roadmapping, and imaging guidance necessary to complete the intervention;
venous, other than hemorrhage (eg, congenital or acquired venous malformations,
venous and capillary hemangiomas,
varices, varicoceles)] for sclerotherapy of
a venous malformation, along with ultrasound guidance (if performed) as well as
the catheter placement and any diagnostic
angiograms that meet the CPT criteria.
Note that the ultrasound guidance may
only be reported for payors who do not
follow National Correct Coding Initiative
(NCCI) edits since these edits preclude
reporting 37241 and 76942 on the same
date of service.
The new guideline for the use of code
37241 is just one example of the type of
guidelines that are released throughout
the year that may change your coding
practices and even potentially your reim-
I am sure there are other items you could
identify to include in your mid-year
“check-up.” Regardless of facility type,
range of offered services, and/or size of
the facility I am confident you can find
some opportunity to make things better
if you will only look. Check-ups aren’t a
bad thing—as medical professionals, you
should welcome the opportunity!
Melody W. Mulaik is president and co-founder of
Coding Strategies, Inc. She is a nationally recognized
speaker and has delivered numerous presentations at
AHRA annual meetings and conferences. Melody is a
member of AHRA, has published extensively, and may
be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.