Enterprise Imaging: “CMS Rescinds ‘One Intervention per Vessel’ Rule, Revises Doppler Coding for 2009”

Staying current is one of the greatest challenges to coding services correctly, and therefore to capturing the reimbursement your practice deserves without running afoul of payer regulations. For interventional radiology and cardiology, recent months have brought important—but easy to overlook—changes. Now is the time to be sure you’re reporting your claims accurately.

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One Response to “Enterprise Imaging: “CMS Rescinds ‘One Intervention per Vessel’ Rule, Revises Doppler Coding for 2009””

  1. Kathleen Davis says:

    Your article is confusing. The heading states “IVR coding returns to previous guidelines”. Is this referring to paragraph 6 where it says prior language allowed reporting of multiple interventions (angioplasty, atherectomy, stenting) in the same vessel? This seems to contradict paragraph 8 that says if angioplasty is followed by atherectomy, only atherectomy may be reported. Does this mean stenting should be reported, if done, along with the atherectomy?

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