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Clinical Examples in Radiology Summer 2017 NewsletterA Practical Guide to Correct Coding

Learning Objectives
1. Apply the current and correct CPT codes to cases presented in a case-study format in Clinical Examples in Radiology
2 Credits CEU

Clinical Examples in Radiology Newsletter
Your source for the most accurate application of CPT® codes. Earn 2.0 CEUs from RCCB® with each quarterly issue.

Abstract

Clinical Examples in Radiology (CER) online subscription newsletter is provided for coding professionals to test their knowledge based on review of relevant modern case studies. In this issue: 1) learn how to code in the case of a 49-year-old female with marked right hydronephrosis secondary to distal right ureteral obstruction in the region of the vaginal cuff who presents for percutaneous nephrostomy and antegrade ureteral stent placement; 2) apply coding techniques in the case of an 86-year-old female with progressive memory loss and personality change who presents for a PET CT brain imaging metabolic evaluation; 3) in the Documentation Challenge, identify the proper codes and procedures to report an 85-year-old female with recent subarachnoid hemorrhage, worsening encephalopathy, and right-sided weakness who presents with suspected vasospasm and requires a transcranial doppler of intracranial arteries; and 4) take the radiology test in this issue which highlights celiac plexus neurolysis with computed tomography guidance for a 76-year-old male presents with intractable debilitating pain from metastatic gastric cancer. Dive deeper into these cases and challenge your coding skills with the Summer 2017 issue of Clinical Examples in Radiology.

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RCCB Certification Statement: This activity meets the Radiology Coding Certificate Board guidelines for 2.0/with Test continuing education units.

Receiving Your CEU Certificate: To claim CEUs you must; 1) read the newsletter 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering 8 out of 10 questions correctly, and 3) complete the evaluation.

Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

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