Make sure your revenues keep pace with expanding services and new technologies
Expanding services, coupled with advancing technologies and, for 2019, several code changes, only add to the inherent difficulties of coding and billing for cardiac catheterizations, coronary interventions, peripheral procedures, diagnostic cardiology services and noninvasive vascular procedures. New codes, new rules and new documentation requirements bring new risks, including missed revenue opportunities and heightened auditor scrutiny. Using this resource, trusted by providers across the country, you'll gain the knowledge you need to code with confidence, contributing to a healthy and compliant revenue stream.
Features and Benefits
- Updated and NEW information:
- 2019 code changes for reporting peripheral and cardiology procedures, including:
- Angiogram-based fractional flow reserve (FFR)
- Endovenous femoral-popliteal arterial revascularization
- Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy
- Parenthetical note and guideline revisions to cardiac cath and peripheral procedure codes
- New information on coding for pVAD repositioning
- New guidance with the use of modifier CA (APC 5881)
- Expanded guidance with modifier usage for bilateral exams
- New information about lower extremity venous procedures
- New and updated case studies illustrating combined services (extremity or aortic imaging with cardiac cath) and right heart cath adenosine challenge
- Step-by-step through coding for diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization and peripheral procedures, as well as diagnostic cardiology and noninvasive 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
- HCPCS/CPT code descriptions, guidelines for use, billing tips and modifier information, where applicable
- Anatomical illustrations for visual representations of common and complex procedures
- Extensive guidance through the challenges of coding for peripheral procedures (lower/upper extremities, abdominal, renal, carotid)
- Case studies to reinforce the appropriate HCPCS/CPT 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
CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.
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.
When will my book ship? We will begin publishing our 2019 books immediately after the CMS releases the 2019 Final Rule. We anticipate this will be in early November, and estimate our books will begin shipping in December.