Clear-cut answers to the tough questions that challenge coders and billers
Questions, questions, questions: lots of tough questions for those who code and bill for diagnostic electrophysiology and ablation procedures. For example, how do you code for pre- vs. post-procedure pacemaker manipulation, and what documentation is required? Which CPT® code do you use when a patient receives additional stimuli during an ablation? Should you bill for ultrasonic guidance? Questions like these typically aren’t easy to answer — it often seems like the more technologies and protocols evolve, the harder it becomes to interpret physician documentation and make the right coding and billing decisions.
In this MedLearn Publishing webcast, cardiology auditing and revenue cycle authority Cathy Huyghe delivers the answers you need to code and bill compliantly for diagnostic EP and ablation procedures. She walks you step by step through CPT codes, coding guidelines, while providing valuable insights into anatomy, clinical protocols, documentation best practices, report structure, Correct Coding Initiative edits and trending “hot topics.” With Cathy’s proven expertise, you’ll be equipped to tackle those problematic cases, ensuring that your facility is compliantly capturing every dollar of revenue for services rendered.
- A clear understanding of CPT® coding guidelines for diagnostic EP and ablation procedures
- Increased knowledge of anatomy pertaining to EP studies and ablation procedures
- Actionable insights into documentation, including examples of substandard documentation and how to overcome unclear or incomplete language
- Guidance with billing for cardioversions and avoiding medically unlikely edits (MUEs)
- Documentation requirements for coding of pre- and post-procedure device manipulation
- Real-life case examples that illustrate proper code selection and compliance with current coding guidelines, as well as pitfalls to avoid
- Time permitting, answers to attendee questions