Have you validated your EP department coding recently?
The potential for missed revenue opportunities in the EP department combined with overpayment concerns due to high reimbursement, high risk and traditionally low coding accuracy rates warrants, at a minimum, baseline reviews – yet EP procedures are often overlooked as an area of fundamental coding education and review.
Ongoing challenges with coding for ablations, use of ablation add-on codes and diagnostic EP continue to be problematic – often due to issues with unclear or incomplete physician documentation. Additionally, scrutiny across the country for ICD and pacemaker implant costs may warrant increased reviews from CMS and other payers across the EP services line while the progression of technology to remote monitoring platforms has added even more layers of complexity when coding and billing for these services.
Join us for a full spectrum education on coding for EP procedures. Topics will include an update and review of current coding, policy and payment for EP services, discussion of remote monitoring technology and wrap-around coding plus an overview of the most frequent issues causing challenges across the country with actionable tips and insights to solve them – and prevent them moving forward.
With discussion of both CPT®/HCPCS and ICD-10-PCS coding plus case study review to address common documentation issues and real-world code application, expert Jill Knight, RHIA, CCS, CIRCC will walk you through the ins and outs of coding for the EP service line – it's a session your team can't afford to miss!
What's on the agenda:
- An examination, overview and update of current coding, payment and coverage for the EP service line
- Decipher top physician documentation challenges impacting coding accuracy for EP services and how to overcome them
- Breakdown discussion and clarification of problematic coding guidelines related to EP procedures, including:
- Ablation and ablation add-on codes
- Diagnostic EP
- ICD replacements
- Temporary pacemakers
- Review remote monitoring coding guidelines and challenges for a clearer understanding
- Case study review for a variety of services to address common documentation issues, how to overcome them and real-world application of codes
- Time permitting, answers to attendee questions
Who Should Attend:
EP lab clinical staff, cardiology/EP charge staff, HIM coders, physician practice cardiology/EP coders and chargemaster staff.
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