Las Vegas, NV Medical Coding Seminar: December 6-10, 2021
December 6-10, 2021: Our most popular seminar of the year is returning to the fabulous Wynn Las Vegas, one of the most luxurious hotels on the Strip. The Wynn offers world-class dining, shopping, spas, golf, live shows, and more.
This live seminar will cover the 2021 CPT code changes that impact Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Endovascular Surgery. Coding novices, seasoned coders, and clinical professionals will all gain new knowledge on the reporting of these specialized procedures. Our Las Vegas seminar is also a great opportunity to network with peers.
Enjoy the opulent Wynn Las Vegas and learn from nationally recognized physician coding experts Dr. David Zielske and Dr. David Dunn at this ZHealth Publishing medical coding seminar.
AAPC approved ICD-10-CM instructor Sara Wolf, BA, CCS, COC, CPMA, provides ICD-10-CM & PCS education for coding and clinical staff. More information below under 'Details and Schedule' tab.
Earn up to 37 AAPC CEUs (all of which are CIRCC-approved by the AAPC), 31.5 ASRT CEUs, 38 AHIMA CEUs, and/or 27.5 RCCB CEUs.
Please note, those interested in taking the CIRCC exam to become CIRCC certified by the AAPC may do so following the conclusion of the seminar on Saturday, December 11, 2021. To register to take this exam, or for more exam information, please contact the AAPC directly. Use code number (TBD) when inquiring about this exam.
* If registering more than one attendee, please provide name and email address of each attendee in the 'Order Comments' box on the last step of checkout.
Details & Schedule
There are five coding sessions at the Las Vegas coding seminar – you may choose any or all of them.
ICD-10 Coding for Interventional Radiology and Cardiology
Day/Time: Monday (8:00am - 4:15pm)
(CEUs: AAPC - 7.0, AHIMA - 7.0, RCCB - 7.0)
This one-day session provides a detailed introduction to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding for interventional radiology and cardiology, including hints and tips specific to each. Led by ICD-10 trainer Sara Wolf, BA, CCS, COC, CPMA (AAPC Approved ICD-10-CM Instructor).
Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding
Day/Time: Tuesday Morning (8:00am - 12:30pm)
(CEUs: AAPC - 4.0, AHIMA - 4.0, ASRT - 4.0, RCCB - 3.5)
This half-day session reviews anatomy and focuses on coding guidelines for non-vascular interventions. This includes (but is not limited to) the following: biliary, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, spinal, breast interventions, biopsies, drainages, and ablations.
Coding Basics for Vascular Coding
Day/Time: Tuesday Afternoon (1:00pm - 5:30pm)
(CEUs: AAPC - 4.5, AHIMA - 5.0, ASRT - 5.0, RCCB - 4.0)
This half-day session focuses on basic catheter selection coding. It is intended for newcomers but is also a good review for intermediate coders. This session is delivered at a relatively slow pace with opportunities for questions. Catheter placement coding today is integral to IR, endovascular, and cardiovascular procedures. Important concepts are covered, including: the concept of vascular families, the importance of variant anatomy, and selective vs. non-selective catheter placements. There is also a discussion of S&I codes that must be performed selectively and S&I codes that include catheter placements. Many examples are provided to facilitate learning.
Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
Day/Time: Wednesday and Thursday (8:30am - 4:30pm)
(CEUs: AAPC - 15.0, AHIMA - 15.0, ASRT - 15.0, RCCB - 13.0)
This two-day session covers "best practices" for coding and billing vascular procedures for physicians and hospitals, along with common mistakes that reduce coding and billing accuracy rates. This is followed by a review of terminology, anatomy, and physiology pertinent to the vascular system. We focus on catheter placements and diagnostic angiography of the arterial, venous, portal, and pulmonary systems. Interventional procedures in the vascular system are reviewed, including: central venous access, IVC filter placement, foreign body retrieval, venous sampling, angioplasty, atherectomy, stent placement, stent graft placement, infusion therapy, embolization, thrombectomy, dialysis intervention, TIPS, and neurointerventional procedures.
Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures
Day/Time: Friday (8:00am - 3:00pm)
(CEUs: AAPC - 6.5, AHIMA - 7.0, ASRT - 7.5)
This one-day session is primarily a detailed discussion of diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology procedures, including the specific rules regarding the coding of: angiography, coronary arterial and cardiac chamber interventions, diagnostic and therapeutic electrophysiology procedures, and pacemaker and ICD procedures. We also briefly review peripheral vascular procedures that are performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory during or separate from a cardiac catheterization**. Lastly, we cover pediatric cardiac catheterization and interventions.
**Those involved with peripheral interventions in the cath lab should consider also attending "Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding" and/or "Coding Basics for Vascular Coding", as peripheral vascular procedures performed in the cath lab are only briefly discussed in the cardiology session.
Which sessions are right for you?
These live seminars are for hospital coders, HIM directors, physician office staff and coders, technologists, compliance officers, business office personnel, nurse auditors, physicians, and all others involved in the coding and billing process of these complex procedures. We review procedures that occur in the interventional radiology (IR) suite, the cardiac catheterization laboratory, electrophysiology (EP) laboratory, operating room, endovascular suite, and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).
Which ZHealth Publishing medical coding seminar program is best for you?
- For medical professionals involved with non-vascular IR procedures, vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures, and cardiology procedures, we recommend attending all of our sessions.
- For medical professionals newly involved with peripheral vascular coding, we recommend starting with "Coding Basics for Vascular Coding", which provides an overview of general concepts and rules of vascular coding.
- For medical professionals only involved in peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional vascular coding, we recommend continuing with "Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding". This applies to IR, peripherals in the cath lab, and endovascular surgery centers.
- For medical professionals who only review cardiology, electrophysiology, and pacemaker/defibrillator procedures, we recommend "Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures".
- For medical professionals who perform a significant number of peripheral procedures in the catheterization lab, we recommend attending "Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding" as well.
- For medical professionals who review all aspects of interventional radiology (including vascular and non-vascular procedures) but not involved in cardiology coding, we recommend attending "Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding" along with "Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology" and "Coding Basics for Vascular Coding" as needed.
The Wynn in Las Vegas, NV
- To book your room call 1-702-770-7000 and ask to receive the ZHealth Publishing discounted room rate of $239 per night.
- One night’s deposit plus tax (via credit card) is required for all reservations.
- Cut-off date for this room rate is November 5, 2021.