Diagnostic and Non-Invasive Vascular Ultrasound Coding

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Cheryl A. Schad, BA Ed, CPC, ACS-RA, PCS
Conference Date
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
60 Minutes
Product Description

Conquer The Challenges Of Diagnostic & Non-Invasive Vascular Ultrasound Coding.

In 2011, specific changes were made to the codes, for NIPS of the extremity arteries & these changes are still presenting challenges for coding today’s studies; coding ultrasound of soft tissue masses at various anatomic locations; documentation requirements for trans-abdominal/trans-vaginal ultrasounds, complete abdomen ultrasound, complete retroperitoneal, obstetrical pelvis are some perennial problem areas. 

This audio conference presented by expert speaker Cheryl A. Schad, BA Ed, CPC, ACS-RA, PCS, will supply information about general ultrasound techniques, imaging documentation requirements, complete vs. limited imaging, duplex studies, and vascular ultrasound. You will be also provided with reference tables, and detailed handouts for future reference. 

Session Highlights:

  • Documentation requirements for diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Elements of complete abdomen & complete retroperitoneal ultrasounds.
  • Elements of various obstetrical pelvis ultrasounds.
  • NIPS for extremity arteries.
  • Elements of various vascular ultrasounds.
  • Documentation requirements for billing both transabdominal & transvaginal studies at same session.
  • How to code ultrasound of soft tissue masses at various anatomic locations.
  • When must limited codes be assigned.

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? Radiology coders, ultrasound technicians, coding supervisors

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About Our Speaker

Cheryl A. Schad - Radiology Coding Expert

Cheryl A. Schad, BA Ed, CPC, ACS-RA, PCS, is a nationally-recognized Reimbursement Specialist and owner of Schad Medical Management, a physician reimbursement/compliance consulting firm that focuses on CPT and ICD-9 coding and Medicare Part B regulations.

Schad's personal area of expertise is diagnostic and interventional radiology. She has performed numerous workshops, seminars, and audio conferences for organizations including The Coding Institute, The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)...   More Info
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