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Innovatus Imaging Launches TEE Probe Maintenance Program

Trans-Esophageal Echocardiology, or TEE Probes, used to create images of the heart via the esophagus, are among the most costly ultrasound devices imaging departments nationwide purchase in order to properly diagnose cardiac conditions. Each of these highly...

Clarius to Unveil Miniaturized Wireless Smartphone Ultrasound Scanners

Clarius Mobile Health is poised to deliver on its promise to make high-definition ultrasound more affordable and easier to use for every clinician. During its virtual Innovation Spotlight event on Monday, January 17, 2022, the company’s ultrasound pioneers will take...

AHRA Approves ICE Education

ICE 2022 is approved for 32 ARRT Category A CE credits by AHRA.

MUSC team demonstrates MRI scan in ambulance

Doctors at MUSC Health’s Comprehensive Stroke Center constantly work with their community hospital colleagues on initiatives to cut down the steps that need to happen between the time a stroke patient is wheeled through the ambulance bay until treatment can begin.

Coding/Billing

Home Coding/Billing
Where in the World is Dr. Sandiego?

Where in the World is Dr. Sandiego?

If your radiologists perform reads in a different geographic location from where the patient received their service, you may have more credentialling requirements than you realize

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Where in the World is Dr. Sandiego?

Extenders and Supervision

Nonphysician practitioners may be able to perform and bill for services independent of a physician, depending on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines and state scope of practice statutes.

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Where in the World is Dr. Sandiego?

What Category?

Just because there is a procedure code for a service does not mean that it is accepted and/or reimbursed for all payers.

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Where in the World is Dr. Sandiego?

AUC Pivot – Take 5

CMS believes that the earliest that its claims processing system can begin screening claims using the AUC program claims processing edits for the payment penalty phase is October 2022.

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Where in the World is Dr. Sandiego?

Billing for Spot Images (Or Not)

In some practices there are situations that arise where the radiologists are asked to interpret images, aka “spot” images, in conjunction with other procedures, typically performed by other specialties.

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Where in the World is Dr. Sandiego?

CT and CTA Increases Continue

Computed tomography (CT) and computed tomographic angiography (CTA) are imaging studies that continue to see increases in volumes and are targeted by the payers for medical necessity and coverage.

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Where in the World is Dr. Sandiego?

ABNs are Still in Style

The proper use of ABNs is very important in radiology since many radiology claims are denied for medical necessity – specifically, the lack of a covered diagnosis.

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Can I Bill a Visit?

Can I Bill a Visit?

Radiologists perform Evaluation and Management (E/M) services and may bill for them. However, it is important to distinguish between a separate E/M service, and the interaction with the patient that is related to and inherent in a procedure provided on the same date of service.

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Orders in the Hospital Setting

Patient Relationship Categories

Patient relationship categories and modifiers have been around for a number of years, but their utilization is not mandatory, and it is unclear when and if this will occur.

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