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ZHealth Coding Newsletter - July 2020

Q & A July 2020 

Question: Embolization Dialysis Collateral Vein

Can you please let me know if I coded this correctly? The doctor says I should be able to code the cath placement into the collateral vein and the venogram. I thought it was included in the fistulogram and embolization.

US guided access into left forearm AV fistula (all documentation is there) 76937-26 fistulogram of left radiocephalic AV fistula and Central Venogram - PTA peripheral dialysis circuit in the outflow vein. 36902 Selective catheterization of lateral collateral vein arising from the peripheral juxta anastomotic outflow vein (included in embolization ?) Venogram of selected collateral forearm vein ( billable?) Embolization of selected collateral forearm vein 36909. My doctor asked me to verify with you.

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ZHealth Launches New Cardiovascular Software That Improves Both Documentation and Coding Accuracy

ZHealth Launches New Cardiovascular Software That Improves Both Documentation and Coding Accuracy

September 20, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week, ZHealth unveiled Etch™, the first-ever software platform that successfully addresses both the documentation and the coding challenges of complex cardiovascular procedures. Etch™ will be launched at the 2018 American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) convention in Miami Beach, Florida.

“From our 18 years of consulting, we found that only about half of these cases are accurately coded by hospitals. The average under-coding can be $140 to $200 per case, and that is just for Medicare reimbursement,” said Dr. David Zielske, president of ZHealth.

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