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Congratulations to StreamlineMD Radiology Coder Kristen Sliwinski

RADIOLOGY BILLING PERFORMANCE Radiology Billing Radiology Coding

Congratulations to StreamlineMD Coder Kristen Sliwinski, CCA RCC, for being invited by the RBMA to be the coding speaker at the national RBMA Paradigm Conference at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO in April 2019. Kristen is doing a great job on the national RBMA Coding Committee and her expertise has clearly been noticed. Super job Kristen - we are very proud of you!

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Summary of Potential E/M Documentation & Coding Changes Discussed in CMS 2019 Final Rule

Interventional Radiology Coding E&M Coding

Important for Interventional Radiologists doing E/M Consults. CMS proposed moving away form the current documentation guidelines to a more time-based and complexity method.

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NEW LOWER EXTREMITY REVASCULARIZATION CODE

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New Category III code effective July 1, 2018...

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INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY – FROM A CODER’S PERSPECTIVE

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HOW TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION AND CODING DOCUMENTATION

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RADIOLOGY PRACTICE BILLING PERFORMANCE – UNDERSTANDING NET COLLECTION PERCENTAGE

RADIOLOGY BILLING PERFORMANCE Radiology Billing Interventional Radiology Billing

In October 2017, we began our review of Measuring Practice Billing Performance, and explained that there is no “silver bullet”, or single measure, that assesses overall performance, but rather a series of key measures to understand and monitor monthly. These measures include, but are not limited to: Accounts Receivable (A/R) balance, A/R Days Outstanding, Net Collection Percentage, and % of A/R greater than 120 days old. In this issue, we will review the calculation and meaning of Net Collection Percentage.

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MEASURING RADIOLOGY PRACTICE BILLING PERFORMANCE - A/R DAYS

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Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t be a Turkey – Understand your A/R Days for better Radiology practice performance...

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN - THERE IS NO "SILVER BULLET" TO MEASURE PRACTICE BILLING PERFORMANCE

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BOO! Determining the overall performance of your radiology practice billing operations is a scary task. Unfortunately, there is no “silver bullet” to slay (answer) this “Werewolf” of a question.

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PARTICIPATE IN MACRA/MIPS WITH EASE - WITH STREAMLINEMD!

MACRA MIPS MIPS FOR RADIOLOGISTS Radiology Billing Radiology Coding

There is a great deal of consternation amongst physician practices as it relates to MIPS/MACRA. While it is certainly complex and confusing, understanding the requirements and participating wholeheartedly may prove to be a real opportunity to increase reimbursement in a material way.

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2017 NEW RADIOLOGY CODES

2017 NEW RADIOLOGY CODES Radiology Billing Radiology Coding

Changes to CPT codes take place every year, new codes are added, some are revised and some are deleted. 2017 is no different. Because there has to be a match between your documentation and the code(s) assigned, it is imperative to review the new codes along with the code descriptions. The purpose of this newsletter is to point out what’s new along with the 2017 professional Ohio Medicare allowable for a facility setting (hospital). Take a moment to review each of the codes and consider how these new codes could possibly impact your practice.

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MODERATE (CONSCIOUS) SEDATION - EXTENSIVE CHANGES IN 2017

Moderate Sedation Conscious Sedation Radiology Billing Radiology Coding

Currently, for most of the interventional procedures you perform, reimbursement for moderate sedation is bundled into the procedure code, but that will soon change. For dates of service on or after January 1, 2017, reimbursement for the procedure and the moderate sedation will be separated.

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