2018 Cardiology Coding and Reimbursement Updates Webinar

Live Date: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, 1pm EST

Are you ready for the 2018 cardiology coding and reimbursement updates? Cardiology practices have faced a significant impact with the ICD-9 to ICD-10 transition as specificity and documenting patient conditions have played a major role in reimbursement and compliance. Join this live session where cardiology coding and compliance expert Rhonda Granja, RMC, CPC, CMC, CMOM will cover the ins and outs of the 2018 update, including complexities that many coders and billers will face in 2018. The ICD-10 updates are already in effect and the CPT updates will follow at the beginning of the new year, so it is crucial that you and your practice are up to speed with the latest protocol.

In this 90-minute webinar, Rhonda will help coders, billers, practice managers, administrators, and physicians to gain a complete understanding of the update’s key guidelines, allowing practices everywhere to provide compliant service, receive accurate reimbursement, and ensure optimum patient care. This is a must-attend webinar that will be full of knowledge and tools you need submit clean claims.

The training format is a live online webinar conducted through GoToTraining. CEU certificates will be awarded upon completion of a short online quiz.

  • Estimated Length: 1.5 Hours
  • Worth: 3 MMI & AAPC CEUs

Click here to view the entire live webinar continuing education course listing through MMI.

Details on Training

Session Highlights

  • Learn new Medicare billing and compliance rules that impact cardiology, including HIPPA and meaningful use.
  • Unravel the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • Understand new policies from Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative and incorrect application to modifiers.
  • Learn what topics are trending now in the cardiology field, as well as how payer rules may impact reimbursement.
  • Master new ICD-10 and CPT cardiology codes.
  • Review documentation, modifiers, and common denials.
  • Understand patient response to medications.
  • Review the telemedicine update for 2018.

Learning Objectives

  • Clarify critical ICD-10 changes, including those for heart failure and acute myocardial infraction codes (which will now have Type 1 and Type 2).
  • Discuss subsequent and sequela 7-digit characters and new guidelines for 2018.
  • Clarify complex CPT updates for pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
  • Learn key changes to the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • Review NCCI edits and how they will impact cardiology practices.
  • Explore 2018 RVUs for cardiology.
  • Learn how to correctly document and report Catheter Lab services (diagnostic coronary angiograms, staged interventions), pacemakers, valve replacements, implantable defibrillators, anticoagulant management, and chest x-rays.
  • Fully understand coding and billing guidelines for moderate or conscious sedation (stop getting denials).
  • Learn new codes and payment methodology for Telemedicine.
  • Understand new codes added to the 2018 multiple procedure fee reduction list.
  • Review Medicare billing updates for cardiology practices.
  • Discuss trending topics within the cardiology field.
About the Instructor

About the Instructor

Rhonda Granja, RMC, CMA, CMC, CPC, CMOM. Rhonda is an Instructor and Education Specialist with Medical Management Institute. She has over 25 years of experience in medical coding and reimbursement. Rhonda has trained and mentored hundreds of students in the field of medical coding, audit, billing, and practice management. She has also trained hundreds of physicians, clinicians, and practice managers in E/M guidelines and advanced cardiology and OBGYN coding reimbursement and compliance.

Rhonda is the current president of her local AAPC chapter in Concord, NC, as well as an active member of Medical Management Institute, Medical Group Manager’s Association, and the Consumer Family Advisory Committee. Rhonda has a wealth of experience in healthcare. Her passion for speaking and high-energy style gets attendees excited about learning!

Online Training Format

Online Training Format

After registering for the webinar by purchasing online, our Member Services Team will give you registration instructions for the learning platform Absorb Learning Site.

After watching the webinar, you will be directed to answer a short questionnaire and receive your printable CEU certificate.

MMI Member Pricing

MMI Member Pricing

As a member of Medical Management Institute, you will have access to special member pricing for all MMI Live Webinars. To access this pricing, please log into YOUR Absorb Learning Site HERE. If you are purchasing for an employee, friend, or family member, use their Absorb Login information to purchase. DO NOT CREATE YOUR OWN LOGIN

For the 2018 Cardiology Coding webinar, your special pricing will be only $29.

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