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Summary of proposed 2019 CPT changes for IR By Stephanie L. Dybul, MBA, RT(R)(VI), CIRCC e-IRQ exclusive SIR will help your practice prepare for all 2019 coding changes in detail in the annual Interventional Radiology Coding Update. Below is a summary of the proposed changes for 2019. ...


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By C. Matthew Hawkins, MD Fall 2018 SIR thanks C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, for serving as the Coding Q&A columnist for the past three years. His long-time contributions to IR Quarterly are greatly appreciated! Q H ow does one report provision of diagnostic and therapeutic...


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Evaluation and management (E&M) services By C. Matthew Hawkins, MD Summer 2018 Q: What documentation is necessary to report evaluation and management (E&M) services that are performed on the same day a patient undergoes a subsequent procedure? A: There are a number of factors to...


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Reimbursement for providing telemedicine services By C. Matthew Hawkins, MD Summer 2017 Q: My hospital continues to invest in contemporary technology that allows for remote patient visits via telemedicine/telehealth services. They continue to encourage physicians to use these tools to...


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Q: Interventional radiologists are doing more and more arterial procedures via radial artery access. Is it appropriate to report code 36217 when using radial artery access for arterial procedures such as UAEs, TACEs and radioembolizations? A: The short answer is no. Code 36217 is used to...


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Coding dialysis access BY C. MATTHEW HAWKINS WINTER 2017 I heard that the dialysis access code set has been redone for 2017, completely changing how these services will be reported. Can you briefly summarize this code set? Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, reporting procedures performed in...


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SIR answers your coding questions By C. Matt Hawkins, MD Winter 2016 In terms of coding of lower-extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) thrombolysis, is there a difference between mechanical thrombolysis and pharmacologic thrombolysis? Lower-extremity DVT thrombolysis can be a complex...


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Coding Q&A Column

Embolization of external carotid arteries By C. Matt Hawkins, MD (@MattHawkinsMD) June 30, 2016 Q: What is the proper coding for embolization of branches of the bilateral external carotid arteries in the setting of epistaxis? Can I code for two embolization procedures? A: The short answer...


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Coding Q&A: 2018 CPT update

Code changes include new procedures, greater granularity for IRs By C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, IRQ Coding Editor Winter 2018 preview Although the coding changes for 2018 are not as extensive as in recent years, SIR members should be aware of some new/revised codes. The SIR CPT/RUC...


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Coding Q&A: Moderate sedation update 2

By Waleska Pabon-Ramos, MD, MPH e-IRQ exclusive Moderate sedation (MS) still seems to be bundled into a few CPT codes. How should MS be reported when performed with these procedures? As of Jan. 1, 2017, the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI; a CMS program ) has moderate...