Widespread misunderstanding of many ultrasound codes is a real problem. If you are looking for some clarification on abdominal, pelvic, OB and non-OB, nonvascular extremity or noninvasive vascular exams – plus many more – you have found it here! With an eye to documentation requirements, required imaging elements and appropriate coding, this session will bring clarity to ultrasound codes.
Presented by leading radiology coding expert Donna Richmond, BA, RCC, CIRCC, CPC, this webcast will lead you through guidelines, requirements, tips and suggestions – using case studies and examples of both good and incomplete documentation – to help ensure accurate and compliant code selection for ultrasound services.
- A review of current CPT® and HCPCS codes specific to ultrasound services, including new duplex codes for 2020
- Solutions to often misunderstood or problematic ultrasound codes; key topics include:
- Appropriate codes for soft tissue ultrasounds
- Complete vs. limited exams—understanding coding guidelines, documentation requirements, and required imaging elements
- Extremity ultrasound documentation requirements and frequency limitations
- Requirements for abdominal and retroperitoneal ultrasounds
- Suggestions for coding contrast-enhanced ultrasounds and discussion of continued conflicting requirements from specialty societies
- Noninvasive vascular exam coding guidelines and documentation requirements
- 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
- Appropriate diagnosis coding and CPT coding for breast ultrasounds
- Case reviews that bring coding guidelines and documentation requirements to life and enhanced clarity to difficult coding scenarios
- Examples of good and incomplete documentation and how to handle incomplete reports
- Time permitting, answers to attendee questions
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