Clear up gray areas in GI/Biliary IR coding
A number of changes over the last few years have left a lot of gray areas when it comes to coding for diagnostic and therapeutic GI and Biliary procedures–complex procedures with unclear documentation combined with subtle differences in code descriptions leave a lot of room for errors. What’s included, and what’s not, in the bundled codes? When can multiple codes be reported together? Stent placements, catheter exchanges, conversions and replacements–what are the keys to ensure proper code selection?
This two-hour session will address these questions and more. Using illustrations and case examples to walk through procedures, the corresponding CPT codes and pointing out key phrases in documentation, this in-depth guidance will ensure you walk away with the tools to quickly and confidently arrive at the right code choices for GI and Biliary procedures.
What’s on the agenda:
- In-depth overviews of GI and Biliary procedures (imaging and interventions) with detailed explanations of how the procedures are performed, including:
- Biliary tract imaging and interventions
- Drainage catheters, stent placement, rendezvous procedures, dilations, stone removal, etc.
- Percutaneous GI tube services
- Initial placements, conversion, replacement, repositioning, etc.
- Nonvascular sclerotherapy
- What is it? What’s the right way to charge? Answers to FAQs.
- Explanations of code descriptions and how they relate to procedures
- Discussion of the new 2023 C code and who should report it
- Key terms to look for in documentation
- Different ways the same things may be dictated in reports and terms that are often used interchangeably
- Review of guidelines to ensure proper code selections with tips and answers to frequently asked questions along the way
- Case Examples
Click here for information about other sessions in this 11-part webcast series.
CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.
Webcast Access Privileges
Only one login is allowed per webcast purchased. Discounted pricing for additional registrants is available.
Learn more about webcast pricing and requirements →
Jayna Tuominen is a skilled auditor, coding specialist, and compliance analyst with 15+ years of experience across diverse healthcare settings providing technical expertise, developing strategies, and deploying medical coding solutions, including experience in physician and hospital revenue cycle processes and health information workflows. Her specialty expertise encompasses interventional radiology, neuro-interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology, cardiology, cardiac rhythm management, transcatheter valvular, and cardiac catheterization coding and billing, and she has provided expert auditing and consulting services in these areas for both hospital and professional settings. She has delivered educational seminars to physicians, technicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to improve understanding of compliance guidelines.
Jayna is credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC) and Certified Cardiology Coder (CCC). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Health Information Management from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.
Amanda Hollis brings over 15 years of coding, auditing, and training experience spanning multiple radiology and cardiology modalities, including interventional and diagnostic radiology coding, vascular surgery, and nuclear medicine. With her extensive experience as a coder and auditor, Amanda has provided education to radiology coding professionals on enhancing their coding methodologies and boosting their accuracy rates. She has also worked directly with physicians to improve clinical documentation integrity.
Amanda is a Radiology Certified Coder-IR (RCCIR) and Radiology Certified Coder (RCC) through the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA). Additionally, she is a Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC), and a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She studied Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder at Tulsa Community College and Elementary Education and Teaching at Oral Roberts University.