This two day in-person training course provides a detailed overview of CPT coding for peripheral vascular interventional radiology (VIR) procedures.
This training begins with an overview of VIR including the radiological and surgical components along with a thorough explanation of reimbursement methodology. Learners receive a set of laminated vascular anatomy cards to assist in proper vessel ordering.
The training experience has been designed with a focus on creating a fun, interactive learning environment to ensure optimal retention while learning a difficult topic. Memorable activities improve comprehension and retention as learners delve into the complex clinical world of VIR coding.
The learning experience is completed with hands-on coding of real-life case studies.
Who should attend?
• Facility Outpatient Coders
• Professional Fee Coders
• Charge Auditors
• Charge Description Master Analysts
• Interventional Radiology Technologists
• Hospital Billing Professionals
Instructor: Kristi Pollard – RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Kristi is a Senior Consultant with more than 20 years of industry experience; she is responsible for the development of web-based and instructor-led training material, conducting training in ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT, and performing DRG and APC audits. Kristi has an extensive background in coding education and consulting and is a national speaker on topics related to ICD-10 and CPT coding as well as code-based reimbursement. She has designed and developed training programs for inpatient and outpatient hospital-based coding including vascular interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, orthopedics, and obstetrics.