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Radiologist receives AMA’s Burgess Gordon award

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Alson is CPT Lead Advisor to the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) CPT Editorial Panel, as well as chair of the organization’s Economics Committee on Coding and Nomenclature. Alson practices in Fresno, California, where he is a founding member of Sierra Imaging Associates Medical Group and a women’s imaging specialist.

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American Medical Association Presents Award to Mark Alson, MD, FACR, RCC, for Work on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Issues

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Additionally, Alson is an editorial board member of the joint AMA/ACR coding publication Clinical Examples in Radiology, and previously served as the ACR Liaison on the Radiology Coding Certification Board ( RCCB ).

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The Society of Interventional Radiology 2024 Gold Medals and Charles T. Dotter Lecture Delivered at Annual Meeting

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He previously served as the chair of SIR’s Economics Committee and as editor of SIR’s Interventional Radiology Coding Update. Additionally, he was a board member of the Radiology Coding Certification Board for 5 years and also is a past president of the Texas Radiological Society.

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X-ray vision: The complexities of radiology revenue cycle management

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Radiology practices face several RCM challenges that are magnified by the specialty's unique requirements, including the following: Billing and coding complexities. Radiology coding is highly specialized, requiring detailed knowledge of an expanding catalog of procedures and the corresponding codes.

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Coding for enhanced interventional radiology reimbursement

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The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) issues the Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC) designation, and the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) issues the Radiology Coding Certification in Interventional Radiology (RCCIR) credential.

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Coding Changes That Will Impact Radiology Practices in 2024

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The annual update to the Current Procedural Terminology [1] (CPT) ® for 2024 has 230 new codes, 70 revised codes, and 49 deleted codes. In addition, there are 395 new diagnosis codes contained in the ICD-10-CM [2] update, about one-third of them describing new ways to capture accidents and injuries.

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Coding Changes That Will Impact Radiology Practices In 2023

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While only a few of the 225 new codes, 93 revised codes, and 75 deleted codes in Current Procedural Terminology [i] (CPT) ® for 2023 will impact radiology practices, it’s essential to know what they are and adjust your practice systems accordingly.