By breaking down the documentation and coding of non-vascular interventional procedures, this advanced level session will address challenges that exist relative to not only the coding itself, but also the ongoing changes. Bundled? Component-coded? Hybrid-bundled? This session discusses all options and uses real-life case studies to demonstrate each of the possible choices as well as the similarities and the differences in each method—information that will help even the most seasoned staff take their knowledge to the next level.
Why This Matters:
Interventional radiology is one of the most difficult areas for complete and compliant CPT® coding, and overcoding, undercoding, and misapplied codes—common problems—have a large impact on reimbursement. Codes for non-vascular IR services continue to migrate towards choices that include all parts of the service—surgical, supervision and interpretation (S&I), imaging guidance, and follow-up imaging. This session uses real-life reports of complex non-vascular procedures to provide an in-depth look into the grey areas, and the sometimes-atypical descriptions, guidelines and applications of the 7xxxx code series. With Jeff's practical, common- sense approach, you and your team will see how one "gets there" regarding the codes assigned for these complex procedures.
What's on the Agenda:
An advanced level, deep-dive into complex, and some not-so-common, case examples demonstrates the nuances of coding non-vascular interventional procedures.
Walk through real-life cases that illustrate the complexities of coding in an IR setting. The topics and guidance provided will help you to cut through the clutter and get to the appropriate code choices accurately and efficiently.
High-level discussion of diagnostic and interventional non-vascular procedures. Topics Include:
- Genitourinary and biliary procedures including, but not limited to:
- Internal/external drainage
- Device revisions and removals
- Gastrointestinal tube procedures (i.e., placement, revision, exchange, etc.)
- Biopsies, drainages, aspirations tube/drainage placement
- Pain management
- Discussion on moderate sedation when relevant.
Guidance based on Jeff's expertise on the troublesome, newer "bundled/collapsed" codes.
Insight and expertise on common areas of confusion and noncompliance: bundled codes, what's included and separately reportable, the proper use of add-on codes for these procedures, and modifier assignment.
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