tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 4

Compliance: Zone in on these Diagnostic Imaging Order Form Guidelines

Plus, know when and how the interpreting provider can self-order. The rules surrounding how independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTF) process order forms for diagnostic imaging services can be tricky. The guidelines aren't always clear-cut and can even vary depending on what type of procedure the physician orders. Understanding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines on how coders and diagnostic imaging providers should handle diagnostic imaging orders is fundamental for any coder or office manager working in the specialty. Consider these essential ground rules surrounding diagnostic imaging orders to keep your IDTF in compliance. Defining an Order...

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