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MedLearn Peripheral & Cardiology Coder 2019

MedLearn Peripheral & Cardiology Coder 2019

Edition/Year: 2019
Publisher: MedLearn Publishing
Spiralbound,  8½" x 11",  274 pages
ISBN#: 978-1-63151-206-3
Item#: OP395119

MedLearn Peripheral & Cardiology Coder 2019

List Price: $199.00
AMA Member: $194.00


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.

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!

  • Updated with NEW information and significantly expanded guidance based on areas our experts see frequent and inaccurate coding
  • 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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