Duplex & Ultrasound Coding

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, CIRCC, RCC, AAPC Fellow
60 minutes
Product Description

Learn to Raise Audit Proof Claims and Ensure Compliant Documentation in Ultrasound and Duplex Coding.

Perhaps one of the most challenging modalities in diagnostic radiology is ultrasound and duplex coding. In this session, expert Stacie Buck will discuss all major areas of diagnostic ultrasound, including obstetrical ultrasound coding. You will also learn the ins and outs of the documentation required to report duplex studies including a look at some case examples.

In this session, expert speaker Stacie Buck will take a look at high risk areas and show you how to ensure that documentation is compliant. Stacie will explain how to have “audit proof” claims and prevent overpayments.

Training Objective

  • Common questions pertaining to diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Learn key terminology to look for when assigning codes for duplex studies (Required documentation).
  • How is a grayscale ultrasound of a transplanted kidney, transplanted ureter, and native bladder reported?
  • Understand diagnostic test ordering rules as they pertain to duplex studies and ultrasound.
  • Learn how to distinguish a non-invasive vascular study from a duplex study and what constitutes a limited vs. complete duplex study.
  • Understand the differences in the various OB ultrasound codes and the documentation required for each.
  • To appropriately report the ultrasound guidance for vascular access code, certain parameters must be met. Find out here!
  • Learn when OB US codes are appropriate for pelvic US studies and when they are not.
  • What are the guidelines for reporting a transvaginal ultrasound of the pregnant uterus when there are multiple gestations? Is code 76817 reported once or once per gestation?
  • How to have “audit proof” claims and prevent overpayments.
  • Learn about some high risk areas and how to ensure that documentation is compliant.

Who should attend

  • Coding professionals
  • Auditors
  • Compliance officers
  • Physicians
  • Radiology technologists
  • Coding managers
  • Radiology managers

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About Our Speaker

Stacie L. Buck - Radiology & Cardiology Coding Expert

Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, CIRCC, AAPC Fellow is President & Senior Consultant at RadRx and provides consulting services to providers of diagnostic and interventional radiology services. She is the author of the book Cracking the IR Code: Your Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Interventional Radiology Coding and creator of Mastering Interventional Radiology & Cardiology Online Education Program. Stacie has 25 years experience in healthcare, 17 of which...   More Info
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