ZHealth Publishing’s eLearning courses are online self-study medical coding courses designed to increase your medical coding knowledge while providing an opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs). They are a great way to earn CEUs at your own pace, on your own time.
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- Written by Dr. Z and his team of coding experts
- Online self-study medical coding courses
- PDF format to let you study at your own pace
- Exams can be taken whenever you are ready
- Immediate test results and ability to print your CEU certificates
- CEUs Available: AAPC (quantity varies by course)
This course is geared towards the brand new interventional radiology coder or someone who is interested in the field. It gives basic information regarding the types of procedures falling under this specialty and basic guidelines for the non-complex procedures. The key areas of knowledge required for interventional radiology coding are covered, such as terminology, the concepts of component coding, the impact of edits and modifiers, and brief overviews of coding by the different procedure-types.
This module covers placement of stent grafts in the thoracic and lumbar sections of the aorta using a transcatheter approach. It includes adjunct procedures that may be required to seal the walls of the aorta and follow-up procedures to treat complications such as endovascular leaks around the graft. Several coding examples are included to demonstrate the application of coding rules.
This course includes coding instructions for imaging of the abdominal aorta and the extremity arteries whether performed in combination or separately. Both selective and non-selective imaging procedures are explained in detail. Numerous actual case examples are presented to assist in coding from the physician documentation.
All forms of dialysis access devices are covered in the context of CPT procedure coding for diagnostic imaging and maintenance procedures. Filming and interventions on AV shunts and fistulae as well as dialysis catheter insertion and follow-up procedures are discussed in detail.
This module begins with a thorough discussion of the coding guidelines for performing initial drainage procedures. We then explain how to accurately code the imaging procedures involved in the follow-up care of an abscess and to maintain in-dwelling abscess drainage catheters.
The course takes the student through the different types of biopsies performed with imaging guidance and how to appropriately code for them using CPT codes. Coding for fine needle aspirations, percutaneous core biopsies, and transcatheter biopsies are explained in detail. Various case studies are included to assist in coding from a report.
This course takes you through all the gastrointestinal procedures that are performed via a natural orifice (nose or mouth) or via a percutaneous approach. It includes procedures that are diagnostic, as well as therapeutic, and maintenance procedures for tubes that will remain in place permanently or short term. Multiple real-life examples are included to assist in applying the rules to common coding scenarios.
This module takes you through the coding of all types of diagnostic venography procedures, including cervicocerebral, visceral and renal, and extremity venography. Catheter placement coding and imaging procedure coding are also reviewed.
This course explores all types of percutaneous embolizations, from injection of thrombin to permanent and test occlusion procedures. There is extensive discussion regarding the different codes to be reported and the conflicting rules surrounding the use of these codes.
This course covers the coding of all types of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy procedures, including coronary artery, AV hemodialysis access device, peripheral arterial, and peripheral venous thrombectomy. The different types of thrombectomy devices are described to assist in recognizing terminology associated with the procedure.
This basic overview for those involved with endovascular procedures discusses non-selective catheter placement coding in all vascular systems. Specifically, the non-selective catheter placement codes for peripheral and visceral vascular procedures and the rules surrounding their assignment are thoroughly explained.
This course takes you through all the different anatomical areas where selective arterial catheter placements are utilized. There are separate sections on cervicocerebral, visceral and renal, upper extremities, and lower extremities. Multiple real-life examples are included to assist in applying the rules to common coding scenarios.
This course takes the student through the new rules for coding diagnostic angiography of the cervical and cerebral carotid arteries, arch aorta, vertebral arteries, cerebral arteries, brachiocephalic artery, and subclavian arteries. The imaging and catheter placements, whether included or separately reportable, are explained in detail, followed by numerous case studies to assist in determining the appropriate codes to assign from a physician report.
Transcatheter lower extremity arterial revascularization is coded much differently than other vascular systems. There is significantly more bundling, and the rules differ based on the specific artery intervened upon. This increases the complexity of coding for these interventions.
This module covers all types of transcatheter percutaneous coronary interventions and their coding rules are discussed in this course. Specific examples are presented for each kind of intervention to assist with converting a physician report to the appropriate CPT codes for billing.
This module details the different types of transcatheter infusions performed in an imaging lab and the rules surrounding the coding of these services. Procedures such as thrombolysis in coronary and non-coronary vessels and cerebral vasospasm treatment are included. Multiple real-case examples are provided to correlate documentation with appropriate coding.
This course discusses biliary tract procedures that are performed percutaneously. This includes drainage catheter placement, stent placement, dilation, embolization, and other procedures performed via direct needle access or access through an existing drainage catheter into the gallbladder and bile ducts.
This course discusses urinary tract procedures that are performed percutaneously. This includes drainage catheter placement, stent placement, dilation, embolization, and other procedures performed via a nephrostomy or ureterostomy tract.
This course covers all vascular stent placement except those performed in the coronary, iliac, femoral, tibial, peroneal, and popliteal arteries (which have separate courses). The student will be guided through all other types of vascular stent placement procedures and the coding rules applicable to each. This includes the carotid artery, vertebral artery, TIPS, venous system, visceral arteries, renal arteries, and other vascular systems.
This course covers all of the diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedure codes. We discuss when each code is used, what is included, and when to report add-on codes. Case examples are presented to assist in converting a physician dictated report into CPT codes.
This module covers transcatheter electrophysiology procedures. Diagnostic pacing, recording, arrhythmia induction, and mapping are discussed in detail, as well as therapeutic ablative procedures. Coding rules for each common combination of procedures are explained followed by actual case examples of each to demonstrate the documentation that supports each separately reportable procedure code.
This module covers the appropriate coding of all procedures regarding cardiac pacemakers. This includes device placement, replacement, and removal, as well as electrode placement, replacement, repair, and removal.
This module demonstrates appropriate coding for all transvenous ICD procedures, including implantation, revision, replacement, and upgrade. It also covers procedures involving electrodes, such as replacement, repair, repositioning, and insertion. ICD pocket revision is also included in this thorough discussion of CPT coding for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
This course covers the CPT coding rules for reporting coronary artery bypass graft surgery. It has several case examples explaining how to report grafts performed with both veins and arteries. Other surgical procedures that may be performed at the same time are also discussed, as well as the services that are included in each code.
This course gives detailed instructions for coding transcatheter repair or replacement of the aortic, pulmonic, tricuspid, and mitral heart valves. Case examples are provided to aid in selection of the appropriate code. Common procedures performed in conjunction with cardiac valve repair and replacement are also discussed.