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Publisher's Stock #: PCT20
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Validate and defend your code selections for these high-volume procedures

The frequency with which a procedure is performed doesn't necessarily correlate with how accurately it's coded. Such is the case with many CT and MR procedures, which our experts say are among the most commonly performed — and frequently miscoded — procedures. This is exactly why our CT/MR Coder book should be an essential reference in your physician office or hospital imaging department.

Features and Benefits

Our CT/MR experts address common questions, concerns and problem areas:

  • Recently expanded guidance with commonly miscoded procedures and areas of confusion, including 3-D post-processing (reconstructed spines), CT guidance, CT vs. CTA, CTA of the abdominal aorta, MRA and whole-body scans
  • Guidance on recently added and updated codes for breast MRI, MR elastography and fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • Answers to frequently asked questions, such as "how should we code a limited or localized follow-up CT study?"
  • Clearing up the confusion surrounding the use (and overuse) of codes CPT® codes 76376/76377 for 3-D rendering

Updated annually to address new and problematic areas including:

  • Step by step through new, deleted and bundled codes for CT and MR procedures
  • Guidance on unbundling codes and how to ensure your facility is compliant–an area to revisit based on the current recovery audit focus
  • Additional clarifications, guidance and case examples covering areas of ambiguity, such as: CT scans of the sternoclavicular joints, sternum, sacroiliac joints, sacrum/coccyx and more

Clear, step-by-step guidance through the tasks you perform every day:

  • Coding for a full range of CT and MR procedures, including CTA, CTC, MRI, MRA, MRS and MRV
  • Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
  • Help with accurately interpreting physician documentation

A proven approach to effective learning and quick reference for busy professionals:

  • Codes are grouped by body system (e.g., head and neck) and then by code sequence
  • Each section includes:
    • Procedure definitions with corresponding CPT®/HCPCS codes
    • Coding guidelines and billing tips
    • Payment tables with codes, MPFS status, RVUs, OPPS APC information and payment rates
    • Case examples (recently expanded!) to help you make the connection between procedures and correct code assignments

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