Electrophysiology: Coding for EP/Ablations/PM/ICD

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 Minutes
Product Description

All you Need to Know Regarding Specifications and Coding Requirements for Electrophysiology

This session by expert speaker Terry Fletcher talks about the following coding requirements for Electrophysiology:

  • Coding discussion of Electrophysiology Studies and components
  • EP Ablations and the crosswalk to diagnosis coding
  • Ablation adds on codes. You will know the CPT direction and Medicare rules
  • Pacemaker coding: implants, generator changes and upgrades
  • BiV Pacemaker coding- make sure you are capturing all of your codes
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD's) and testing and new modifier rules

You will get to understand various Medicare rules, get operative note examples, CPT references, real-life examples, patient scenarios, CCI edit discussion, crosswalk tool, and Medicare Transmittals in the session. Also, the reimbursement for PM/ICD procedures will be looked into, assuring that the attendees maximize their billing. You will also get updates on recent Medicare transmittals on the KX modifier.

Session Highlights:  

  • PVI (Pulmonary Vein Isolation) ablations and an addition separate site ablated. What are my options?
  • Pacemaker and ICD device checks. Payer Rules on who can perform these services in the office setting
  • Device checks in the hospital for remote services
  • Coding for "pocket revisions" vs. "pocket relocation"- Do we have any options for a PM "Revision" in 2014?
  • Mapping codes, 3D vs regular
  • Transseptal approach for EP services. We will clarify when you can use the transseptal cath and when you cannot.
  • Can we code for sinus venography during an EP study, PM implant or BiV implant?
  • Triggering Arrhythmia
  • EKG/ECG, Holters, Event monitors
  • EP Studies
  • Mapping with examples
  • Transseptal puncture
  • Intravenous Drug Infusion
  • Ablations – Catheter ablations, AV Node ablations, Focal ablation procedures
  • Examples of ablations and EP studies
  • Coding for pacemakers, defibrillators
  • 2015 revised codes for EP


Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Administrators
  • Physicians
  • 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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