Tag Archive | "cardiology"

ICD-10-CM 2018: Succeed at Heart Failure Coding With This New Note Walk-Through

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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We’re in the home stretch for ICD-10-CM 2018 prep, with about a month to go. We’ve covered the Official Guidelines, but you need to review the new instructions in the code set that come with code revisions, too. Case in point: Let’s take a closer look at the notes you’ll find with the updated diagnosis […]

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Start the Countdown to 2017’s New Cardiology CPT® Codes

Friday, December 23, 2016

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As Cardiology Coding Alert editor, I’m craving one last post about cardiology CPT® 2017 changes before we get to the implementation date of Jan. 1, 2017. The Big 2: Moderate Sedation and Angioplasty We’ve already talked about two of the biggest changes in other SuperCoder blog posts: The requirement to report moderate sedation separately affects […]

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Clean Up Your Cardiovascular Stress Test Coding With MPFS Insights

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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Depending on your sense of humor, focusing on the topic of stress tests during the last two crazy weeks of the year might just make you smile. Or groan. Either way, if you code cardiovascular stress tests, you may find some useful hints in today’s post. Start With Stress Test Codes 93015-93018 Codes 93015-93018 are […]

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ICD-10-CM 2017 Is Coming Soon — Get Ready for Cardiology Changes

Monday, June 27, 2016

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Oct. 1 will be here before we know it, and with that date comes updates to ICD-10-CM for fiscal year 2017 — that’s about 2,000 new codes!  Cardiology diagnosis coding in particular gains some new codes that you’ll want to know about. Lose the Pure, Instead Report Familial Hypercholesterolemia To code the condition familial hypercholesterolemia […]

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CPT® Adjusts Radiation Oncology, Cardiology Coding for 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015

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Time for more coverage from the AMA’s 2016 CPT® and RBRVS Annual Symposium, today looking at changes to coding in radiation oncology and cardiovascular medicine. Check Out Changes to Radiation Oncology Coding William Hartsell, MD, FACR, FASTRO, explained new codes in radiation treatment, management, and delivery; clinical brachytherapy; and interstitial radiation source application. Dr. Hartsell pointed […]

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