Coding Electrophysiology/Diagnostics/Ablations
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: Request for replay on any day
Length: 60 Minutes
Speaker:Terry Fletcher BS, CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS-P, CCS, CMSCS, CMC
Coding Tactics for EP Studies, Mappings and Ablations That Will Boost Your Bottom Line

If you’re confused by electrophysiology, diagnostics, and ablations coding, you’re not alone. The bottom line is if you miss important details in the documentation, you could find yourself at risk for lost reimbursement or an audit.

Find out how to use the new codes for EP ablations and learn which procedures are included in the new codes. Our expert Terry Fletcher will give you a refresher on Electrophysiology/Diagnostics/Ablations coding. With crosswalks and diagrams, you’ll learn tips on coding EP studies, mapping procedures (including 3-D), ablations, and much more. 

This session will help you answer these questions:

  • How should I code diagnostic tests that can identify arrhythmias (for instance, EKG, Holters, Events, etc.)?
  • When and how can I use the new codes (93653 – 93657) for EP ablations?
  • How should I ensure proper documentation to differentiate between ventricular, atrioventricular (AV) as well as supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)?
  • What is the CPT® vs. Medicare positions on coding these services, and what are the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) changes 2013?
  • How can I keep track of which procedures I should include in the updated codes?
  • How should I code EP studies, mapping procedures (including 3-D), and ablations, including when all three services are carried out on the same date? 

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? Coder's, billers, collectors, physicians, and any medical business office personnel directly related to coding

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About Our Speaker

Ms. Terry Fletcher  Specialty Coding Industry Expert and Healthcare Consultant with over 25 years experience. She was past Chair of the AAPCCA. Terry is also a past member of the National Advisory Board AAPC. Ms. Fletcher is the Technical Editor for the Cardiology Coder's Pink sheet for Decision Health, Editorial Advisor for Cardiology Coding Alert! for The Coding Institute and an Educator for McVey Seminars, PMI, MGMA, Audio Educator, Contexo Media and Decision Health, teaching over 100 specialty coding seminars, teleconferences and workshops every year. Terry holds a bachelor’s degree (BS) in economics and multiple certifications in coding: CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS-P, CCS, CMSCS and CMC. Her coding and reimbursement specialties include:  Cardiology, Peripheral-Cardiology, Gastroenterology, E/M Auditing, Orthopedics and Interventional Radiology