Breaking down the documentation and coding of peripheral vascular interventional procedures, this advanced level case-review-driven session will address challenges that exist relative to coding and 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, helping even the most seasoned staff take their knowledge to the next level.
Why This Matters:
Interventional radiology has, time and again, been shown to be one of the most difficult areas when it comes to achieving complete and compliant CPT® coding and reducing overcoding, undercoding, and misapplied codes— all of which have a large impact on reimbursement. This session provides an in-depth look into the grey areas, and the sometimes-atypical descriptions, guidelines and applications of the 7xxxx code series by delving into real-life reports of complex IR services. With Jeff's practical, common sense approach you and your team will see how to get a better code assignment.
What's on the Agenda:
An advanced level, deep-dive into complex, and uncommon, case examples that reveal the nuances of coding diagnostic and therapeutic vascular interventions.
Walk through real-life cases illustrating the complexities of coding in an IR setting with topics and guidance to cut through the clutter and get to the appropriate code choices accurately and efficiently.
High-level discussion of vascular, diagnostic, and trans-catheter therapy services and procedures. Topics include:
- Angioplasty (PTA)
- AV dialysis circuit
- Infusion therapy (thrombolytic and non-thrombolytic)
- Intravascular stenting
- Central venous access including guidance (US or fluoro)
- Repositioning catheters
- Aortic endograft repair (i.e., EVAR/TEVAR/FEVAR)
- Moderate sedation as well as IVUS 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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