Initially Aired Thursday, December 15, 2016
Duration: 60 minutes
Presented by: Melody Mulaik
Huge changes to radiology coding in 2017. Learn about the new codes and how the final rules will impact you!
In this informative session, Coding Strategies’ Melody Mulaik discusses and examines key areas of concern for both diagnostic and interventional radiology services. 2017 will bring significant changes to both diagnostic and interventional radiology procedure coding. All 2017 new and revised codes, including the completely revised dialysis circuit codes, PTA, mechanochemical vein ablation, epidural injections and epidural catheter placement, mammography, ultrasound screening for AAA, and moderate sedation are discussed.
Key items from the Final Rules will be reviewed including Medicare payment reductions for film x-rays & CR/DR, updates on Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)/Clinical Decision Support (CDS) timeframes, site neutral payment and updates on Medicare billing and payment guidelines for global surgery.
The session also addresses reimbursement updates for both physicians and hospitals. Throughout the session, specific reimbursement issues such as coverage limitations, payor claims edits, etc., will be noted. Melody shares examples used to illustrate key learning points. This session is appropriate for professionals involved in coding and charge capture for either physician or hospital outpatient services.
Approved for 1 RCCB CEU