In Coding
Dec 5th, 2017
Anatomy is key, as is understanding what’s included in the intensive services. Coding for endovascular revascularization of the lower extremities seems daunting, but is made easier if you understand that the codes are hierarchical, and angioplasty is always included with more extensive services. It’s also important to master lower extremity vascular anatomy. How Revascularization Is Achieved ...
May 1st, 2012
Consult guidance when coding these studies to ensure proper reporting. By Lori M. Shore, CPC, RCC Radiology has arguably had more than its share of bundling recently. Computed tomography (CT) scans of certain separate body parts are no longer separately payable; endovascular revascularization studies are now grouped into all-inclusive territories; and several renal angiography procedures ...
Feb 1st, 2011
Changes make it quicker and easier to code these complex procedures. By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CCIRC, CCC, CCS, RCC Dramatic coding changes for lower extremity endovascular revascularization have been implemented for 2011: Sixteen new Category I CPT® codes (37220-37235) apply to combinations of angioplasty, atherectomy, and stent placement (interventions) performed in lower extremity arteries. ...