The Fundamentals of Cardiology and Interventional Radiology Coding (IR)

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This month is “heart” month as we bring awareness to cardiovascular disease, especially in women. In keeping with that theme, our Virtual Webinar 2-day Conference for April will focus on Coding for Cardiology services, both diagnostic (the basics) and more advanced procedures (PCI, EVAR and Valve Replacements). We also want to bring attention to the specialty of Interventional Radiology, both on the Diagnostic side of coding, as well as the lower extremity, more challenging cases to code.

Your Webinar’s leaders will be coding experts, Terry Fletcher CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS, CCS-P, CMC, CMSCS, ACS-CA, SCP-CA, QMCRC, QMGC, QMPM and Stacie Buck RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC. Both speakers will cover the basics and the advanced coding for Cardiology and IR respectively.

See below for the Webinar highlights.

In the Cath Lab

Thursday 10/22/2020 Session 1

9:00 am – 10:20 am PST

This session will provide instruction on heart catheterizations, interventions, as well as moderate sedation capture and “extras” that are often missed during routine procedures, such as aortic root injections, FFR/IFR coding, thrombectomy coding and more.

IR Basics: Mastering Diagnostic Angiography Coding

Thursday 10/22/2020 Session 2

10:30 am – 12:00 noon PST

This session will provide instruction on how to correctly code for diagnostic angiography services.  The following will be discussed: head and neck angiography, upper and lower extremity angiography, abdominal and pelvic angiography.  Participants will learn common terminology associated with interventional radiology procedures, as well as the rules for assigning catheterization codes and diagnostic angiography codes.

At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Correctly assign catheterization and radiological supervision and interpretation codes for diagnostic angiography of the arterial system
  • Interpret documentation provided in interventional radiology reports, including definitions of key terms affecting code assignment
  • Describe non-selective vs. selective catheterization and explain how to choose correct catheterization codes for multiple vascular families
  • Determine the requirements for assigning specific radiological supervision and interpretation codes
  • Explain differing rules for different body areas, such as head/neck angiography vs. extremity and visceral studies

Advanced IR – Coding for Lower Extremity Therapeutic Interventions

Friday 10/23/2020 Session 3

6:00 am – 7:30 am PST

This session will provide instruction on how to correctly code for lower extremity interventions that are performed in the outpatient setting.  Specifically, the following procedure types will be discussed: angioplasty, stent placement, atherectomy, thrombectomy and thrombolysis.  Participants will learn the coding rules associated with each of these procedures including which components are bundled and those that may be reported separately, and how to correctly apply NCCI manual instruction when coding these procedures. Additionally, when to report diagnostic angiograms in conjunction with therapeutic interventions will be discussed. Participants will be provided with coding scenarios that illustrate the concepts that are presented.

Advanced Cardiology: Endovascular Repairs for pseudoanerysms, TAVR and other Valve repair Coding

Friday 10/23/2020 Session 4

7:45 am – 9:00 am PST

This session will provide guidance for EVAR procedural coding. There are many codes that are not inclusive of these global procedures, and many reportable services are being missed on charge masters and charge capture forms, to include, extension prosthesis(es), percutaneous access and closure delivery devices, when appropriate, open exposures, and more. This session will also instruct on Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) coding as well as Mitral Valve (Clip), Pulmonary Valve, Tricuspid valve procedural coding and more.

How To Register

You do not want to miss these important educational sessions for the seasoned coder and the new to the specialty coder.

Cost: $595 for the full two-day conference which includes all four sessions above.

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  1. LATANYA CROSS says:

    good morning I am interested in registering for the course what would the times be for central time and how soon does the registration need to be paid?

  2. Terry Fletcher says:

    The times listed are PST so you’d need to do the central time zone math. I will assume 2 hours ahead of the PST listed. So Day 1 9am start is 11am central.
    We need the registrations paid within 48 hours of the Webinar.

  3. Tara Sherman says:

    What is the cost and is there a discount for groups?

  4. Colette Richter says:

    Can you sign up for certain sessions? Or is this all or nothing? There are only 2 sessions that would apply to our billing company.


  5. Eddie Forge says:

    I’m interested in this class.

    Thank you,

  6. Terry Fletcher says:

    You can sign up for one or both days. We don’t have a posted discount for groups but contact me directly and we can discuss an option. Thank you for your inquiries.

  7. Terry Fletcher says:

    Click or scroll to the end of the marketing blog and you will see the price. $199 per session or $625 for 2-days.

  8. LaTanya Cross says:

    good morning Teri will you be offering this training again? and if so do you have the dates yet

  9. Terry Fletcher says:

    We actually have moved this 2-day Conference to October 22-23 to allow for practices to reopen and focus on something other than Telehealth. The website should be update with the new dates today

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