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Quite a few code changes and revisions were made to the Radiology section of CPT for 2020. Less confusing language and expanded code categories will make life easier for medical coders. Heres a quick ... [ Read More ]
Consumers overspent 18.5 billion on diagnostic imaging in 2017 according to a UnitedHealth Group UHG research brief released May 23. The health insurer attributes the overspending to price gouging by ... [ Read More ]
2019 was my first AAPC National Conference since 2008. Although there were many big changes since 2008 a few major differences I noticed particularly were that the size of attendance has quadrupled an... [ Read More ]
Is it worth buying the IR coding reference from Z health? I have an optum complete guide for interventional radiology, and we have an IR coding reference from AMA. We are just wanting to know if Z hea... [ Read More ]
INDICATIONS: This 97-year-old male with multiple risk factors
for coronary artery disease and moderate aortic stenosis is
admitted to ____ Medical Center in the setting of severe
right lower extremity... [ Read More ]
Hello I have a surgery for a LFT Ureteroscopy with a laser lithotripsy and a double J stent.
According to the Pervious KUB taken before surgery the stone was still present.
But when the Dr. performed... [ Read More ]
Dr. Placed a double j stent on the left side of ureter after the patient had been scheduled for a left ureteroscopy/laser lithotripsy /stent
No stones were found so can only bill the Stent placement ... [ Read More ]
Hey guys. I need help please! My question: When coding a Left heart cath and the dr does a PCI, can I code these together? I am getting a CCI edit that states these procedures can't be billed together... [ Read More ]