As a healthcare professional, chances are good that the least satisfactory and, perhaps, most frustrating part of your job, is the billing and collection process. At Healthcare Information Services (HIS), Revenue Cycle Management is what we do best and, in successfully partnering with private physicians, hospitals and clinics over the past twenty plus years, we have been able to help them boost both profitability and cash flow through the implementation of our services. We do what we do best so that you can concentrate on what you do best, patient care and treatment.
The Coding Corner is a bi-monthly feature, which highlights the most up-to-date medical coding tips, information, and legislation. HIS has over 60 Certified coders, who are experts in ensuring proper coding to guarantee compliance and maximize reimbursement.
Following is an e-mail and information that we sent to all our hospital-based radiologists.
Please review the attached documentation guidelines that outline the required information that must be addressed to allow compliant coding and billing for ultrasound guidance. Even though coding guidelines stipulate that ALL diagnostic ultrasound examinations require permanently recorded images with measurements, (when such measurements are clinically indicated), ultrasound guidance for vascular access has additional requirements. We have outlined these requirements in the attached information. If anyone has any comments or questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact us.