VIRTUAL Nashville, TN Medical Coding Seminar: August 23-27, 2021

August 23-27, 2021: Join us as we live stream this hybrid virtual/live conference in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN for our second medical coding seminar of the year. Tune in live with Dr. Z and Dr. Dunn from Nashville for the 2021 coding updates right from your home, office, or on-the-go with our mobile app. Within the ZHealth event hub (app), you will be able to:

• Seamlessly access live event sessions
• Download your course materials
• Connect with peers, colleagues, Dr. Z., Dr. Dunn, Sara Wolf, & Charlene Kennedy through live chat
• Submit questions and participate in live polls
• Engage in relevant conversation with other attendees/coders through the social wall
• Obtain the same CEUs that you would from the live seminar
• Access sessions on demand for 30 days after the event

All attendees will also receive a customized, super-soft ZHealth t-shirt, mailed directly to you beforehand!

This live streamed (virtual) 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 seminar is also a great opportunity to network with peers, either in person or virtually.

As always, 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.

This seminar will be live streamed from the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. For those able and willing to travel to Nashville, we will have limited availability for live attendance - up to 40 people can attend live in a socially distanced setting at Gaylord. Ideally situated just minutes outside of Nashville, TN, the resort offers guests all the excitement and energy of Music City under one spectacular roof. These spots will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Attendees who travel to Nashville will have daily breakfast, lunch, and coffee/tea included. Virtual attendees will receive a gift box with a super-soft t-shirt and other goodies sent directly to them before the conference begins.

If you'd like to attend this seminar LIVE, contact Charlene Kennedy at 877-873-9893 to secure this spot in Nashville.

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.

* 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.

2021 - Nashville 3 - ICD-10 Coding for Interventional Radiology and Cardiology $600.00
2021 - Nashville 3 - Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding $325.00
2021 - Nashville 3 - Coding Basics for Vascular Coding $325.00
2021 - Nashville 3 - Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding $1,300.00
2021 - Nashville 3 - Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures $650.00

There are five coding sessions for this virtual seminar – you may choose any or all of them. Because we are hosting this virtually on a platform/app, we are changing the session times slightly to allow for more frequent breaks throughout the week. The full schedule/agenda is below:

Included/Complimentary: (1) CIRCC Exam Overview with Dr. Z (30 minutes) and (2) ICD-10 Live Q&A with Sara Wolf (50 minutes)

Schedule by Day/Time:

All sessions are 75 minutes with 30 minute breaks
Times below are in Central Standard Time (CST), Nashville's time zone

Monday

8:30-9:00am Coffee/Morning Networking (virtual attendees)
9:00 -10:15am Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding
10:45am-12pm Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding
Noon-1pm Lunch
1:00-2:15pm Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding
2:45-4pm Coding Basics for Vascular Coding
4:10-5pm ICD-10 Q & A

Tuesday

8:30-9:00am Coffee/Morning Networking (virtual attendees)
9:00-10:15am Coding Basics for Vascular Coding
10:45am-12pm Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
Noon-1pm Lunch
1:00-2:15pm Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
2:45-4pm Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
4-4:20pm Q&A with Dr. Z and Dr. Dunn

Wednesday

8:30-9:00am Coffee/Morning Networking (virtual attendees)
9:00-10:15am Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
10:45am-12pm Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
Noon-1pm Lunch
1:00-2:15pm Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
2:45-4pm Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
4-4:20pm Q&A with Dr. Z

Thursday

9:00-10:15am Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
10:45am-12pm Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
Noon-1pm Lunch
1:00-2:25pm Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
2:55-4:10pm Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures - Overview of Cardiac Procedures
4:20-4:50pm CIRCC Exam Review

Friday

8:30-9:00am Coffee/Morning Networking (virtual attendees)
9:00-10:15am Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures - Cardiac Cath and Coronary Intervention
10:45am-12pm Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures - Coronary Intervention, Structural Heart Intervention
Noon-1pm Lunch
1:00-2:15pm Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures - Congenital Heart Intervention, Electrophysiology
2:45-4pm Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures - Pacemaker, Defibrillator and other Procedures

Schedule by Session Title:

ICD-10 Coding for Interventional Radiology and Cardiology
Day/Time
: This session will be pre-recorded, and Sara Wolf will host a live Q&A session on ICD-10 on Monday from 4:10-5pm.
Price: $600
(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: Monday from 9am-2:15pm
Price: $325
(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: Monday from 2:45-4pm and Tuesday from 9-10:15am
Price: $325
(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: Tuesday from 10:45am-4pm, Wednesday from 9am-4pm, and Thursday from 9am-2:25pm
Price: $1,300
(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: Thursday from 2:55-4:10pm and Friday from 9am-4pm
Price: $650
(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.

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.


Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

  • Call 1-615-889-1000 and ask for the ZHealth Publishing discounted room rate of $229 per night (plus fees; waterpark not included).
  • One night’s deposit plus tax (via credit card) may be required for all reservations.
  • The discounted rate is only available through July 26, 2021, so be sure to book your room today.