VIRTUAL + LIVE Nashville, TN Medical Coding Seminar: August 22-26, 2022

August 22-26, 2022: We are returning to the fabulous Thompson Hotel in Nashville, TN. Set in The Gulch, a hip neighborhood in downtown Nashville, this upscale, contemporary hotel is less than a mile from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the celebrated Ryman Auditorium.

Earn up to 28 AAPC CEUs, 31.5 ASRT CEUs, and/or 27.5 AHIMA CEUs.

Those interested in our ICD-10 session should visit the ICD-10 video seminar page.

* 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. If you are attending virtually, please indicate that in the 'Order Comments' box as well.

2022 - Nashville 2 - Coding Basics for Vascular Coding $325.00
2022 - Nashville 2 - Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding $325.00
2022 - Nashville 2 - Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding $1,300.00
2022 - Nashville 2 - Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures $650.00

There are four coding sessions for this hybrid live + 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:

Schedule by Day/Time:

All sessions are 75 minutes with 30 minute breaks
Times below are in Central Standard Time (CDT), 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-12:00pm, Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding
12:00-1:00pm, Lunch
1:00-2:15pm, Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding
2:45-4:00pm, Coding Basics for Vascular Coding

Tuesday

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

Thursday

9:00-10:15am, Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
10:45am-12:00pm, Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
12:00-1:00pm, 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)
12:00-1:00pm, Lunch
1:00-2:15pm, Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures (Congenital Heart Intervention, Electrophysiology)
2:45-4:00pm, Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures (Pacemaker, Defibrillator, and Other Procedures)

Session Details:

Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding
Seminar Day: Monday (see schedule for times)
Price: $325
(CEUs: AAPC - 3.5, AHIMA - 4.0, ASRT - 4.0)
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
Seminar Days: Monday and Tuesday (see schedule for times)
Price: $325
(CEUs: AAPC - 4.5, AHIMA - 4.0, ASRT - 5.0)
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
Seminar Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (see schedule for times)
Price: $1,300
(CEUs: AAPC - 14.0, AHIMA - 14.0, ASRT - 15.0)
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
Seminar Days: Thursday and Friday (see schedule for times)
Price: $650
(CEUs: AAPC - 5.5, AHIMA - 5.5, 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.

The Thompson Hotel in Nashville, TN

  • To book your room online, click here for the ZHealth booking link. To book over the phone, call 1-877-803-7534 and ask to receive the ZHealth Publishing discounted room rate of $269 per night.
  • One night’s deposit plus tax (via credit card) is required for all reservations.
  • Cut-off date for this room rate is July 21, 2022.