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 difficulty of IR coding and increasing the risk of noncompliance are the facts that:
- Physician dictation is often unclear with different physicians describing the same procedures in different ways;
- From bundled procedures to hybrid-bundled to component coding, keeping up with current guidelines, trends and techniques is its own unique challenge.
In this MedLearn Publishing webcast, prominent IR coding expert Jeff Majchrzak will walk through higher-level reports for nonvascular IR procedures, hand-picked to illustrate more difficult concepts or scenarios that may not be typically seen. 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 help ensure proper code selection and tips for deciphering often tricky dictation. Terminology governing codes, assignment of add-on codes and other nuances when coding advanced nonvascular IR procedures will be among the topics discussed throughout the cases.
The goal of this session is to increase your confidence, skill-level and organizational compliance and revenue.
What's on the Agenda:
- A review of the nonvascular IR procedures, both diagnostic and therapeutic, that present coding and billing challenges, including imaging and interventions of the genitourinary, gastrointestinal and biliary systems, as well as biopsies, aspirations, drainage, ablations, and more
- Using actual reports, identification and interpretation of the multiple ways physicians describe these procedures, from subtle variations to entirely different words and phrases
- Tips for translating reports into the appropriate CPT code assignments, 100% compliant billing and the full, legal reimbursement
- Time permitting, answers to attendee questions
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.
Click here to learn more about this two-part webcast series.
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