The fastest, easiest access to the right IR codes, every time
Interventional radiology coding has changed dramatically over the years. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the popularity of our trusted
Interventional Radiology Coder book. In fact, it remains our number-one selling resource. Why? Quite simply, its unique “menus” provide the fastest, easiest access to the correct CPT/HCPCS codes for hundreds of common and not-so-common IR procedures — critically important in an era where IR coding accuracy rates continue to hover around 70%.
Of course, we update each year’s edition of
Interventional Radiology Coder with the latest codes and coding guidelines. You also get clear-cut guidance through those tricky gray areas, including bundled, hybrid-bundled and component coding. Tools such as quick coding tips, FAQs in each chapter and anatomical illustrations provide additional clarity and further accelerate your code selection and validation process.
Features and Benefits
Updated and expanded content for 2020, including:
- New, deleted and revised codes for reporting IR procedures, including:
- Lumbar puncture
- Nerve injections and nerve destruction procedures
- Iliac endograft placement
- Percutaneous transcatheter placement of iliac arteriovenous anastomosis implant
- Percutaneous ablation of malignant breast tumor(s)
- Pericardial drainage
- 3D printing
- Guidance with the parenthetical note revisions for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Updated billing tips and expanded guidance with common problem areas from 2019, such as FNA biopsy, PICC placement and vein ablations
- Brand new for 2020: FAQ sections at the end of each chapter, delivering additional insights into difficult areas
Our experts address common questions, concerns, and problem areas:
- Confusion and questions about coding for:
- Biliary procedures — imaging, drainage catheters, stent placement/exchange, biopsy
- Genitourinary procedures — imaging, stent placement/exchange, biopsy
- Dialysis circuit — AV graft/fistula
- Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
- 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, hybrid-bundled and component codes
Clear, step-by-step 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 quick-reference approach 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 that fast track understanding
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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.