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Cardiac Rhythm Management Coder

Cardiac Rhythm Management Coder

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What kind of support do you need to achieve the highest level of CRM coding accuracy and efficiency? Look no further than the plain-English instruction, concise tips and helpful case studies contained in our 2018 Cardiac Rhythm Management Coder book.

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Price: $183.00

Product Code: PCRM

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Clear guidance to safeguard CRM revenues.

As technology and science around CRM evolve with cutting-edge treatments and devices, it is more important than ever to ensure your facility understands the impact of new codes, coverage determinations, and payments that surround these advancements.

The potential risks of lost revenue in addition to an increased focus from auditors drive the need for trusted information and education that can help your team as they navigate through this ever-changing landscape.

Trust MedLearn Publishing’s Cardiac Rhythm Management Coder to cover the latest advancements and to walk your team step-by-step to the correct codes and charges to ensure appropriate charge capture and quality data.

Features and Benefits

  • Updated with NEW information to include:
    • Diagnostic screening and procedures guidance for:
      • Electrocardiograms
        • 12-lead electrocardiogram/SAECG
        • Rhythm Strips
        • 64-lead electrocardiogram
        • Computerized database analysis of multiple cycles of digitalized cardiac electrical data from two or more ECG leads
      • Cardiovascular stress tests
      • Cardiovascular monitoring services
        • External electrocardiographic monitoring devices
        • External electrocardiographic recording for more than 48 hours up to 21 days
      • Patient event monitors
      • Remote cardiovascular electronic device monitoring
    • New billing tips and coding information for:
      • Leadless Pacemakers
      • HIS bundling
      • LAAC Closure Device
      • Subcutaneous Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring
      • And more!
  • Step-by-step guidance through coding, billing and documentation for a broad range of CRM devices and procedures, including pacemakers, cardioverter-defibrillators, subcutaneous defibrillators, electrodes, noninvasive program stimulation, electrophysiology (EP) studies, ablation, and cardiovascular electronic device analysis
  • Easy to navigate for all patient settings — content is organized into three main sections:
    • Basics and background information — includes explanations of common procedures, along with indications and Medicare coverage
    • Outpatient coding and billing — includes the various coding systems, hospital OPPS and ASC payments and coding for specific procedures
    • Inpatient coding and billing — includes ICD-10 coding system, MS-DRG payments and coding for specific procedures
  • Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
  • Each section on specific procedures includes:
    • Description of the procedure and how it's performed
    • Appropriate CPT®/HCPCS or ICD-10 code assignments
    • Billing tips
  • Clinical examples reinforce the correct application of current procedural codes and coding rules
  • Special help with common areas of confusion and noncompliance, such as:
    • The appropriate use of add-on codes
    • Unbundling of codes
    • Coding for electrophysiology and ablation
    • Physician documentation to support code assignments

CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.

For certain MedLearn Publishing publications, you will see an 'AMA Royalty Fee' in your shopping cart. This charge covers the licensing fee MedLearn Publishing pays to the American Medical Association (AMA) for references to CPT® codes. The AMA owns the copyright for CPT codes.

The final rules for the 2018 Medicare outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) dictate the publishing dates for our books. In previous years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have issued these final rules in early November of the previous year (November 2017), and the updating process for our books begins.

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