Diagnostic Cardiology 2013

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Tue, Mar 05, 2013
60 minutes
Product Description

Diagnostic Cardiology Discussion From Holters, To Nuclear, To Stress Tests, And Beyond.

Join this enlightening session presented by expert speaker Terry A. Fletcher CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS-P, CCS, CMSCS, CMC, who will discuss the importance of clear medical necessity for these procedure to be ordered and then performed, as well as frequency guidelines. Also, 2013 has brought changes for stress testing in the office and hospital setting with different code sets and different provider rules. Multiple diagnostic tests performed on the same date can make reimbursement tough. Terry will discuss the best options for modifiers and the CCI bundling edits.

Register now for this power packed event where our speaker will provide you insights on 2013 codes,  Echo and congenital procedures and more.

Here's a look at what Terry will cover:

  • Modifiers are always an issue and we will clear up the confusion.
  • Office visits with diagnostic testing same date.
  • Helping a Non-clinical coder be clinical coder; making all the difference in reimbursement.
  • Looking for revenue possibilities for 2013.
  • Stress Testing updates and Stress Echo.
  • Nuclear Medicine Discussion and guidelines.
  • Medicare Supervision Requirements, Holter Monitors and Event Recorders.
  • Mobile Cardiac Telemetry Device (MCT).
  • Tilt Table Testing.
  • Vascular Ultrasound: Duplex Scans.
  • Echocardiography: Approach, TEE’s, Indication and Uses.
  • Two-Dimensional (2-D) Echocardiography Imaging.
  • Device Checks PM/ICD's: Supervision Requirements for Device Checks and Interrogation versus Re-programming.
  • 2013 Common Documentation Deficiencies for E/M Cardiology.
  • New vs. Established Patients. Office and Hospital.

Who should attend? Physicians, Coders, Billers, Medical Financial personnel, cath lab employees.

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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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