Are you tangled up in an op report you don't understand? Are you having trouble deciphering the number of coronary arteries bypassed and the types of grafts used? Do you suffer from Questionable Qualifier Syndrome when coding cardiac and vascular bypass procedures? Do you wonder why these procedures are coded the way they in this fashion?
If you've looked at a cardiovascular procedure report and wondered how many codes you need, then this is the presentation for you. This ICD-10-PCS webcast will go a step further, supplementing pertinent anatomy with illustrated explanations of various procedures, including peripheral vascular and carotid artery bypass, carotid endarterectomy, and coronary artery bypass procedures.
Why is this webcast different? This presentation will focus heavily on illustrating the procedures and condensing official coding guidelines and Coding Clinic advice into practical and concise packages that help simplify the coding process. Once the groundwork has been laid, we won't leave you hanging without applying that knowledge to operative reports to help you sort the gold from the fool's gold – that is, the documentation gems you need for coding from the rest of the words on the page. In short, this webcast goes beyond the typical cardiovascular surgery coding presentation by breaking down the procedures into bitesize pieces and rebuilding the learner's knowledge in a new way.
We have the cure for Questionable Qualifier Syndrome and we can also explain the "why" behind the "what." Spend 60 minutes with us for a coder's lifetime of useful coding information.
Why This is Relevant:
Coders continue to struggle with code assignment for these complex procedures. In addition, emerging technologies add another layer of difficulty. Facilities cannot afford for these high-cost procedures to be incorrectly coded.
Take this quick quiz and see if you and your team, like so many others, struggle with cardiovascular coding:
- What is a branching Y graft and how coronary arteries are coded when one is used?
- How do you code for extremity bypass using the Limflow and DETOUR devices?
- When is an extra code used for closure of the artery during carotid endarterectomy?
- What is the body part value for endarterectomy involving the carotid bifurcation?
From this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast you will…
- Learn how to select body part values for vascular procedures;
- Know how to differentiate between aortocoronary and pedicle coronary grafts;
- Learn how to identify when an additional code is necessary for harvesting a graft;
- Know when to use the bifurcation qualifier for carotid endarterectomy; and
- Learn how to select the approach and qualifier for endovascular arterial bypass using an adjacent vein