Commonly performed, yet all-too-commonly miscoded — this sums up the state of affairs for CT and MR services. When repeated over a huge volume of procedures, even the smallest coding or billing mistake can have a significant financial impact. In this webcast, Jeff Majchrzak, BA, RCC, CIRCC, will make sure you possess a clear understanding of how to correctly report the latest codes for CT/CTA and MRI/MRA services, and he'll walk you through the dos and don'ts of some of the most problematic coding and billing scenarios.
What's on the agenda:
- A review of current CPT® and HCPCS codes for CT/CTA and MRI/MRA procedures, including new codes for 2019 pertaining to:
- Breast MRI, with and without CAD – what you need to know about the changes, what's missing and where HCPCS is counterintuitive
- MR Elastography
- Knee arthrography
- Focus on actionable solutions to problematic coding and billing scenarios, including:
- Combination studies performed at the same patient encounter — what can be billed separately, and what's inclusive?
- Compliant documentation, and what to look for to charge CTA
- Abdomen, pelvis or abdomen and pelvis
- Abdominal aorta with run-off
- Reconstructed spine images
- Answers and insights on common questions:
- When, and how often, 3D rendering (76376/76377) can be charged
- How to decipher reports, and know what to charge, when multiple MRI/MRA exams are performed at the same encounter
- CT limited or localized follow-up study code 76380 – what is meant by this and what is the current use
- Documentation and billing best practices, ensuring support for your code assignments and the full appropriate payment
- National Correct Coding Initiative language and edits, specific to MR and CT procedures
- Real-life case examples that reinforce key concepts and illustrate coding dos and don'ts
- Time permitting, answers to attendee questions
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