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2018 Radiology Coding and Compliance Update On-Demand


Initially aired Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Duration: 60 minutes

   Presented by: Melody Mulaik

2018 brings major coding and regulatory changes affecting both diagnostic and interventional radiology. Learn what you need to hit the ground running on January 1!

In this information-packed session, industry expert Melody Mulaik will explain the 2018 coding and regulatory changes for radiology and how you should prepare for them.

Melody will review the major procedure code changes for both diagnostic and interventional radiology, including:

  • New code sets for chest x-rays and abdominal x-rays
  • Revised codes and guidelines for extremity ultrasound
  • New and revised codes for varicose vein treatment
  • Revised codes for upper extremity arteriograms
  • New codes and guidelines for endovascular aneurysm repair
  • New and revised codes for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  •  New and revised codes for lung tumor ablation

Key items from the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rules will be discussed, including but not limited to:

  • Medicare payment reductions for computed radiography
  • Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)/Clinical Decision Support (CDS)
  • Site-neutral payment policies
  • Hospital APC structure for imaging services


   Throughout the session Melody provides practical tips, examples, and action items so you can face the 2018 changes with confidence. 

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