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Q & A with Dr. Z: Spinraza Injection

Q & A with Dr. Z: Spinraza Injection

by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC Question: SPINRAZA INJECTION I am seeing two opinions on how to bill this. The first way is to bill with CPT code 62323 [Injection(s), of diagnostic or therapeutic substance(s) (eg, anesthetic, antispasmodic, opioid, steroid, other solution), not including neurolytic substances, including needle or catheter placement, […]

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Q & A with Dr. Z: Heart Cath with IMA Coil Embolization

Q & A with Dr. Z: Heart Cath with IMA Coil Embolization

by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC Question: Heart Cath with IMA Coil Embolization Please see following medical record: Right and left congenital heart catheterization; angiography of the SVC; imaging of the left PA, RIMA and LIMA; followed by coil embolization of both the RIMA and the LIMA. Can we report 37242 […]

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Q & A with Dr. Z – Lumbar Artery Arteriography

Q & A with Dr. Z – Lumbar Artery Arteriography

by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC Question: Lumbar Artery Arteriography Is arteriography for the lumbar arteries subjective to the reason for the exam? We sometimes see the doctors select L1-L4 and branches off the lumbar arteries to look for bleeds. If the dx is Flank hematoma from a fall and they […]

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Q & A with Dr. Z – Percutaneous Aspiration Ovarian Cyst

Q & A with Dr. Z – Percutaneous Aspiration Ovarian Cyst

by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC Question: Percutaneous Aspiration Ovarian Cyst Is CPT code 58805 or 10160 most appropriate for the following? TECHNIQUE: Percutaneous ultrasound-guided aspiration through 5 French Yueh catheter. Sterile; 1% lidocaine for local anesthesia. Location: Left lower abdominal quadrant and right lower abdominal quadrant. Needle size: 5 French […]

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Libman Education Announces Financial Support Program for FY2020 Code Update Courses

Qualified Candidates eligible for discounts for courses written by nationally recognized Coding Experts Lynn Kuehn and Gail Smith BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – July 30, 2019 – Libman Education announces the Award10 financial support program to provide discounts to qualified candidates purchasing education related to the changes in the ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT code systems for fiscal […]

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Q & A with Dr. Z – Embolization 37244 vs 37242

Q & A with Dr. Z – Embolization 37244 vs 37242

Libman Education is proud to offer ZHealth Publishing’s broad range of coding products to assist both the novice and the seasoned coder to become experts at coding and charging for complex procedures in Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, and Diagnostic Radiology. Periodically, ZHealth Publishing experts offer general recommendations in response to specific customer inquiries […]

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Chargemaster: Three Questions You Should Be Asking

Chargemaster: Three Questions You Should Be Asking

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA The chargemaster or charge description master (CDM) is an electronic tool or file that maintains all services, supplies, and medications to be charged during a patient visit. When this tool is combined with the facility’s Revenue and Usage Report, an analyst can determine what services are utilized. There […]

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Talking CPT: Coding of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

Talking CPT: Coding of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

by Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC I’m working with two different cardiovascular group practices right now – and they both have an incorrect understanding of coding diagnostic caths with an intervention. One practice ALWAYS codes the diagnostic with the intervention, and the other practice NEVER does. […]

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Coding Acute MI

Coding Acute MI

Libman Education is proud to offer ZHealth Publishing’s broad range of coding products to assist both the novice and the seasoned coder to become experts at coding and charging for complex procedures in Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, and Diagnostic Radiology. Periodically, ZHealth Publishing experts offer general recommendations in response to specific customer inquiries. […]

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Laser Atherectomy for Subclavian (OLD Code 35475)

Laser Atherectomy for Subclavian (OLD Code 35475)

  Libman Education is proud to offer ZHealth Publishing’s broad range of coding products to assist both the novice and the seasoned coder to become experts at coding and charging for complex procedures in Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, and Diagnostic Radiology. Periodically, ZHealth Publishing experts offer general recommendations in response to specific customer […]

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