Improve IR coding efficiency and accuracy rates with this unique resource
Interventional radiology coding accuracy rates remain at about 70% nationwide — meaning that 30% of IR cases are at risk for underpayment or claim denials. Our best-selling book, Interventional Radiology Coder provides your best protection against the threats to your IR revenues. From unique code selection menus to clear-cut guidance through troublesome gray areas, you won't find a better IR coding resource anywhere else!
Features and Benefits
Our IR coding experts address common questions, concerns and problem areas, such as:
- Continuing confusion and questions stemming from recent major changes to coding for:
- Biliary procedures — imaging, drainage catheters, stent placement/exchange, biopsy
- Genitourinary procedures — imaging, stent placement/exchange, biopsy
- Dialysis circuit — AV graft/fistula
- Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
- Cryoablation treatment for pulmonary tumors
- Diagnostic bone marrow procedures
- Coding for pain management and venous sclerosing/ablation procedures — significant sources of revenue for many IR providers
- Proper application of bundled codes
Updated annually to address new and problematic areas:
- Step by step through any new, deleted and revised codes for reporting procedures
- Revisions to IR coding guidelines, plus any editorial revisions
- New details and tips to assist with deciphering physician documentation
- Expanded guidance based on frequent questions received throughout the year
Clear, reliable guidance through the tasks you perform every day:
- Coding for hundreds of vascular and nonvascular IR procedures, encompassing both diagnostic exams and therapeutic interventions, including: diagnostic angiography, intracranial angiography, angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy, embolization, EVAR, FEVAR, TEVAR, dialysis graft/fistula and lower extremity revascularization
- Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
A proven approach to effective learning and quick reference for busy professionals:
- Content is organized by body system (e.g., head and neck)
- Each section includes:
- Menus that walk you from the procedure descriptions, listed alphabetically, to the current radiological and surgical codes
- Payment tables (RVUs and APCs) by CPT/HCPCS code
- Coding tips for each coding example listed
- Anatomical illustrations showing common procedures and the corresponding CPT codes
CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.
For certain MedLearn Publishing publications, you will see an 'AMA Royalty Fee' 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 2020 books immediately after the CMS releases the 2020 Final Rule. We anticipate this will be in early November, and estimate our books will begin shipping in December.