CodeMap® Radiology Briefing: 7/24/2009
This week, Ms. Stacie Buck concludes her two part series concerning the detailed rules and conventions associated with ultrasound procedures. Her discussion below covers the coding rules that govern reporting ultrasound procedures in conjunction with duplex studies. With the possibility of health care reform looming in the near future and the associated costs, all providers should now be paying close attention to Medicare coding and reimbursement rules. No matter what the outcome of the health care reform debate, the resulting environment will most likely be one of cost cutting and greater scrutiny of claims. Providers must know the ins and outs of coding, reimbursement, and compliance to ensure appropriate reimbursement and avoid post-payment review. As always, we welcome any comments, questions, or suggestions for futu....
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