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March 22, 2021 23 min

The CPT code may have certain required elements, and if you don’t put all of those in the report, you don’t get credit for doing the procedure. Or if the coders go ahead and code it, you could get audited later. So if someone goes to jail for fraudulent coding, you’ll be on the line as well as the coder, as the interventional radiologist—because you are ultimately responsible for what you bill.—Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR

Warren Krackov, MD, FSIR, speaks with interventional radiologist Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, about how interventional radiologists can make sure that they’re getting appropriately reimbursed and what SIR has done to fight Medicare cuts.

Related resources from the Society of Interventional Radiology:

  • Value of IR white paper
  • 2021 Interventional Radiology Coding Update
  • Value of IR toolkit
  • SIR 2021 annual meeting session (March 22, 2021):
    Standing Up for IR: Conveying our value and moving the field forward

  • Note: This episode was recorded on  March 13, 2021.

    SIR thanks Boston Scientific for its support of this episode.

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