Upcoming CEUS Education
Register now: “The Essentials of CEUS: The Basics and Beyond”
Learn basic and advanced CEUS skills from world-renowned experts. As CEUS plays an increasingly vital role in diagnostic imaging these affordable ICUS training programs are a must for all ultrasound professionals.
Watch live CEUS demonstrations
Watch hands-on CEUS demonstrations performed by expert echocardiographers at the 2019 Hammersmith Echocardiology Conference in London. There is no cost to view the demonstrations.
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Special thanks to ICUS board members Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Mark Monaghan and Sharon Mulvagh, and to LiveMedia, for making these educational experiences available to ICUS.
NEW WEBINARS – Intro to CEUS
Essentials of CEUS – New webcasts
Announcing: 2019 CEUS Coding and Payment
ICUS is pleased to offer a handy, easy-to-use summary of new and updated coding and payment information effective in the United States on January 1, 2019.
The ICUS Coding and Payment chart shows:
- All non-cardiac CEUS - Now covered by Category 1 CPT codes.
- Cardiac CEUS - Now covered by updated CPT codes.
The 2019 ICUS Coding and Payment chart provides information for illustrative purposes only and neither interprets payer policy nor guarantees payment. Reimbursement amounts are Medicare national averages for CY 2019. Actual payments are site-specific and will differ from examples provided. Providers are solely responsible for exercising independent clinical judgment in selecting the code(s) that most accurately reflect a patient's condition and the procedure(s) performed.
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