Radiology Practice

Increase Reimbursements for your Radiology practice,

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) included unannounced edits in the 2018 final rule, as per Maria Tran, assistant director of coding for the American College of Radiology (ACR), many chest X-rays with abdominal studies, might get denied mostly whenever we bill those CPT codes.

Any denial encountered any chest X-ray with abdominal studies claims from January 1 to March 31 of the year and should be submitted after April 1.

Best way is, Instead of using 71045, single view chest X-ray, to code for the procedure, submit 74018, one view abdominal X-ray, with a -59 CPT modifier.