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Don't let your CT/MR coding and billing get thrown off track by new codes and the continual advances in technology. The 2019 edition of our how-to resource will help you safeguard your revenues.

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Price: $183.00

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Prevent the recurring mistakes that lead to big revenue losses

CT and MR are among the most commonly performed procedures in many facilities, which means they should generate a healthy revenue stream. All too often, however, coding mistakes or insufficient documentation lead to missed opportunities — and these mistakes are repeated again and again. Stop the bleeding by following the guidance in this proven resource. It covers coding, documentation and billing for a full range of CT and MR procedures, both in the hospital and physician office settings. With many new and deleted codes for 2019, coupled with ongoing advances in technology, this is the book you need to achieve your revenue goals, in compliance with all payer requirements.

Features and Benefits

  • Updated with NEW information:
    • Many new and deleted codes for reporting CT/MR procedures, including:
      • Knee arthrography
      • MR elastography
      • Breast MRI
      • Fine needle aspiration
      • Cardiac/coronary CT/MR
      • FFR (category III codes)
    • New information on expanded MRI coverage for patients with implanted cardiac devices
    • Expanded guidance with CT scans of the sternoclavicular joints, sternum, sacroiliac joints, sacrum/coccyx and more
    • New answers to commonly asked questions asked during our webcasts
  • Step-by-step through coding for a full range of CT and MR procedures, including CTA, CTC, MRI, MRA, MRS and MRV
  • Easy to navigate — codes are grouped by body system (e.g., head and neck) and then by code sequence
  • Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
  • Each section includes:
    • Procedure definitions with corresponding CPT®/HCPCS codes
    • Coding guidelines and billing tips
    • Payment tables with codes, MPFS status, RVUs, OPPS APC information and payment rates
    • Case examples to help you make the connection between procedures and correct code assignments
  • Special help with common areas of confusion and noncompliance, such as:
    • Key distinctions when coding for CTA vs. CT procedures
    • Coding for 3D post-processing — what's required and when it can be charged
    • Coding for CT/CTA of the heart
    • Billing of concurrent MRA and MRI procedures
    • Coding multiple joint MRIs in the same extremity
    • Coding for contrast materials and hydration therapy
    • Documentation requirements to support 3D rendering charges

CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.

For certain MedLearn Publishing publications, you will see an 'AMA Royalty for CPT Editorial Content' in your shopping cart. This charge covers the licensing fee MedLearn Publishing pays to the American Medical Association (AMA) for references to CPT® codes. The AMA owns the copyright for CPT codes.

When will my book ship? We will begin publishing our 2019 books immediately after the CMS releases the 2019 Final Rule. We anticipate this will be in early November, and estimate our books will begin shipping in December.

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