Coding and Billing for Cardiac Pacemaker and Defibrillator Surgery Procedures

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Jim Collins, CPC, CHCC, ACS-CA
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Navigate the Complexities of Coding and Billing for Pacemaker and Defibrillator Surgeries


The most profitable cardiology practices of the future will have large populations of patients with pacemakers and defibrillators. Understanding the coding and billing procedures for these procedures will help you maintain a steady stream of revenue for your practice.

In this live webinar, expert speaker Jim Collins will discuss the many complexities surrounding coding and billing for pacemaker and defibrillator surgeries. Additionally, there will be a detailed discussion on the challenges, including confusing coverage guidelines, counter-intuitive coding requirements, obscure modifier reporting requirements, and a super-charged regulatory effort.

You will get detailed handouts that will work as a “go-to” reference for pacemaker and defibrillator surgery procedures. Also, you will receive the latest version of the charge capture form that Jim uses for his billing clients that enables physicians to accurately and efficiently select and convey the applicable codes for their pacemaker and defibrillator surgeries.

Session Highlights

  • Current coverage guidelines and modifier reporting requirements
  • How device performance impacts value-based reimbursement
  • Different types of devices and what they do
  • Regulatory issues surrounding pacemaker and defibrillator procedures
  • Identify cracks where money falls through in relation to the global periods that surround these services
  • Analysis of the correct coding initiative edits that apply to these claims

Session Outline

  • Surgical coding for implantable loop recorders, pacemakers, defibrillators, and left ventricular leads:
    • Subcutaneous ICD Implant & DFT
    • Initial Implant of Pacemaker & Defibrillator Systems
    • Venography: Not Billable
    • Generator Change Out & New RA/RV Lead
  • PM & ICD Modífiers
  • The 4 classes of Pacemaker Coverage
  • KX Modífier - CMS Published Coverage, MAC Interpretation – Symptomatic and Asymptomatic
  • SC Modífier - MAC Defined Indications
  • Q0 (Q-Zero) Modífier Registry
  • Moderate Sedation coding and documentation

Who should attend?

This program will be highly beneficial for doctors who implant pacemakers and defibrillators and for those who code and bill for their procedures.

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About Our Speaker

Jim Collins - Cardiology Billing Coding Expert


Jim is a key opinion leader in the fields of documentation, coding, reimbursement, coverage, and value-based compensation for cardiology care. In addition to being an independent consultant for fifteen years, Jim was a Cardiology Coder at Novant Health (Winston Salem, NC), the Coding Supervisor at Saratoga Hospital  (Saratoga Springs, NY), a Compliance Analyst at The Care Group (Indianapolis, IN), and the Compliance Officer of Mid...   More Info
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