2013 Cardiology Coding Updates
PRE-RECORDED AUDIO CONFERENCE
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: Request for replay on any day
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker:Terry Fletcher BS, CPC, CCC, CEMS, CCS-P, CCS, CMSCS, CMC
The CPT® 2013 Bundling Trend Could Bring Reimbursement Woes With These EP Changes. Plus, There Is A Major PCI Overhaul!
What does CPT® 2013 have in store for cardiology practices? The answer is – a lot.
Once again, it looks as though the cardiology specialty will be heavily impacted with code changes for 2013. Looking at the changes for new codes and revised codes, you may take another hit on reimbursement. According to some experts, the goal over the past few years, it appears, is to completely streamline component coding for cardiology related procedures.
These changes include an overhaul to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) codes, a revision to cardiac cath code instructions, EP evaluations with EP ablations, and new category I codes for VAD implantations.
Sign up for this 1-hour audio event presented by Terry Fletcher, CPC, CCC, CEMS, CMC, CMSCS, CCS-P, CCS, and you’ll get insights on new codes and reference documents for future use. Terry will provide you coding examples to try and crosswalk to 2013. You’ll get tools to assist your practice is creating a charge capture form. You’ll also get a snap shot to ICD-10 coding.
Start preparing early so you’re not scrambling over the holidays.
This session will help you answer these questions:
How new 2013 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) codes will replace 92980-92981, 92982, 92984, and 92995-92996.
Why you need to change the way you report diagnostic cardiac catheterizations given the new revision to the coding instructions.
How Cardiology gets a "gift"- we can now code for additional branches in the same Artery.
What is the New Coding for EP studies with Ablation procedures?
What are New Category I CPT codes for VAD implantations.
Why MI diagnosis is now a key factor in choosing a Coronary Intervention Code.
How to understand the new T-Code (technology) section for 2013 for Cardiology.
Terry Fletcher is a Healthcare Coding Consultant with 20+ years in the field of Cardiology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and multiple certifications in coding, CPC, CCC, CEMS, CMC, CMSCS, CCS-P, CCS. She is former Executive Chair of the AAPCCA, current AAPC Local chapter President. She is also a practice management consultant for hundreds of physician’s offices around the country.