Vertebral Fractures – Proper Documentation & Coding

The various image-guided percutaneous procedures used to treat Vertebral Fractures include terms such as Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty,  Sacroplasty and Augmentation.  The nuances of these procedures often cause confusion. This article discusses these procedures, their documentation, and CMS policy to obtain more clarity.

StreamlineMD Releases New Client Portal

We are excited to announce that StreamlineMD will be rolling out new features, allowing you to access security request forms & training videos online through our new StreamlineMD Client Portal. 

Higher Payments for New C-Codes for ASC in 2023

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Historically, CMS has created and assigned “C” codes (alpha/numeric) for devices such as drug eluding stents (DES C9600-C9608) and/or hospital billing under HOPPS. For 2023, CMS has created approximately 50 new C codes specifically for billing in the ASC setting, several of which affect coding and billing for some Interventional Radiology and Cardiac Catheterization procedures.

Prepare for MIPS/MACRA 2023

It’s that time again to make sure your practice is on track for reporting MACRA/MIPS for 2023.  Below are some resources to assist you in understanding the MIPS/MACRA requirements for 2023.

2023 Interventional Cardiology CPT Code Changes

The following information details Interventional Cardiology CPT changes for 2023 which may impact your practice. There are nine new Category I codes and three new Category III codes, two of which are add-on codes to the main procedure. Be sure to review below, update or create new report templates, and share with your practice management team(s) in preparation for January 1st in order to avoid billing and reimbursement delays.

2023 Changes to Radiology & IR CPT Codes – Continued

As promised, the following information provides further details for 2023 CPT changes. Be sure to review and share with your practice management team(s) for preparation for January 1st to avoid billing and reimbursement delays.

Sneak Peek for 2023 Changes to Radiology & IR CPT Codes

The intent of this article is to provide updates for 2023 Radiology & IR CPT coding, which may impact your practice’s coding, billing, and reimbursement operations. To avoid unnecessary denials, which can delay reimbursement, review the coding changes below to ensure your Radiology practice is ready to go for patients treated beginning January 1, 2023.

Radiology Coding Expert Beth Kujawski joins StreamlineMD

Wendy served in various coding capacities for the Company, since 1988. Most recently, she served as the company’s senior coding authority, monitoring overall quality control, educating, and advising coding staff on the latest coding guidelines, and educating clients and prospects on proper documentation.