Welcome to the coding and reimbursement news page where you will find our most up-to-date content on coding and reimbursement. SIR staff posts monthly digests about upcoming conferences, training, events, coding changes, billing changes and other relevant IR topics.
SIR coding and reimbursement news and noteworthy updates
The 2022 edition of the Interventional Radiology coding update is a valuable resource intended to provide information critical to physicians, administrators, and coders with practical advice and information on coding for common interventional radiological and endovascular procedures. Members can download a copy of the book and charge sheets for free. Also available for non-members at a fee. The annual coding webinar initially aired on Feb 9, 2022, provides documentation tips to protect your IR practice from audits and a comprehensive overview of coding and billing changes that have taken place for CY 2022. The IR coding book and webinar can be found in our IR Store, and 1.00 CME credit or participation certificate that can be converted into 1 RCCB CEU credit is available upon completion of the webinar.
NEW: 2022 IR coding resources available in the IR store;
- IR frequently asked questions answered by our coding application and guidance workgroup on E&M, central venous access, arterial access, dialysis circuit, vascular interventions, vascular embolization, endovascular aneurysm repair, nonvascular interventions, and more.
- 2022 IR common missed coding revenue on diagnostic angiography/venography in conjunction with transcatheter therapies, diagnostic lower extremity run-off studies, additional selective arterial studies, follow-up angiography after embolization, and ultrasound guidance for vascular access.
Log into the IR store and download these resources today. For more information, please contact the economics team.
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Medical Coding and Reimbursement
Joined the team on June 28, 2021
Background: I have been in the healthcare industry for the last 5 years working in and out of different medical offices in both the physician office and hospital setting. Most of my experience has been administrative in nature, being a liaison in various capacities between patients and physicians, I was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. I moved to Northern Virginia in 2016 and recently discovered my passion which is medical coding and learning more about the billing process for both outpatient and inpatient services and settings. I have found that coding is the best way that I can help make a difference in people’s lives. I am nearing the end of program completion to obtain my CPC to become a certified professional coder. I am thrilled about this new opportunity with SIR and eager to learn everything I can along the way. I am happy to be a part of the SIR family and I look forward to working with you all and meeting you sometime in the future!
I am truly blessed to have joined the SIR team about a month ago. Within this short period, I have already learned more about new/upcoming codes, coding procedures, billing policies and more. I look forward to what my future holds within this organization and what I can bring to it and help to implement to further the future of IR.