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2017 Cardiology Coding Update

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (1pm EDT)

2017 brings a host of changes to available codes for reporting cardiology services.  Over 20 codes have been added for cardiac contractility modulation and counterpulsation ventricular assist systems.  Additionally changes to reporting moderate sedation may provide new opportunities for reimbursement. This session is designed to provide an introduction to these new guidelines, new codes and other 2017 CPT® changes that will affect cardiology.

  • Clarify the new classifications and guidelines for CCM and CVS
  • Explore new cardiology codes for reporting closure of paravalvular leaks and echocardiography exams
  • Review the tips and traps for common procedures performed within the Cardiology practice

2017 Radiology Coding & Compliance Update

Thursday, December 15, 2016 (1pm EDT)

Coding Strategies’ Melody Mulaik discusses and examines key areas of concern for both diagnostic and interventional radiology services. All 2017 new and revised codes, including the completely revised dialysis circuit codes, PTA, mechanochemical vein ablation, epidural injections and epidural catheter placement, mammography,  ultrasound screening for AAA,  and moderate sedation are discussed.

  • Medicare payment reductions for film x-rays & CR/DR
  • Updates on Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)/Clinical Decision Support (CDS) timeframes
  • Updates on Medicare billing and payment guidelines for global surgery.

Approved for 1 RCCB CEU