Cardiology Coding: Peripheral Procedures in a Cardiology Practice
Presenter: Stephanie Albright, RHIA, CPC, a Senior Coding Content Specialist for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies
Time: 50.02 minutes
Description: Educate physicians, coders, and other staff on how to correctly assign procedure codes for peripheral angiograms and interventions performed in a cardiology practice.
- Understand the nuances of assigning procedure codes for peripheral angiograms and interventions performed in a cardiology practice.
- Gain understanding of correct coding for peripheral angiograms and interventions performed during the same encounter as cardiac catheterization.
- Discuss procedure techniques, coding guidelines, documentation requirements, modifier use, and bundling issues for peripheral and cardiac procedures.
Peripheral Angiography Basics
Component vs Comprehensive Coding
Vascular Family and Vessel Order
Non-Selective vs Selective Catheter Placement
Ipsilateral vs Contralateral
Antegrade vs Retrograde
Peripheral Anatomy Basics
U/E Arterial Anatomy
Lower Body Arterial Anatomy
Peripheral Intervention Guidelines and Coding
Catheterization Coding Guidelines
Selective With Nonselective Catheterization
Multiple Vascular Families
National Correct Coding Initiative
NCCI Edit Modifiers
Separate Access Sites
Location, Location, Location
Diagnostic Angiography Documentation
Ultrasound Guidance for Vascular Access
Selective U/E Catheterization
Multiple Catheterization in the Same Vascular Family
Rad S&I for Extremity Arteries
Aorta and L/E Rad S&I
Selective Renal Arteriograms
Considering Code Assignment
NCCI Edit Examples
Renal and Visceral Interventions
Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies
Stephanie Albright, RHIA, CPC is a Senior Coding Content Specialist for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies. As part of the Client and Corporate Services team, she is responsible for providing coding and reimbursement support to vendors, clients, and members of RCCS. Stephanie is also a contributor to the company's publications and products.
Stephanie has over 25 years' experience in coding, auditing, and education for inpatient and outpatient facilities and physician offices. Her strengths include multi-specialty surgery and cardiology.
Prior to joining RCCS, Stephanie held coding/billing and auditing positions in a multitude of healthcare settings, including acute inpatient healthcare facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, and physician offices.
Stephanie's background also includes work with a well-known spinal device manufacturer in the Healthcare Strategy division, audits and education for inpatient rehabilitation facilities, trauma centers and children's hospitals, and healthcare fraud investigations for the Department of Justice.
In addition to her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the Medical University of South Carolina, Stephanie also holds the professional certifications of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) from AHIMA and Certified Professional Coder from the AAPC.