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Barry Hersey, Administrator, York, Penn..

“We find the tips on coding new and existing CPT's a great help. It’s nice to have a resource that helps explain in layman terms the CPT descriptions and uses.  Keep the coding combinations and CPT uses coming.”

Evelyn Link.

"I love them! They offer good information in an easy to understand format."


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Product Description

ECGs are bundled into cardiac catheterizations. Are you overlooking opportunities to report ECGs on cardiac catheterization days? Then, you could be shortchanging your practice. In addition to this, you're very likely grappling with these hot coding and billing issues:

  • Billable services in cardiology and peripheral cardiology
  • 2013 updates on noninvasive cardiology, electrophysiology, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Coding confusion for Percutaneous coronary interventions, cervicocerebral angiography, and transcatheter foreign body retrieval services
  • Documentation challenges for Heart Catheterization and Coronary Intervention Coding

With a stricter reimbursement environment, including new multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) rules, you can't afford to risk your cardiology practice’s bottom line with claims denials.

From specific cardiology instructions on tricky coding scenarios to ICD-10 guidance that will keep on-track to updates on how the latest changes will affect your cardiology practice, our Cardiology Coder will guide you on coding, billing and compliance-musts every month. Plus you’ll gain insight on documentation for proper evaluation and management code selection, top error avoidance so your organization sails through audits unscathed, and more.

Take a look at what you’ll learn from Cardiology Coder :

  • J0152 may be ditched in 2014 for adenosine. Get detailed information on this.
  • April MPFS update corrects the bilateral indicator for cervicocerebral angiography codes 36222-+36228. Here’s how to correctly capture the payment and ensure you receive the additional bilateral reimbursement.
  • ICD-9 and ICD-10 take different approaches to reporting congestive heart failure (CHF). Get expert tips for smooth transition.
  • Find out how new 2013 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) codes will replace 92980-92981, 92982, 92984, and 92995-92996.
  • Learn about the sweeping changes for Reporting EP’s and Ablations and how to document it correctly.
  • Expert guidance on billable services in cardiology and peripheral cardiology
  • 2013 updates on noninvasive cardiology, electrophysiology, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Breakdown documentation challenges for heart catheterization and coronary intervention coding
  • Learn how to apply the E/M guidelines to cardiology
  • Learn how to bill cardiology procedure coding with Peripheral Procedural Coding.
  • Reimbursement challenges related to coronary/graft stent, angioplasty, and atherectomy and requirement of addition of two new HCPCS modifiers.
  • Documentation requirements for Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, non-coronary Thrombolysis and coronary Thrombectomy
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Surgery Coding and billing challenges
  • Device checks and monitoring for pacemakers, defibrillators, and heart failure.
  • Incident-to Errors – Complaint use and billings for your Non Physician Practitioners.
  • Understand the new T-Code (technology) section for 2013 for Cardiology.
  • Coronary vs. Non-Coronary cardiac coding.
  • Diagnostic Studies of Cervicocerebral Arteries for 2013

Cardiology Coder will get you these benefits:

  • Streamline your cardiology code search (value $99.95) with simultaneous look up of ICD-10-CM, ICD-9, CPT®, HCPCS codes
  • Access to monthly newsletter, Cardiology Coding Alert (value $199.95)
  • 14 multispecialty guides, including the Cardiology Coding Survival Guide
  • Quickly comply with Medicare rules using CCI Edits Checker, 7-in-1 Fee Schedule tool, and LCD Lookup
  • Denial Combater: CPT<->ICD-9 CrossRef to reveal diagnosis and procedure code matches
  • 38 AAPC-approved CEUs: Maintain your coding certification by including 38 AAPC-approved CEUs -- Coding Alert (6 CEUs), Survival Guides (14 CEUs) Archived Webinars (6 CEUs) and SuperCoder Bolt (12 CEUs)