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2019 Nuclear Medicine Coding, Reimbursement & Compliance Review

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Get the expert answers, instruction and updates you need to achieve fully compliant coding and billing for a broad range of nuclear medicine and PET procedures, as well as radiopharmaceuticals.

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Your facility depends on the revenue generated by nuclear medicine and PET procedures. But coding and billing mistakes can compromise the fiscal integrity of these services. From this popular webcast, presented by prominent nuclear medicine expert Donna Richmond, you'll take away actionable knowledge that will help you achieve your revenue goals and reduce your compliance risks.

A REVIEW OF KEY CHANGES FOR 2019:

  • New and deleted codes for reporting several procedures and radiopharmaceuticals, including:
    • Vitamin B-12 absorption studies
    • Lutetium
    • Injection of rituximab and hyaluronidase
    • Injection of rituximab
    • Iodine
  • Current and expired pass-through status for HCPCS Level II codes
  • Medicare payment policies for 2019, encompasing both OPPS and MPFS
  • 2019 national and local coverage determinations

Clear guidance through several of the most challenging areas for coders and billing departments, including:

  • Date-of-service policies for radiopharmaceuticals and exams
  • Coding and billing for missed or discontinued appointments, in accordance with CMS guidelines
  • Discussion of medical necessity requirements, NCCI edits and documentation best practices
  • Coding and billing for radiopharmaceuticals, including which are paid separately or are packaged with services
  • Instruction, augmented by clinical examples, for coding:
    • Thyroid procedures, with and without uptake
    • Hepatobiliary scans
    • Gastric emptying studies
    • Myocardial perfusion scans
    • Lung scans
    • Renal scans
    • Radiopharmaceutical localization of tumor
    • Infection and inflammation scans
    • PET scans
    • Therapeutic procedures

Here's what other attendees found most valuable about this webcast:

  • Information about PET scans
  • Documentation examples, including key phrases to look for
  • 2019 updates to NCD and LCD policies
  • How to bill for discontinued procedures

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