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CT/MR Coding: Best Practices and Avoiding Common Mistakes

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Commonly performed, commonly coded yet numerous problem areas exist with coding and billing for CT/MR services. What's separately billable for combination studies (i.e., CT/CTA, MRI/MRA) performed at the same encounter? What must be documented in order to code for a CTA? Are your charges fully supported in the documentation? Through scenarios illustrating problem areas and best practices, Jeff Majchrzak will make sure you avoid common mistakes.

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Problem areas with coding for CT and MR services are an all too common concern – due to the sheer volume of CT/MR services provided, even one seemingly small mistake can add up quickly with significant consequences. Among the top errors: combination CT/CTA and MRI/MRA studies at the same encounter, complete and compliant documentation for CTAs, and unbundling to name a few. Are you confident that all legitimate charges are being captured for CT/MR services? After this check-in with Jeff Majchrzak, BA, RCC, CIRCC you will be.

During this webcast, Jeff Majchrzak will make sure you possess a clear understanding of how to correctly apply the codes for CT/CTA and MRI/MRA procedures by walking through bread-and-butter services and the scenarios that often trip people up. Topics addressed will include best practice documentation and report structure, plus he'll walk through case studies to illustrate the do's and don'ts, and the good and bad, of coding for CT and MR services.

Webcast Takeaways:

  • A review of current CPT® and HCPCS codes for CT/CTA and MRI/MRA procedures to increase confidence in code application
    • Discussion of any 2020 changes impacting CT/MR
  • Case studies that illustrate key phrases in reports and coding dos and don'ts
  • 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 for CTA vs. CT
    • Abdomen, pelvis or abdomen and pelvis
    • CTA and MR abdominal aorta with run-off
    • Extremity MRI – multiple joints imaged in the same extremity
  • Best practice discussion around documentation and billing of CT/MR services
  • 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
    • Charging for reconstructed spine images
  • National Correct Coding Initiative language and edits, specific to CT and MR procedures
  • Time permitting, answers to attendee questions

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