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Ultrasound Coding: A Clear Path Through Changes & Recurring Challenges

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Is it a complete or limited exam? What are the frequency limitations for extremity ultrasounds? OB or non-OB ultrasound? How do you report contrast-enhanced ultrasound? Can you support coding for duplex exams? So many questions, so many ongoing issues. Fortunately, you've come to the right place for answers and solutions!

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In 2019, we continue to see problem areas and missed revenue opportunities for ultrasound coding. Between new codes, conflicting coding information between AMA and CMS, and often gray guidelines for documentation, frequency and billing requirements coding for ultrasound services can be a "perfect storm" for uncertainty and noncompliance.

Wouldn't it be great to have a clear path to the correct code assignments, giving you complete confidence that you're in full compliance with coding guidelines and documentation requirements? You can get there with the help of this webcast, presented by leading radiology coding expert Donna Richmond, BA, RCC, CIRCC, CPC.

What's on the agenda:

  • A review of current CPT® and HCPCS codes specific to ultrasound services, including new codes for:
    • Ultrasound elastography
    • Contrast-enhanced ultrasound
    • Bone density ultrasound
  • Solutions to the confusion and questions uncovered by our experts in their audits and consulting engagements; key topics include:
    • Coding through some of the most frequently questioned areas, such as soft tissue ultrasound, breast ultrasound, OB ultrasound, and elastography
    • Complete vs. limited exams, especially pertaining to nonvascular extremity ultrasound —understanding coding guidelines, documentation requirements and billing frequency limitations
    • Guidelines to report new contrast-enhanced ultrasound codes
    • Coding guidelines and documentation requirements for noninvasive vascular exams
    • Differentiating between duplex scans (e.g., CPT 93925 and 93926) and non-imaging physiologic studies (e.g., 93922-93924)
    • In-depth help with duplex scans, particularly what documentation is required to select the correct codes for abdominal/retroperitoneal and extremity scans
    • Coding for OB ultrasound vs. non-OB ultrasound, such as when a pregnant patient has pain that may be ovarian torsion
  • Case reviews that bring coding guidelines and documentation requirements to life and bringing enhanced clarity to difficult coding scenarios
  • Time permitting, answers to attendee questions


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