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2020 Cardiology Reimbursement & Compliance Update

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Get quickly up to speed with all 2020 code changes pertaining to peripheral and cardiology services, plus solutions to common areas of difficulty, confusion and missed revenue opportunities.

Price: $240.00

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From miscoding to missed revenue opportunities, we’ll help you bridge the gaps that hurt your bottom line

Are there gaps in your peripheral and cardiology coding, billing and documentation? You’re not alone, professionals across the country grapple with both common and complex challenges and, because of the busy days of the healthcare world, many aren’t even aware of the risks or missed revenue opportunities. Maybe it’s miscoded cardiac catheterization or peripheral procedures, confusion about when to report peripheral angiography with coronary angiography, or documentation that doesn’t support coding for a lower extremity angiogram.

Whatever the issues that are undercutting your revenue and compliance, you’ll take away workable solutions from this annual webcast. In addition, you’ll get in-depth guidance with all 2020 code changes — clear definitions and actionable steps to ensure correct coding. Take control of the nagging issues and changes that may put your facility at risk for claim denials, underpayment and auditor action!

Webcast Takeaways

  • Actionable guidance through 2020 CPT®/HCPCS code changes specific to peripheral and cardiology services, including valve repair, pericardiocentesis, and pericardial drainage
  • Solutions to areas of difficulty, confusion, and missed revenue opportunities, including:
    • Coding of cardiac cath, percutaneous coronary interventions, and peripheral procedures
    • Frequently miscoded peripheral procedures, such as abdominal aortography, lower extremity imaging and interventions, and selective renal studies
    • When it’s appropriate to report supravalvular aortography with coronary angiography
    • Acute myocardial infarction interventions — a frequent area for missed revenue opportunity or over-billing
    • Insufficient documentation for reporting diagnostic coronary angiograms, staged interventions and additional work during a cardiac catheterization
    • Noncompliant dictated report templates
    • Incorrect application of modifiers, in conflict with NCCI edits
  • Updates to Medicare payments (OPPS and MPFS) for 2020 and the impact on cardiology services
  • Case examples that reinforce key points, clarify common areas of confusion and break-down common challenges
  • Time permitting, answers to attendee questions

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