Concerns about over-coding, or not capturing everything possible, for IR services are common among IR departments across the country—adding to the inherent complexity and challenges of IR coding, and increasing the risk of noncompliance, are the facts that:
- Physician dictation isn't always clear and different physicians describe the same procedures in different ways
- Multiple coding options (i.e., bundled procedures, hybrid-bundled procedures, and component coding) exist and opportunities for incorrect coding are inherent in these systems
Join prominent IR coding expert Jeff Majchrzak as he walks through complex reports for nonvascular IR procedures, hand-picked to illustrate more difficult concepts or scenarios that may be unusual. Plus, examples to demonstrate the rules and concepts for current problem areas such as GU and biliary procedures, image-guided ablation and aspiration vs. drainage.
With his unique clear-cut style, you can be sure to walk away with a thorough understanding of the procedures presented, the corresponding CPT® codes, nuances in dictation and subtle differences in code descriptions that will help ensure proper code selection and tips for deciphering tricky dictation.
The goal of this session is to increase your confidence and skill-level for IR coding, leading to increased organizational compliance and revenue.
What's on the Agenda:
- A dissection of difficult coding scenarios for nonvascular IR procedures, with descriptions of procedures and anatomy, including:
- Multiple biliary procedures
- Vertebroplasty performed at multiple levels
- GU imaging with interventions
- Catheter and stent placements, replacements and conversions
- Aspiration and drainage procedures
- Using full dictated reports, identification and interpretation of the multiple ways physicians describe nonvascular IR procedures, from subtle variations to entirely different words and phrases
- Discussion around problem-solving code assignments for difficult procedures
- Tips for translating reports into the appropriate CPT code assignments, compliant billing and the full, legal reimbursement
- Time permitting, answers to attendee questions
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Who Should Attend:
Coders, billing staff, revenue cycle manager, compliance staff, HIM staff, physicians who perform these services and radiology staff who oversee or are involved with IR coding.
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