Tips for Mastering Lower Extremity Interventions with IR Codes
Presenters at this session will provide instruction on how to correctly code for lower extremity interventions that are performed in the outpatient setting. Specifically, the following procedure types will be discussed: angioplasty, stent placement, atherectomy, thrombectomy and thrombolysis. Attendees will learn the coding rules associated with each of these procedures, including which components are bundled and which may be reported separately, and how to correctly apply NCCI manual instruction when coding these procedures. Additionally, when to report diagnostic angiograms in conjunction with therapeutic interventions will be discussed. Participants will be provided with coding scenarios that illustrate the concepts that are presented.
After completing this session, participants will be able to:
• Select the correct codes for lower extremity interventions based on clinical indications.
• Adhere to CPT® bundling rules for assigning catheterization codes with therapeutic interventions.
• Break down criteria for reporting diagnostic angiograms during the same session as therapeutic interventions.
• Correctly apply NCCI Manual instructions and edits for lower extremity interventions.
Stacie Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC
RadRx Palm City, FL