Neurointerventional Coding

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Question:

I recently attended a Neurointerventional coding course given by a physician. I was disappointed because he was way too technical and over my head. My doctor doesn’t do his own coding so I really, really need to understand this stuff. Can you help me?

Answer:

Yes, absolutely we can help!

Learning how to code these procedures is more challenging than standard open surgeries. For starters you need to match the vascular anatomy with the proper codes! . And in 2013, CPT has introduced entirely codes for reporting catheterizations and cerebral diagnostic angiograms. To assist you, we’ve developed a tool, GPS for Neuroendovascular Coding, which graphically illustrates catheter placement and diagnostic angiography for the new 2013 codes along with the catheterization codes for interventions.  You can easily see both the procedural and the corresponding radiologic code—tied together, saving you time and frustration in coding your complex neuroendovascular cases.

An additional resource is Teri Romano and Kim Pollock’s 2013 CPT Coding Update for Neurosurgery, a 60-minute comprehensive webinar in which 2013 CPT changes and major modifications are discussed. Get a head start on learning what’s new, and what you should reveiw.

Teri Romano and Kim Pollock are available to come on-site to your practice to provide one-on-one coding education to you and your physician.

We hope we can be of help to you!