Dec 1st, 2012
By Laurette Pitman, RN, CPC-H, CGIC, CCS Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is much easier to report than it is to say; but let your guard down and you might slip up when assigning CPT® codes for ERCP-related procedures. Up-to-date coding information on biliary and pancreatic duct stenting procedures, such as that found in the American ...
Jul 1st, 2010
By Marcella Bucknam, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCC, COBGC, CCS, CCS-P A pancreaticoduodenectomy, pancreatoduodenectomy, or Whipple, is a surgical procedure involving the pancreas, intestines, and other organs. It is usually performed to treat malignancies on the head of the pancreas, common bile duct, or duodenum (which are near the pancreas) but also may be performed ...
In CMS
Apr 14th, 2009
A National Coverage Determination (NCD) issued April 3 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expands coverage of positron emission tomography (PET) scans for the diagnosis and treatment of most solid tumor cancers in Medicare patients and removes the clinical study requirement in some cases. CMS Expands PET Scan Coverage was last modified: ...