Many tough questions…one place to get clear, reliable answers
At MedLearn Publishing, we hear the questions of nuclear medicine and PET providers: Can we charge for thyroid whole-body scans? How do we code for absolute quantitation of myocardial blood flow from above? What's billable when performing a PET/CT combination? And many, many others. In Nuclear Medicine & PET Coder, you'll quickly find clear, accurate answers, along with steady guidance through the complexities and uncertainties of coding, charging and billing for a full range of nuclear medicine and PET procedures.
Features and Benefits
- Updated with NEW information:
- Nuclear medicine and PET code changes for 2019
- Updated payment information
- New case studies, bringing clarity to commonly performed procedures, as well as those that generate frequent questions
- Expanded guidance with coding for sarcoid imaging
- Step-by-step through coding and documentation for a full range of nuclear medicine and PET procedures, including SPECT, PET, PET/CT, planar imaging, integrated imaging and therapeutic treatments
- Easy to navigate — codes are grouped by body system (e.g., endocrine, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and more) and then by code sequence
- Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
- Each section includes:
- Table of drugs and radiopharmaceuticals typically used for nuclear medicine procedures, along with the pertinent HCPCS and revenue codes
- Definition of each procedure with its corresponding CPT code
- Coding and billing tips for each code
- Payment tables based on the current Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) and the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS)
- Special help with common areas of confusion and noncompliance, such as:
- Under-reporting radiopharmaceuticals
- Omitting CPT codes for certain procedures
- Unbundling codes
- Billing for the incorrect number of radiopharmaceutical units
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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.