Radiology Practice Blog
2021 Changes to Percutaneous Needle Core Biopsy Lung or Mediastinum include new CPT Code, Description, and AMA Instructions
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The radiology specialty and market is evolving rapidly, creating new opportunities in interventional radiology that can solve challenges that have plagued private radiology groups for decades.
StreamlineMD is looking forward to attending and exhibiting at the following upcoming 2020 Radiology & IR Conferences, and meeting you there!
Each year it is important to review best practices for optimal Radiology & IR practice performance and to ensure that these are integrated into your daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly plans.
YOUR WORDS MATTER – CHOOSE THEM CAREFULLY. CPT codes and their descriptions are the standards that need to be followed. Code assignments are based on Radiologist documentation. The financial audience is looking for a match between the Radiologist’s documentation and the codes assigned. Always document the number/types of views read. Understand the difference between Views and Films...
CMS is proposing to reduce reimbursement to radiology by 9% beginning 2020 to pay for E/M changes.
StreamlineMD Coder to conduct Radiology Coding education for CEU's at upcoming RBMA Ohio Chapter Fall Coding Seminar on Wednesday 10/23/19.
StreamlineMD and its team will be attending the 2019 RBMA Paradigm Conference April 14-17 in Colorado Springs. Below is a summary of StreamlineMD radiology coder Kristen Bickel Sliwinski's coding presentation on Saturday April 13, 2019.
We are looking forward to seeing our clients and prospects at the upcoming SIR.
There are new, revised, and deleted codes for 2019. The most influential code sets that could affect your practice are the PICC line placements (36568-36573) and the new FNA biopsy codes (10004-10021). The wRVUs may be lower, but that should not influence your documentation of guidance used with these procedures.
Codes changed along with a reduction in reimbursement. CPT 10022 (RVU 1.88) Fine needle aspiration with imaging guidance was deleted in 2019 but it was replaced with new codes that specified the type of guidance (e.g., ultrasound, fluoro, CT, MR) used. Also, new add-on codes were added for when more than one distinct lesion was treated.