2018 CPT® Coding Update for Radiology

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, CIRCC, RCC, AAPC Fellow
Conference Date
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
60 minutes
Product Description

Insights on the 2018 Radiology Coding Updates from an Expert!

Make certain your claims are paid in the new year, by ensuring you are ready for the CPT® 2018 coding changes for diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.

Join this session, where expert speaker Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, CIRCC, AAPC Fellow, will provide you the insights on the coding changes for 2018 that affect both diagnostic and interventional radiology. Stacie will throw light on the new, revised and deleted codes, and will discuss the guideline changes as well.

Session Highlights

  • Diagnostic radiology coding changes
    • Chest X-ray codes: Deletion of existing codes and creation of new codes describing the number of views
    • Abdominal  X-ray codes: Deletion of existing codes and creation of new codes describing the number of views
    • Use of –CT modifier and what it means for reimbursement
    • Update on appropriate use criteria for advanced diagnostic imaging services
  • Interventional radiology coding changes
    • Cryoablation treatment of pulmonary tumors: New CPT category I code
    • Endovascular repair infrarenal aorta: Complete overhaul of EVAR coding, with deletion of many component codes to be replaced with more comprehensive CPT codes
    • Endovenous ablation of incompetent veins: New codes for the reporting of endovenous ablation therapy of incompetent veins using a chemical adhesive. New codes to be created for reporting the injection of a non-compounded foam sclerosant for treatment of incompetent veins
    • Bone marrow diagnostic procedures: A new code will be created to describe a diagnostic bone marrow procedure that bundles biopsy and aspiration into one code

Session Agenda

  • Diagnostic radiology
    • Chest X-rays: New codes
      • 71045: Radiologic examination chest; single view
      • 71046: Radiologic examination chest; two views
    • Abdominal X-rays: New codes
      • 74018: Radiologic examination abdomen; 1 view
      • 74019: Radiologic examination abdomen; 2 views
    • Abdominal X-rays: Revised codes
      • 76881: Ultrasound, complete joint real-time with image documentation
      • 76882: Ultrasound, limited, joint or other nonvascular extremity structure(s), real-time with image documentation
  • Appropriate use criteria (AUC)
  • Modifiers
    • –FY modifier
    • –CT modifier
    • –FX modifier
  • NCCI policy manual changes: Diagnostic radiology
    • Chapter 9, Section C: CPT® code 77063 is an add-on code
    • New codes
      • Chapter 9, Section E
      • Chapter 12, Section C
    • Revised codes
      • Chapter 9, Section H
  • Interventional radiology
    • Deleted codes: 36120, 75658
    • Foam sclerotherapy vein
      • New codes: 36465, 36466
    • Vein ablation chemical adhesive
      • New codes: 36482, 36483
      • Revised codes: 36468, 36470, 36471
  • Endovascular procedures
    • Endovascular repair
      • Deleted codes: 34800, 34802
      • New codes: 34701 - 34711
    • Open arterial exposure
      • New codes: 34714 - 34716
    • Percutaneous access, large sheath        
      • New code: 34713
    • Endograft fixation device
      • New code: 34712
  • NCCI policy manual changes: Interventional radiology
    • Revised codes
      • Chapter 9, Section H
      • Chapter 5, Section E
    • New Codes
      • Chapter 5, Section D
      • Chapter 7, Section E
      • Chapter 3, Section L

Who Should Attend

This session will discuss the ideas and strategies relevant to:

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

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

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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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