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Peripheral & Cardiology Coder

 
When can you bill for abdominal aortograms performed with cardiac catheterizations? Can you bill for imaging guidance? Find answers to these and all of your coding questions inside our comprehensive resource.

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More complete — and convenient — than ever!

Cath lab services are continually expanding, bringing challenges when it comes to coding and charge capture. In addition to the complexities of cardiac catheterizations and coronary interventions, peripheral services bring new code sets, new rules, new documentation requirements, new risks of lost revenues, and increased focus from auditors. Based on findings from our cardiology coding experts, inaccurate coding of these procedures is common and widespread, leading to substantial missed revenue opportunities.

Trust MedLearn Publishing’s Peripheral and Cardiology Coder to navigate you step-by-step to correct code choices for peripheral angiography and interventions, cardiac catheterization, and coronary interventions with detailed narrative, guidance, examples, and tips to ensure full payment and total compliance.

From arch, head and neck imaging, coronary interventions, lower extremity revascularization, and everything in between – we have you covered!

Features and Benefits

  • Updated with NEW information and significantly expanded guidance based on areas our experts see frequent and inaccurate coding:
    • Lower extremity procedures
      • Diagnostic imaging performed with and without cardiac catheterization
      • Interventional procedures
        • Lower extremity revascularization
        • Mechanical thrombectomy, thrombolysis
        • Endovenous ablation treatment
    • Upper extremity diagnostic imaging and interventions
    • Abdominal aortograms
    • Renal angiography and interventions
    • Imaging and interventions in the head, neck and chest with a focus on carotid procedures
    • Imaging guidance – plus parenthetical revisions for IVUS
    • Coronary FFR
    • Non-invasive cardiology and non-invasive vascular studies
    • And more!
  • Step-by-step through coding for diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization and peripheral procedures, as well as diagnostic cardiology and non-invasive vascular procedures
  • Easy to navigate — organized by types of procedures, and then by CPT® code sequence
  • Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
  • Each section includes:
    • Explanation of the procedure and how it's performed
    • CPT/HCPCS code descriptions, guidelines for use, billing tips and modifier information where applicable
    • Anatomical illustrations for visual representations of common and complex procedures
  • Case studies to reinforce the appropriate CPT/HCPCS and ICD-10 code assignments
  • High-quality anatomical diagrams, providing a visual quick-reference guide to procedures and code assignments
  • Special help with common areas of confusion and noncompliance, such as:
    • Using add-on codes for cardiac cath and coronary interventions
    • Billing for a diagnostic coronary angiogram in addition to an intervention
    • Coding for single vs. multiple-vessel coronary interventions
    • Coding for imaging of the aorta and peripheral procedures performed with or without cardiac catheterization
    • Documentation requirements to support medical necessity and code assignments


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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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