Basics coding Terms used for CPT code for Angiography

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As a medical coder, if you should always follow the ICD and CPT coding guidelines. Even, if have the basic knowledge about any facility, you can easily code that facility. Coming to surgery coding, Interventional Radiology (IVR) facility is very interesting to learn. As I have shared many difficult topics like selective and non-selective catheterization, Selective angiography coding etc. you will now feel IVR facility a little easy to code. If you want to learn how to code different CPT codes of angiography, you have just learn first few basic terms. These terminologies are used frequently in coding vascular surgery reports.

Basics coding Terms used for CPT code for Angiography


Common terms used in Coding Angiography


Angiography is a imaging study of blood vessel. Now, while coding artery and vein angiogram, we use different terms. For arteries, arteriogram or arteriography is used and for vein, venogram or venography is used. Also, for coding Vascular catheterization CPT codes, the access point is very important to reach out to the correct CPT Codes. Here, access is the place from the catheter enters into your body. So, now in short we have learnt below terms used in vascular coding.

Access          -    The place where the catheter enters the body
Angiogram –   imaging exam of the vessel
Arteriogram – imaging exam of an artery
Venogram –    Imaging exam of a vein

A very common method is used for inserting a Catheter called as Seldinger technique. You will always come across all these terms while coding vascular surgery reports.

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Excellent Coding Tips for Selective and Non-Selective Catheterization of Veins

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Vascular procedure coding is very interesting in interventional radiology. When I started my career in medical coding, I was not aware of different facilities in coding. Sooner, I started exploring about medical codes. Then I started learning other facilities as well. If you want to be successful medical coder, you have to learn multiple facilities. When I started, I was just coding diagnostic procedures but later I started coding vascular surgery procedures. Vascular surgery include the placement of tunneled or non-tunneled catheter, selective or non-selective catheterization, coding angiography cpt codes etc. We have learnt about upper extremity catheterization of arteries previously, where we have to follow some rules of vascular families. In this article we will learn the same thing but for venous coding. This coding tips will be helpful to boost your knowledge in medical coding and will help you in clearing CPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam.

Excellent Coding Tips for Selective and Non-Selective Catheterization of Veins

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Begin with positive attitude 


Yes, to become successful in life a positive attitude is very important. While choosing medical coding as your career, you should always be prepared for learning new things in your professional life. Everyone want to be successful in life, but very few reach to that level. This happens only when we believe in creating opportunity rather than waiting for an opportunity. To become a medical coder is not difficult these days, since there is need of coders in market after implementation of ICD 10 codes. But, the competition has also increased in this field hence to sustain in this environment, you have to be very active and positive.

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Want to learn Transcatheter Thrombolysis CPT codes: Read this

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Thrombolysis, also known as thrombolytic therapy, is a treatment to dissolve clots (thrombi or thrombus) in blood vessels, thereby preventing damage to tissue. Thrombolysis may involve the delivery of drugs via a peripheral intravenous line or via a catheter that delivers drugs directly to the site of the thrombus which is referred to as “transcatheter therapy”. There have been significant changes to transcatheter thrombolysis CPT codes from 2013.
There are 4 new codes for coding transcatheter thrombolytic arterial or venous infusion. These new codes arebundled CPT codes which included all the minor procedures with them. The new CPT codes are 37211, 37212, 37213 and 37214. The first two codes are different from the late two CPT codes. Let us check the code description which will help you to know more about these procedure codes.

Do you know Place of Services codes for billing & claims: Read this

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As you know there are a list of place of services codes using in medical coding. These are very important for payer or insurance companies. It is a numerical code like CPT and ICD 10, which denote the place of service code. These are same codes used in CMS 1500 claim form for medical billing. Professional claims also use these place of services codes in their form. These codes are important for medical coding Certification exam preparation as well.      Let us check the list of these codes used in medical coding and billing.

Place of Services codes for billing & claims