This two-part course will provide a review of cardiac anatomy and function and explain how to code common procedures involving the circulatory system. This course is comprised of four lessons: anatomy and function of the heart and vascular system; structure of cardiovascular PCS codes; procedures on the heart, and great vessels and coding practice exercises.
Lesson 1: Anatomy and Function of the Heart and Vascular System
- Label the heart valves on a heart diagram
- Differentiate between arteries, veins, and the great vessels of the heart
- Recognize structures contributing to the heart’s electrical conductivity
Lesson 2: Structure of Cardiovascular PCS Codes
- Identify the section of PCS where cardiac catheterization codes are located
- Utilize your knowledge of vascular anatomy to choose the correct body part for certain procedures
- Match cardiovascular devices to their respective PCS device value
Lesson 3: Procedures on the Heart and Great Vessels
- Select the body part and qualifier values for coronary bypass procedures
- Assign codes for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
- Determine the number of codes needed to report pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedures
- Match different types of contrast material to their corresponding PCS values
AHIMA This program has been approved for 2 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
AAPC This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 2 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.