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Our how-to resource keeps pace with expanding services and advancing technologies

The blending of cardiology with peripheral procedures has created new complexities for anyone involved with the coding and billing of these services. The experts behind our Peripheral & Cardiology Coder book stay on top of the latest trends and deliver the content you need to be confident in your code selections.

Features and Benefits

Our peripheral & cardiology experts address common questions, concerns and problem areas:

  • Clearing up the confusion over the coding and documentation of peripheral procedures involving lower and upper extremities, abdominal (aortography and renals) and carotid; includes detailed narrative to address proper code selection and which services may be billed separately
  • Clear-cut insights into the critical differences between documenting cardiac cath and peripheral procedures
  • Special help with the rules for coding and documenting peripheral imaging and interventions — an area being embraced by more and more cath labs
  • Answers to many other frequently asked questions, such as "can we use add-on codes for cardiac cath and coronary interventions?" and "how do we bill for a diagnostic coronary angiogram in addition to an intervention?"

Updated annually to address new and problematic areas:

  • Step by step through code changes for peripheral and cardiology procedures
  • Parenthetical note updates for cardiac cath and peripheral codes
  • New sections and expanded guidance for peripheral procedures covering arterial and venous imaging and interventions—an area of strong growth and high revenue with a propensity for claim denials
  • New and updated case examples that illustrate coding for various cardiac cath and peripheral scenarios

Clear, step-by-step guidance through the tasks you perform every day:

  • Coding for diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization and peripheral procedures, as well as diagnostic cardiology and noninvasive vascular procedures
  • Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
  • Meeting documentation requirements to support medical necessity and code assignments

A proven approach to effective learning and quick reference for busy professionals:

  • Codes are grouped for fast navigation: by body system (e.g., head and neck) and then by CPT® code sequence
  • Each section includes general coding guidelines; tables with CPT/HCPCS codes, modifier information, RVUs and hospital OPPS payment rates; definition of each procedure with its corresponding CPT code; and billing tips
  • Case studies, with insightful commentary, throughout the book, to reinforce coding instruction
  • Anatomical illustrations for visual representations of common and complex procedures

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