials
  • Modifiers, CCI requirements and documentation best practices
  • Answers to crucial questions, such as: When can you bill for guidance? When do multiple procedures require bundled codes? And, when are you allowed to code and bill separately?
  • How the rules and regulations apply to common pain management procedures


*This discount may not be combined with any other discount or special offer.
**In addition to an 11-part series, these webcasts are offered individually. Each session is available on CD or on-demand following the live presentation. CDs ship two to three weeks after the webcast date.

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