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Getting Your Arteriogram Claims Paid

Getting Your Arteriogram Claims Paid

Medical Billing Tips – Getting Your Arteriogram Claims Paid

After reading this section, you will be a bilateral renal arteriogram medical billing wiz. There are many code confusions with this surgical procedure. Some payers will not pay a cent if you bill the wrong code combinations. However, doing medical billing for renal arteriograms can be quite simple.

There are two codes one should report when doing medical billing for a renal bilateral arteriogram. The current procedural terminology code 36245 should be reported twice. Then the Current Procedural Terminology code 75724-26 should be reported. Do not make the mistake in adding a G0275 to your claim because the renal arteriography already includes that service. If you do medical billing separately for this service, you will probably not get reimbursed for either one. The only time you would use G0275 in medical billings is if the doctor does a nonselective renal arteriogram during the surgery as a cardiac catheterization.

Remember your modifiers in medical billing. Modifiers can save payers and billers valuable time and effort. Different payers require different modifiers for a renal arteriogram done bilaterally. To be safe, you should report an LT and a RT modifier to each of the 36245 CPT codes. If you add a modifier 59 (distinct procedural service) as well, it might cause less confusion when payers examine the medical billing.

One important note to keep in mind when billing for a medical bilateral renal arteriogram is to omit the 75625 current procedural terminology code. It is not appropriate in this situation and should not be included in your medical billing.

As if medical billing wasn’t hard enough, renal arteriograms add another difficulty into the mix. It is important to understand the rules of medical billing if you want to receive correct reimbursement for your services.

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