2013 Nuclear Medicine & Pet Coder

2013 Nuclear Medicine & Pet Coder

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Avoid common and costly mistakes Under-reporting units for radiopharmaceuticals. Missing codes for common procedures. Unbundled billing. Mistakes like these occur all too often in the hospitals, clinics and imaging centers where nuclear medicine procedures are performed. In many cases, staff simply does not understand the rules. Count on MedLearn Publishings Nuclear Medicine a PET Coder book to help you navigate with confidence through this very complex area of medicine. Highlights: * 2013 final Medicare payment policy for nuclear medicine and PET procedures * New and revised 2013 HCPCS codes and modifiers * Current Medicare rates for hospitals, including APC categories and national HOPPS payment rates * Current RVUs for physicians, including the professional, technical and global components of each code, where applicable * Chapter-by-chapter HCPCS code list, along with crosswalks to both proper and trade names, of radioactive and non-radioactive materials used * Coding and billing tips, grouped by body section * Separate PET section, including an at-a-glance table showing what is and is not covered * Codes for lung scans, hepatobiliary scans (with and without intervention) and DaTscan * Guidance with recent SNM consensus opinions addressing some of the most common areas of confusion, such as coding for parathyroid planar and/or SPECT imagingIn many cases, staff simply does not understand the rules. Count on MedLearn Publishings Nuclear Medicine aamp; PET Coder book to help you navigate with confidence through this very complex area of medicine.


Title:2013 Nuclear Medicine & Pet Coder
Author: Medlearn
Publisher: - 2012-12-01
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