Learn the Key Codes for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dialysis Shunt Procedures
Dialysis shunt procedures have been consistently among the more difficult to assign CPT codes – and with the introduction of the new bundled code set (36901-36909) last year, the difficulties have intensified. This two-hour session will be taking a detailed look at each of the codes in the series, what’s included and not included in each code, guidelines for add-on codes, and defining the segments of the dialysis circuit with case examples and illustrations to point out key phrases to look for in the documentation.
Benefit from Jeff’s knowledge and experience, in addition to the questions and issues he has been encountering over the last year. Come away from this session with the tools to quickly and accurately arrive at the right code choices for dialysis graft/fistula procedures.
Presented by Jeff Majchrzak, the agenda for this session includes:
- Dialysis Circuit Definitions:
- Dialysis Circuit
- Peripheral Dialysis Segment
- Central Dialysis Segment
- Peri-anastomotic Region
- "Performed Through Dialysis Circuit"
- Review of relevant anatomy and terms
- CPT Codes 36901-36906
- Code definitions and guidelines for use
- What’s included in each code and the appropriate use of add-on codes
- Illustrations and case examples to illustrate key points in procedures documentation to determine code assignment
- Frequently asked questions and discussion of common coding errors
- Case studies included in the handout for reference
- Opportunity for Q&A at the end of the live session
- Any Q&A from the live session will be recorded for the on-demand presentation
Note: Before participating in this session, we recommend that you attend our Basics of Interventional Radiology Coding webcast, which covers general IR coding essentials.
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