Radiology Coding Tips: Mammograms, CTs, MRIs and More

Radiology coding is multi-faceted. Here are some foolproof radiology coding tips that will make radiology coding clear cut. Learn about recent CCI edits, mammogram coding, CT coding and more.


Find CCI Edits Before Charging Fluoroscopy

Recent CCI edits reveal a list of all the operating room procedures that are incidental with fluoroscopy codes 76000 and 76001. Guidelines for using fluoroscopy codes 76000 and 760001 can be found online at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalCorrectCodInitEd/. You’ll find both hospital and physician edits available for download.

You’ll also find plenty of edits for 76000 (Fluoroscopy [separate procedure], up to one hour physician time, other than 71023 or 71034 [e.g., cardiac fluoroscopy]) and 76001 (Fluoroscopy, physician time more than one hour, assisting a non-radiologic physician [e.g., nephrosto-lithotomy, ERCP, bronchoscopy, transbronchial biopsy])....

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