Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Nerd Note: AMA Explains "Image Bundling"

Coding in AMA CPT may include optional language, such as "Sequencing, including duplication-deletion analysis if performed."

One area of healthcare where separate coding, add-on coding, and bundled coding may fly together is imaging plus procedures.  The term of art is "image bundling" and it is an area of advanced policy at AMA CPT.

See their entertaining flow chart and instructions:

A JPEG is not as good as the PDF link above, but I include a JPEG also:

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Let's ask artificial intelligence (Chat GPT4) to have a crack at it for us: