2017 CPT, ICD-10-CM and E/M updates for Cardiology

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Get Expert Review of What’s New in CPT® 2017 for Cardiology

Let's face it – we all need more money. And if your cardiology payments weren't everything you expected in 2016, you'll need to work even harder to get them in 2017. But don't worry - help is here.

Join Cardiology Coding expert Terry A. Fletcher in this session to get insights on the 2017 CPT® updates for Cardiology. This session will review the changes in cardiology this year. You will learn about some of the important documentation requirements for the new and revised codes, and what you need to find out about different payer policies.

This session also covers new 2017 updates for E/M services as they relate to Cardiology, with discussions on the new "star" telemedicine symbol for 2017, and focus on Cardiology scenarios including ICD-10-CM guidance now that the flexibilities have been lifted on ICD-10-CM for 2017. The 2017 Medicare and CPT updates will also be presented, reviewed and discussed, focusing on new codes and deleted symbols that will impact provider reimbursement, for Cardiology services.

Session Highlights:

  • 2017 CPT® code additions for Cardiology
    • 33340 - Percutaneous transcatheter closure of the left atrial appendage with endocardial implant, including fluoroscopy, transseptal puncture, catheter placement(s), left atrial angiography, left atrial appendage angiography, when performed, and radiological supervision and interpretation
    • 33390 - Valvuloplasty, aortic valve, open, with cardiopulmonary bypass; simple (ie, valvotomy, debridement, debulking, and/or simple commissural resuspension)
    • 33391 - Valvuloplasty, aortic valve, open, with cardiopulmonary bypass; complex (eg, leaflet extension, leaflet resection, leaflet reconstruction, or annuloplasty)
  • 2017 CPT® code deletions for Cardiology
    • 33400 - Valvuloplasty, aortic valve; open, with cardiopulmonary bypass
    • 33401 - Valvuloplasty, aortic valve; Open, witth inflow occlusion
    • 33403 - Valvuloplasty, aortic valve; open, using transventricular dilation, with cardiopulmonary bypass
  • 2017 CPT® code revisions for Cardiology
    • 33405 - Replacement, aortic valve, open, with cardiopulmonary bypass; with prosthetic valve other than homograft or stentless valve
    • 33406 - Replacement, aortic valve, open, with cardiopulmonary bypass; with allograft valve (freehand)
    • 33410 - Replacement, aortic valve, open, with cardiopulmonary bypass; with stentless tissue valve
  • Insights on new, revised and deleted CPT® codes for 2017
  • Insights on Medicare coverage issues
  • Modifier knowledge to boost revenue
  • References and resources

Session Snapshots:

  • Clinical documentation challenges and scenarios
  • Prediabetes symptoms
  • Principal or first-listed diagnosis with examples
  • CMS clarifications
  • ICD-10-CM codes and rational
  • CMS/Coding clinic response
  • Hypertension-2017
  • Congestive heart failure
  • E/M Cardiology and Medicare updates 2017
  • Office or other outpatient visits
  • Breaking down a 99204- ’95/97 guidelines
  • CMS 2-Midnight Rule

Who should attend:

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Physicians
  • Administrators
  • Clinicians

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About Our Speaker

Terry Fletcher - Cardiology Coding Expert

Ms. Terry Fletcher is a Healthcare Coding & Billing Consultant based in Southern California. With over 30-years experience, Ms. Fletcher is an Editorial Board Member for ICD10Monitor.com, a coding, billing and reimbursement educator for McVey Seminars, MGMA, Audio Educator, AAPC, AHIMA, Medlearn, DecisionHealth LLC, Medical Management Institute and her company Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc., teaching over 100 specialty coding Seminars, Teleconferences and Webinars every year. Terry is a practice auditor...   More Info
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