Feb 1st, 2013
2013 CPT® changes for interventional radiology are extensive; here’s where to start. By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CIRCC, CCC, CCS, RCC The American Medical Association (AMA) was very busy last year, creating 74 new interventional radiology, endovascular, cardiac chamber, and coronary arterial interventional codes for 2013, while deleting 32 codes for many of the same ...
Dec 1st, 2012
By Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The practice of medicine constantly evolves. Established roads change direction. Familiar landmarks disappear, and new paths emerge. Even those who know the lay of the land can feel lost in an ever-shifting terrain of technologies, methods, and standards of care. To keep ...
Nov 1st, 2008
Resume the Flow with Surefire Neurointerventional Thrombolysis Coding Know-how By David Zielske, MD, CPC, CPC-H, CCS, RCC Strokes are the third most common cause of death in the United States, with only heart disease and cancer occurring more frequently. A stroke, or “brain attack,” results from an interruption of normal arterial blood flow to a ...
Sep 1st, 2008
By David Zielske, MD, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-CARDIO, CCS, RCC The neurointerventional surgery specialty has grown dramatically as expertise, ingenuity, research, and technology allows for the development and application of new neurologic disorder procedures. The specialty involves endovascular and other percutaneous procedures performed on the brain, spinal cord (central nervous system), head, neck, and s...