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2017 Ultrasound Coder

Ultrasound Coder
Updated for 2017, this essential book includes new payment information, new codes for screening study for abdominal aortic aneurysm, and more.

Price: $167.00



Effectively code & bill ultrasound procedures.

Don't run the risk of denied claims or auditor action because of confusion over complicated ultrasound coding and billing rules. This is the resource you need to maintain proper documentation and coding correctness for ultrasound studies.

What's in this essential guide?

  • Introduction:
    • Doppler and Duplex Defined
    • Modifier Descriptions
    • National Correct Coding Initiative
    • Medically Unlikely Edits
    • Medicare Programs
    • Hospital Outpatient Reporting
    • Value-Based Payment Modifier Program
    • The ICD-10 Coding System
  • Chapter 1: Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Chapter 2: Ultrasound Guidance Procedures
    • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
    • Core Biopsy Other Than Breast
    • Core Biopsy of Breast
    • Breast Cyst Aspiration
    • Needle Localization
    • 3-D Image Rendering
  • Chapter 3: Echocardiography: Fetal and Non-Fetal
  • Chapter 4: Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies
    • Duplex Studies
    • Cerebrovascular Arterial Studies
    • Extremity Arterial/Venous Studies (Including Digits)
    • Visceral and Penile Vascular Studies
  • Chapter 5: Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Chapter 6: Frequently Asked Questions
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound
    • Ultrasound Guidance Procedures
    • Echocardiography: Fetal & Non-Fetal
    • Noninvasive Vascular Diagnostic Studies
  • Appendix A: Ordering Diagnostic Tests
  • Appendix B: Reporting ICD Diagnosis & Procedure Codes
  • Appendix C: Coding for Non-Covered Services and Services Not Reasonable and Necessary [Modifiers GY and GZ]
  • Appendix D: NCD for Ultrasound Diagnostic Procedures

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