Cardiology Reimbursement & Compliance Update attracts both new and experienced professionals because it provides critical detail about changes for the new year and an instructional/refresher course in coding, documentation and coding. Chock full of valuable insights and tips, this webcast could pay for itself many times over if it helps you avoid one mistake or oversight!
A REVIEW OF KEY CHANGES FOR 2019:
- New Category III CPT codes for cardiology procedures, including intraprocedural noninvasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) and myocardial imaging by magnetocardiography
- CPT code changes and new directives for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line procedures
- Parenthetical note changes pertaining to electrocardiogram (ECG) codes, right heart catheterization codes and add-on codes
- A review of the 2019 National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Manual, including the new coding directive for ultrasound guidance
Clear, in-depth explanations, augmented by case examples and Q&As, covering several of the most challenging areas for coders, such as:
- Step-by-step guidance, supplemented by clinical examples, through common coding and documentation issues for a variety of services including:
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
- Lower extremity angiography
- Abdominal aortogram with run-off
- Non-selective abdominal aortogram with bilateral lower extremity arteriograms
- Selective and super-selective renal angiography
- Ipsilateral and contralateral catheterizations
- Diagnostic coronary angiogram
- Clarification of modifier usage specific to cardiology, including when to apply modifier 59 or one of the newer X modifiers
- NCCI basics, from procedure-to-procedure (PTP) edits to medically unlikely edits (MUEs) and MUE adjudication indicators (MAIs)
Here's what other attendees found most valuable about this webcast:
- Clear explanations of 2019 changes
- Clarification of the differences between CPT codes 75625 and 75630
- Guidance with peripheral coding, including selective and super-selective orders
- Information about code changes for intraprocedural noninvasive FFR
- All the updates, clarification and instruction were" spot on!"
Note: Pending agenda updates when the CMS releases the 2020 Final Rule in November.
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