In Coding
Jun 5th, 2019
Cardiology subspecialties are like subcontractors who bring different skills to help maintain the functionality of a healthy heart. Cardiology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diseases and abnormalities of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiology subspecialties focus on specific conditions and treatment options, and understanding their differences can help when coding conditions ...
2019 was my first AAPC National Conference since 2008. Although there were many big changes since 2008, a few major differences I noticed particularly were that the size of attendance has quadrupled, and the education quality, as well as the food quality has gone up. One of the coolest additions to HEALTHCON since I first ...
In Coding
Dec 1st, 2018
Get a reading on the latest diagnosis coding guidelines for heart disease. Even after the addition of coding guidelines for acute myocardial infarction (MI) in 2017, many coders remain confused between the different types of MI and the relevant code categories. You may wonder, for example, what differentiates acute MI from subsequent MI. Proper diagnosis ...
Jul 12th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created three new physician specialty codes that will go into effect Oct. 2.The codes are: C7 – Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology C8 – Medical Toxicology C9 – Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology According to the American College ...
Correct coding requires you to know what’s changed for the is medical specialty. By Amy C. Pritchett CPT® 2017 codes are in effect and February is American Heart Month; it’s a perfect time to give you the rundown of the significant changes to the Cardiology section that will affect your coding this year. New Code ...