CPT Coding for EP: Pacemakers, Ablations, ICDs & More

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Terry A. Fletcher, CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS, CCS-P, CMC, CMSCS, CMCS, ACS-CA, SCP-CA
Conference Date
Wed, Apr 11, 2018
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Get the EP Reimbursement You Deserve


If you feel like your patient volume is increasing while your reimbursement is decreasing, you’re not alone. Many healthcare organizations and physicians have found themselves in this very situation. That’s why now it’s more crucial than ever before to be proactive in your coding practices and ensure your viability in the proverbial reimbursement game—especially when it comes to coding for electrophysiology (EP) studies and pacemakers.

Join expert speaker Terry Fletcher, CPC, CCC, CEMC as she walks you through the coding, rules and compliance for EP and pacemaker CPT coding. Learn the Medicare rules, along with what the Heart Rhythm Society and commercial payers are saying.

After attending this audio event, you will understand correct coding for the EP specialty, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and ablations. You will also be able to use modifiers properly and bill medically necessary services along with ICD-10-CM linking. This session will give you all the tools and knowledge you need to maximize your reimbursements and reduce denials in your cardiology practice!

Session Highlights

This program will teach you how to:

  • Code for EP studies, starting with the New Patient.
  • Perfect physician documentation for EP services, so you don’t fall into the documentation hidden trap.
  • Properly code ablations for VT, SVT, and AFib.
  • Get reimbursed for pacemakers—including single, dual, and BiV with device check info.
  • Use the modifiers for EP (-59, -KX, -XU, -QO) the right way to receive the correct payments.
  • Understand the registry rules for primary and secondary prevention regarding implantable difibrillators.
  • Decide whether EP is a separate specialty or considered general cardiology.
  • Bill for Mapping-Regular or 3-D—is it bundled into ablations?

Session Agenda

This program will cover:

  • Code selection for comprehensive EP evaluation
  • Use of modifier 26 for professional component billing
  • Moderate sedation CPT coding for 2018 – New codes and guidelines
  • Examples of EP studies
  • CPT coding for mapping
  • Code assignment for catheter ablation
  • Ablation codes with comprehensive EP study and treatment
  • Ablation add-on codes
  • Pacemaker coding
  • Implantable Defibrillator Coding (ICD)
  • CPT codes for SUBQ ICD’s
  • The KX modifier for pacemakers
  • PM/ BiV examples
  • Relocation of PM/ICD pocket
  • PM/ICD device checks (93279-93289) rules:
  • Peri-procedural device evaluation

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Administrators
  • Physicians
  • EP lab workers

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

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About Our Speaker

Terry Fletcher - Cardiology Coding Expert

Terry Fletcher is a specialty coding industry coding and billing expert, auditor and educator based in Laguna Beach, California, with over 30 years of experience. Terry is a past member of the National Advisory Board for AAPC, past Chair of the AAPCCA, and AAPC National and Regional Conference Educator. Terry is the technical editor for the Select Coder®  from DecisionHealth, editorial advisor for Cardiology Coding Alert! & Practice...   More Info
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