In CMS
Jun 10th, 2015
EXAM: Left Heart Catheterization REASON FOR EXAM: Increasing unstable angina, coronary artery disease, prior bypass surgery. INTERPRETATION: The procedure and complications were explained to the patient in detail and formal consent was obtained. The patient was brought to the cath lab. The right groin was draped in the usual sterile manner. Using modified Seldinger technique, ...
Nov 1st, 2014
Following the rules will ensure proper coding and reimbursement. Cardiac catheterization is performed to diagnose coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, angina (chest pain), congestive heart failure, and certain congenital (present at birth) heart conditions. Ensure your providers are correctly reimbursed for these diagnostic techniques by understanding what these procedures involve and t...
Jun 1st, 2012
Before you code, know its basics. By Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC When it comes to procedure coding, radiology is a world of its own, unlike either evaluation and management (E/M) encounters or surgery. If you are unfamiliar with radiology, here are some basic things to know before you code. Learn the Language It ...
Mar 1st, 2011
By David B. Dunn, MD, FACS, CIRCC, CPC-H, CCC For 2011, CPT® has given cardiac catheterization (cath) coding an “extreme makeover,” to include: 19 deleted cardiac cath codes (93501, 93508, 93510, 93514, 93524, 93526, 93527, 93528, 93529, 93539-93545, 93555, and 93556) 20 new Category I codes (93451-93464 and 93563-93568) New injection codes and bundling issues ...
In Coding
May 12th, 2009
Noridian Administrative Services, LLC (NAS) announced earlier this month that it is retiring certain local coverage determinations (LCDs) and revising a few others. Noridian Retires Three LCDs, Revises Three was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...