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Coding peripheral vascular services in addition to cardiac catheterizations is one of the trickiest areas of an already tricky specialty.
Case in point: If you don’t know when to use a HCPCS code -- rather than a CPT® code -- for renal angiography, you’re setting your practice up for serious scrutiny and unpleasant payback requests.
To keep your claims in the clear, master these essential pointers for G0275 (Renal angiography, non-selective, one or both kidneys, performed at the same time as cardiac catheterization and/or coronary angiography, includes positioning or placement of any catheter in the abdominal aorta at or near the origins [ostia] of the renal arteries, injection of dye, flush aortogram, production of permanent images, and radiologic supervision and interpretation [List separately in addition to primary procedure]).
Attending audio conferences about the hottest cardiology topics like this can do more than simply ensure your coding accuracy and decrease denials — it can safeguard your payments. In this tough economy, every dollar counts. Get real-life solutions to your toughest coding challenges with cardiology audio conferences.
You’ll find such conference topics as:
CPT® 2013 Update: Prepare for Major Cardiology Changes in 2013Have you heard? You may have to learn a dozen new PCI codes, a fresh collection of one-stop-shop cervicocerebral angiography codes, and a shakeup in reporting EP studies with AF ablation.
Go Inside the Cath LabGo in-depth with right and left cardiac cath and injections that you can code additionally, PTCA (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) coding in different vessels, multiple interventional vs. multiple vessel coding for maximum reimbursement etc.
2012 NCCI Guidelines Update for Diagnostic and Peripheral Vascular CardiologyMost coders don’t read NCCI guidelines or are even aware they exist, but that means you could be setting yourself up for a costly denial.
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