CPT Nonvascular Interventional Radiology Series



This webinar was released in May 2021.

This webinar is no longer eligible for CEUs. The webinar recording will be available until April 30, 2023.

Nonvascular Interventional Radiology Part 1 Minor Procedures

Nonvascular Interventional Radiology Part 2 Urinary, Biliary, and GI Procedures

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Part 1: Minor Procedures
In part 1 of this nonvascular interventional radiology series, we cover minor procedures performed in an interventional radiology (IR) suite.  Join us as we delve into biopsies, fluid collection and drainage procedures, breast and lymph node procedures, and procedures on the musculoskeletal and nervous system.


  • Differentiate between arthrography and localization for CT/MR arthrography
  • Distinguish drainage procedures using needle/catheter from indwelling catheter
  • Recognize when a separate code for needle localization of the breast can be reported with breast biopsy
  • Differentiate fine needle aspiration from needle core biopsy

Part 2: Urinary, Biliary, and GI Procedures
In part 2 of this nonvascular interventional radiology series, we continue our discussion on these minimally invasive procedures by covering urinary, biliary, and gastrointestinal procedures performed in the IR lab.


  • Differentiate between internal and internal-external biliary catheters
  • Recognize when a tube change is coded as insertion of a new tube vs. replacement of an existing tube
  • Distinguish between biliary procedures performed through percutaneous access vs. ERCP

Target Audience

  • Professional fee coders
  • Facility outpatient coders
  • Billing professionals
  • Revenue integrity professionals
  • Charge master analysts
  • Coding compliance professionals
  • Charge entry staff
  • Practice managers


Kristi Pollard, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Kristi is a senior consultant with more than 20 years of industry experience and is the author of a delightfully funny blog dedicated to the profession of coding.  Kristi has an extensive background in coding education and consulting and is a national speaker on topics related to ICD-10 and CPT coding as well as code-based reimbursement.  She has designed and developed training programs for inpatient and outpatient hospital-based coding including vascular interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, orthopedics and obstetrics.

Kristi has served the Colorado Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) as board Director, co-chair of the Data Quality Committee, and co-chair for the ICD-10 Task Force. She is also a past president of the Northern Colorado Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA). Kristi devotes extra time to mentoring current and future coders through her Coder Coach blog and is the proud recipient of the 2011 AHIMA Triumph Award for Mentoring. She has also received awards from CHIMA for Distinguished Member (2018) and Outstanding Volunteer (2013) and from AHIMA for Roundtable Achievement in Coding Excellence (RACE).

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