2018 Nuclear Medicine & PET Coder

Don’t let mistakes sabotage your payments

You can prevent the common mistakes and misunderstandings that lead to lost nuclear medicine and PET revenues. In this popular coder, our trusted experts guide you through coding for a full range of nuclear medicine and PET procedures, while helping you sidestep the pitfalls that can lead to incorrect payment, claim denials and auditor action. Whether it’s procedures or radiopharmaceuticals, many facilities desperately need help with their nuclear medicine/PET coding and billing. You won’t find a better how-to resource than our time-tested Nuclear Medicine & PET Coder.

New for 2018
  • New and revised tips, guidance, and payment (RVU/SI) information
  • Expanded guidance on:
    • Whole body vs. limited
    • Modifier 51
    • Y90 imaging
    • Determining appropriate code assignment for shunt imaging
    • Cardiac PET services/RP coverage
    • Coverage for PET/PET-CT

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Features and Benefits
  • Fully updated for 2018, including any new and revised codes, code descriptions, coding guidelines and payments
  • Step-by-step through coding for a full range of nuclear medicine and PET procedures, including including SPECT, PET, PET/CT, planar imaging, integrated imaging and therapeutic treatments
  • Easy to navigate — codes are grouped by body system (e.g., endocrine) and then by code sequence
  • Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
  • Each section includes:
    • Table of drugs and radiopharmaceuticals typically used for nuclear medicine procedures, along with the pertinent HCPCS and revenue codes
    • Definition of each procedure with its corresponding CPT® code
    • Coding and billing tips for each code
    • Payment tables based on the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) and the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS)
  • Special help with common areas of confusion and noncompliance, such as:
    • Under-reporting radiopharmaceuticals
    • Omitting CPT codes for certain procedures
    • Unbundling codes
    • Billing for the incorrect number of radiopharmaceutical units



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