Mar 1st, 2013
It’s time to re-evaluate your cervico-cerebral imaging coding for new concepts and codes in 2013. By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CIRCC, CCC, CCS, RCC For 2013, CPT® has developed an entirely new concept and set of codes for imaging of the cervico-cerebral (head and neck) arteries. These codes do not apply to selective venous head and ...
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 ...
Feb 1st, 2012
New, more concise codes facilitate spot-on coding for all components of vascular and nonvascular procedures. By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CIRCC, CCC, CCS, RCC Many interventional radiology code changes over the past several years have resulted in the creation of a single code to describe what was previously described with multiple codes. This trend continues ...
Feb 1st, 2009
By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CIRCC, CCC, CCS, RCC From a coder’s perspective, the heart is made up of chambers, valves, and coronary and pulmonary arteries and veins. Let’s focus on outpatient hospital and physician CPT® coding for diagnostic and interventional coronary arterial procedures. Branch Out Coronary Artery Coding Know-how Anatomically there are two coronary ...
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 ...