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Look out for the Updates, for accurate payment and minimized denials.

Make sure your Cardiology Service procedures and diagnosis are accurately coded and billed with changes 2017.

New Codes Description Deleted Code
36901 – 36906 36147/36148/75791
36901 Introduction of needle(s) and/or catheter(s), dialysis circuit, with diagnostic angiography of the dialysis circuit, including all direct puncture(s) and catheter placement(s), injection(s) of contrast, all necessary imaging from the arterial anastomosis and adjacent artery through entire venous outflow including the inferior or superior vena cava, fluoroscopic guidance, radiological supervision and interpretation and image documentation and report;

 

36902 Introduction of needle(s) and/or catheter(s), dialysis circuit, with diagnostic angiography of the dialysis circuit, including all direct puncture(s) and catheter placement(s), injection(s) of contrast, all necessary imaging from the arterial anastomosis and adjacent artery through entire venous outflow including the inferior or superior vena cava, fluoroscopic guidance, radiological supervision and interpretation and image documentation and report; with transluminal balloon angioplasty, peripheral dialysis segment, including all imaging and radiological supervision and interpretation necessary to perform the angioplasty

 

36903 Introduction of needle(s) and/or catheter(s), dialysis circuit, with diagnostic angiography of the dialysis circuit, including all direct puncture(s) and catheter placement(s), injection(s) of contrast, all necessary imaging from the arterial anastomosis and adjacent artery through entire venous outflow including the inferior or superior vena cava, fluoroscopic guidance, radiological supervision and interpretation and image documentation and report; with trans catheter placement of intravascular stent(s), peripheral dialysis segment, including all imaging and radiological supervision and interpretation necessary to perform the stenting, and all angioplasty within the peripheral dialysis segment

 

36904 Percutaneous transluminal mechanical thrombectomy and/or infusion for thrombolysis, dialysis circuit, any method, including all imaging and radiological supervision and interpretation, diagnostic angiography, fluoroscopic guidance, catheter placement(s), and intraprocedural pharmacological thrombolytic injection(s);

 

36905 Percutaneous transluminal mechanical thrombectomy and/or infusion for thrombolysis, dialysis circuit, any method, including all imaging and radiological supervision and interpretation, diagnostic angiography, fluoroscopic guidance, catheter placement(s), and intraprocedural pharmacological thrombolytic injection(s); with transluminal balloon angioplasty, peripheral dialysis segment, including all imaging and radiological supervision and interpretation necessary to perform the angioplasty

 

36906 Percutaneous transluminal mechanical thrombectomy and/or infusion for thrombolysis, dialysis circuit, any method, including all imaging and radiological supervision and interpretation, diagnostic angiography, fluoroscopic guidance, catheter placement(s), and intraprocedural pharmacological thrombolytic injection(s); with trans catheter placement of intravascular stent(s), peripheral dialysis segment, including all imaging and radiological supervision and interpretation necessary to perform the stenting, and all angioplasty within the peripheral dialysis circuit

Be prepared for radiology coding changes in 2017

Get ahead the changes of radiology-specific in 2017. Mammography codes are overhauled and summarized.

Changes in Mammography Codes 2017

New Codes Description Deleted Code
77065 Diagnostic mammography, including CAD when Performed; unilateral 77055 / 77051
77066 Diagnostic mammography, including CAD when performed; bilateral 77056 / 77051
77067 Screening mammography, bilateral (2-view study of each breast), including CAD when performed 77057 / 77052

 

Bristol Healthcare Services wishes everyone a Happy New Year 2017.

In this new beginning, Bristol prepares to launch its productivity and workflow management software “Bristol Byte”. Bristol Byte is our solution to continuous monitoring and accurate tracking requirements. Bristol Byte is your online tool to

  • File Tracking
  • Process Monitoring
  • Auditing
  • Performance Analysis
  • Daily Productivity Tracking
  • Ticketing
  • Reporting
  • User Level Controls
  • Live Work Status
  • Time Tracking & more