Prepare Your Cardiology Practice for Key 2018 Coding and Billing Changes

Product Code: YMPDA120617A

Quick Overview

Cardiology practices must prepare for the dozens of ICD-10-CM and CPT code changes that have already started to take effect.

Price: $199.00

Prepare Your Cardiology Practice for Key 2018 Coding and Billing Changes

Prepare Your Cardiology Practice for Key 2018 Coding and Billing Changes

Presented on: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

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Cardiology practices must prepare for dozens of ICD-10-CM and CPT® code changes that have already started to take effect. These changes will affect coding for myocardial infarction, heart failure, sclerotherapy, and anticoagulant management, among many other services. Practices must quickly adjust to Medicare and other fee schedule changes as well as new policies from Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative.

During this 60-minute webinar, expert speaker Terry A. Fletcher, CPC, CCC, CEMC, SCP-CA, ACS-CA, CCS-P, CCS, CMSCS, CMCS, CMC, will help participants understand how ICD-10-CM and CPT code changes will impact cardiology practices. She will also explain the new Medicare billing rules and discuss strategies for addressing them.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to

  • Recognize CPT changes that will impact cardiology practices, such as arterial needle or catheter introduction, endovascular ablation, chest x-ray, and anticoagulant management
  • Understand ICD-10-CM code changes, including expanded codes for heart failure, MI, and secondary pulmonary hypertension
  • Understand ICD-10-CM Official Guideline changes for combination codes and the various MI types
  • Describe changes in the final Medicare physician fee schedule that will affect cardiology


  • How to use the new codes for secondary pulmonary hypertension, myocardial infarction, and heart failure categories in ICD-10-CM
  • New Medicare billing rules that impact cardiology practices and learn strategies to address them
  • 2018 ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines, including the latest revisions to rules for coding type 2 myocardial infarction, as well as documentation challenges of “linked” diagnosis codes such as diabetes
  • How to properly select sclerotherapy and endovenous ablation codes, including how they are distinguished and what services may be billed in addition
  • Guideline changes in the CPT manual for services including observation care, sclerotherapy, and anticoagulant management
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Cardiology practice coders
  • Coding managers
  • Billing managers
  • Clinicians
  • Compliance managers

Continuing Education

1 CEU ApprovedBMSC 
(Live + On Demand) - Attendance for the entire webinar, sponsored by Decision Health, is required to earn the continuing education unit. Upon the completion of the webinar, attendees will receive 1 HCS-D CEU from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance. (Ability to claim CEU for this webinar expires on:12/05/18)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 12/05/18)

Your Expert Presenter:

Terry FletcherTerry A. Fletcher, CPC, CCC, CEMC, SCP-CA, ACS-CA, CCS-P, CCS, CMSCS, CMCS, CMC, is a coding and billing expert, auditor, and educator based in Laguna Beach, California, with over 30 years of medical industry experience. She is a past member of the National Advisory Board for AAPC, past chair of the AAPCCA, and AAPC national and regional conference educator. Fletcher is the technical editor for SelectCoder® from DecisionHealth, and editorial advisor for Cardiology Coding Alert! and Practice Management Coding Alert! from The Coding Institute, as well as co-author of the Peripheral and Cardiology Coder from MedLearn. Fletcher is an educator for McVey Seminars, MGMA, Audio Educator, AAPC, AHIMA, MedLearn Media,, DecisionHealth, and PioneerEducator, teaching over 100 specialty coding seminars, teleconferences, and webinars every year. Fletcher is the author of several coding and reimbursement publications, as well as a practice auditor for multiple specialty practices nationwide. She also moderates her own Coding Corner Network for online CPT/ICD-10-CM coding questions from physician coders.

How the Webinar Works

  • Add this webinar to your shopping cart or call toll-free 1-855-CALL-DH1 (1-855-225-5341).
  • In advance of the webinar you will receive a toll free telephone number with dialing instructions and a link to download the course materials. Listen in and follow along live on the web or stream the training On Demand after the live date. Note: On Demand viewers are eligible for CEUs.
  • There is no limit to the number of staff from your office who can listen to the webinar live via speakerphone* or view On Demand. Access to the On Demand version and its accompanying materials is guaranteed for 90 days from the date of purchase.
  • When prompted, you will have an opportunity to ask your questions during the live webinar only.

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 
*One phone line per registration fee. Additional connections subject to additional registration fees.