Reminder of Decrease in Interventional Reimbursement Due to Coding Changes in 2011

Reminder of Decrease in Interventional Reimbursement Due to Coding Changes in 2011

As it is now the second quarter of the year, we are beginning to see the affects of the new IR coding changes. Starting in January of 2011, there were several CPT coding changes to Interventional Radiology. With these changes came the combination of several codes for a procedure into one code. As you would expect, with the combining of codes also comes a lower level of reimbursement. For practices that perform interventional procedures, specifically those attached in the Impact Analysis; on average we are seeing an overall decrease in IR revenue between 6% and 12% depending on the mix of work performed.

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ADVOCATE will continue to provide updates as they become available.

With best regards,
Ty Meyer
Manager of Client Relations