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Pay-per-view: Follow the right path for coding nonvascular interventional radiology

APCs Insider, March 8, 2013

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When coders hear the words "interventional radiology," many think of vascular procedures. However, interventional radiology encompasses additional, nonvascular procedures, such as nephrostomy tube placement and drainage of abscesses.

Documentation provides the basis for code selection, but coders also need to understand the coding rules and the actual procedures.
 
 
Continue readingFollow the right path for coding nonvascular interventional radiologyon HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the March issue.



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