CPT Interventional Cardiology Series

$276.00

Overview

This three-part series covers CPT coding for procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology (EP) lab. Part 1 includes an overview of pertinent heart and coronary anatomy as well as instruction on coding for diagnostic heart catheterization and coronary imaging. Part two delves into percutaneous coronary interventions and addresses coronary artery modifiers along with CPT’s progressive hierarchies for coronary revascularization. The series is completed with part 3, which presents procedures commonly performed by cardiac electrophysiologists, such as pacemaker and cardioverter defibrillator procedures and cardiac EP studies and arrhythmia ablation.

** The price of this series includes the AMA Royalty Fee

Objectives

Part 1:

  • Identify the branches of the main coronary arteries
  • Label a diagram of the heart chambers and valves
  • Distinguish between native and bypassed coronary vessels
  • Identify procedures that are integral to a diagnostic cardiac catheterization
  • Distinguish between diagnostic right heart catheterization and pulmonary wedge pressure monitoring
  • Select four conditions that are not considered congenital according to CPT when coding for congenital cardiac catheterization procedures
  • Determine the appropriateness of coding peripheral angiography codes performed during a cardiac catheterization encounter

Part 2:

  • Identify the natural pacemaker of the heart
  • Match the major coronary arteries and their branches to their corresponding modifiers
  • Determine when to assign heart catheterization codes in addition to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) codes
  • Determine the base code when more than one PCI procedure is performed in a single episode
  • Identify when to use Medicare Level II HCPCS codes for PCI procedures
  • Determine when to use thrombectomy and thrombolysis codes
  • Match approaches for catheter-based aortic valve replacements to their corresponding CPT codes

Part 3:

  • Identify the natural pacemaker of the heart
  • Map the electrical conductivity of the heart
  • Differentiate between types of arrhythmia
  • Determine which EP procedures are bundled and which should be coded separately
  • Identify the components of a comprehensive electrophysiology exam
  • Differentiate between pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices
  • Identify cardiac resynchronization/biventricular devices
  • Distinguish replacement procedures from insertion procedures when devices are replaced or upgraded

Target Audience

  • Facility outpatient coders 
  • Professional fee coders 
  • Billing professionals 
  • Coding compliance professionals 
  • Cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology staff lab involved in department charging 

CE Credits

AHIMA
This program has been approved for 4 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 4 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Purchasing Details

  • The price of this series includes the AMA Royalty Fee
  • Upon purchase, you will have a 6-month subscription to this course. This will allow you the opportunity to complete and review as often as you like for 6 months.
  • Courses are accessed through www.haugenacademy.com.
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