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Which codes are used to report cytology of fluids, washings, or brushings, and what does code 88104 specifically report?

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If left and right ultrasound exams for pleural effusions is performed, is it appropriate to report two units of code 76604? The code description

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What code should be used for brushings or protected brushings during a bronchoscopy, and what important considerations should be taken into account when coding

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Can a subcutaneous injection of insulin administered to a patient be billed?

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2024 Head and Neck Interventional Radiology Coding

Covering imaging and interventional procedures performed in the head and neck, this session will discuss the differences and nuances in code choices for angiography, embolization, angioplasty, thrombectomy, thrombolytic infusion therapy and intravascular stenting (for both arterial and venous procedures) with guidance on when each code is appropriate to use, and how those code choices can change based on how the procedure is performed.

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2024 Upper Extremity Interventional Radiology Coding

Covering imaging and interventional procedures performed in the upper extremities, this session will discuss the differences and nuances in code choices for angiography, angioplasty, atherectomy, embolization, infusion therapy and intravascular stenting (for both arterial and venous procedures) with guidance on when each code is appropriate to use, and how those code choices can change based on how the procedure is performed.

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Abdominal Interventional Radiology Coding

2024 Abdominal Interventional Radiology Coding

Focusing on diagnostic imaging and interventional abdominal/visceral procedures, this session will discuss the nuances in code choices for a full range of services, including visceral component coding, aortic endograft procedures, with guidance on when each code is appropriate to use, and how those code choices can change based on how the procedure is performed.

September 11, 2024
Venous Studies Interventional Radiology Coding

2024 Venous Studies Interventional Radiology Coding

Covering venous imaging and interventional procedures, this session will discuss the differences and nuances in code choices with guidance on when each code is appropriate to use, how those code choices can change based on how the procedure is performed and examples explaining which codes are appropriate in different scenarios.

October 16, 2024

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