Billing & Coding – Understanding ICD and CPT Codes
August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is honored to welcome back sonography guru M. Robert DeJong, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FAIUM, FSDMS, for a discussion on how to better comprehend and utilize the proper application of billing codes.
Are you stumped when it comes to billing codes? CPT and ICD are terms that are used frequently, but which do you use when? Why are some exams called Complete and others Limited? As a Sonographer, you may be required to become familiar with a variety of coding nomenclature and responsible for assigning them. This lecture will discuss what a Sonographer should understand about CPT codes, as well as information on how submitting the correct ICD-10 code determines reimbursement. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit, provided one is present for the entire event)
Course Objectives:Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
Define the acronyms of CPT and ICD.
Describe the relationship between ICD and CPT.
Discuss the differences between a Complete versus a Limited study.
Explain how the CPT code influences sonographic protocols.
About Our Speaker:
Robert DeJong, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FAIUM, FSDMS, is retired from The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was the Technical Manager of the Radiology Ultrasound Division for over 28 years. To further his interest in educating the next generations of Sonographers, he has published several books on sonographic scanning and patient care and has also authored chapters in multiple ultrasound textbooks.
Bob has been honored by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography with the Joan Baker Pioneer Award and has Fellow member status in both the SDMS and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Additionally, he presently serves as an SDMS and SDMS Foundation Director.
As an active committee member of the SDMS, the AIUM, and the Maryland Ultrasound Society, he has involved himself in conference management, nominating committee activities, and CME organizations. Bob is a frequent speaker at national and local meetings on various ultrasound topics.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.
Important update from the SDMS:
SDMS no longer allows its CME providers to issue Partial Credit for attendance. If you join late or leave early, the SDMS will no longer permit us to award partial pro-rated credit.
Therefore, from now on, in order to receive CME credit, you must be in attendance for the ENTIRE event via your own unique Zoom link that Zoom emailed to you when you registered. Then, and only then, will USC be able to award you any credit. So, please be prompt and attentive to the time schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience, but again, this is a new SDMS policy we must abide by. Thank you for understanding.