Cardiovascular Service Line ~ Part 1 of 2



This two part module will provide a review of cardiac anatomy and function and explain how to code common procedures involving the circulatory system.
This module 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.
•Coding practice exercises.


•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.
•Select the body part and qualifier values for coronary bypass procedures.
•Assign codes for percutaneous trans luminal 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.
•Determine the body system value for different peripheral arteries of the body.
•Select the root operation for stent placement.
•Differentiate between types of aneurysm approaches.

CE Credits

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.

This program has the prior approval of 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.

Technical Requirments

Recommended operating systems:
Window 7 or higher
Mac OS 10.7 or higher

Supported Browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or greater
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
Google Chrome 2.0 or greater
Apple Safari 2.0 or greater

DSL or better
Recommended internet connection speed 500 or higher kbps

Additional Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Current version of Java

Sound: (all modules are fully narrated)
Computer speakers or headset

Printer access to print CEU certifications


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