Interventional Radiology Coder was our very first publication - and it's still our top seller. Why? Because it speeds you to the right CPT® code for any of 400-plus procedures. No need to plow through tons of text or cross reference multiple volumes. Everything's here in one compact, easy-to-use volume! Highlights:
2011 code additions and revisions for all interventional radiology procedures
Easy-to-follow menus of correct code assignments, plus tips to enhance understanding
Full explanations of critical issues, such as angiographic and interventional procedures by body system, as well as diagnostic cardiac catheterization
Global periods for all codes listed in this book
The most current payment rates for hospitals (APCs) and physician practices (RVUs)
Findings from MedLearn consulting experts MedLearn consulting experts speak from their real-world experiences regarding the potential benefits of Interventional Radiology Coder to healthcare organizations:
Missed GU/biliary codes - "Interventional radiology continues to be one of the top two most difficult area of medicine for coders. Within IR, biliary and GU procedures are among the most confusing areas - and where a lot of mistakes are made. For example, one missed code for biliary tube insertion translates to a lost APC payment ranging from $975 to more than $1,800. A similar scenario on the GU side could result in a reduced APC payment of approximately $385 to more than $1,500. For physician services, missing GU and biliary codes equal anywhere from 1 to 16+ RVUs, or roughly $38 to $608. Referring to Interventional Radiology Coder can help providers avoid these issues."
An $1,800 mistake - "Hospitals routinely miss S&I codes for imaging. Considering that one of these codes typically carries a current (2008) APC value of more than $1,800, it's easy to understand how this book could pay for itself many times over by catching just one code omission."
"AWOL" RVUs really add up - "On the physician side, one missed IR code equates to payment downswings ranging from approximately $20 to more than $800. One of the most common trouble spots is missing surgical codes for catheter placement. The negative impact on physician payment is anywhere from 4.27 to 9.03 RVUs, which amounts to a lost Medicare reimbursement, based on current rates, of approximately $163 to $346 per code. The good news is that these forfeitures are entirely preventable."
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