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ZHealth Launches New Cardiovascular Software That Improves Both Documentation and Coding Accuracy
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.
Congrats to our AAPC HealthCon winners from last week!
Helena Polk, CPC - CIRCC Study Guide
Gary Chan, MD - Interventional Radiology Coding Reference
Linda King, CPC, CPCO, CPC-I, CCVTC, CEMC, CGSC- Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Coding Reference
Sheila Russell - Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiovascular Coding Reference
Kelly Brian - Cardiothoracic Surgery Coding Reference
Dana Dayries, CPC - Diagnostic Radiology Coding Reference
March 2018 Q & A
How would you bill for crisscross infusion catheters placed in a AV dialysis fistula? Fistulogram showed thrombus within AV fistula with total occlusion. Successful crisscross placement of 5 F sheath and 10 cm infusion catheter within the venous limb directed peripherally and 6 French with 10 cm infusion catheter within the arterial limb directed centrally.
February 2018 Q & A
Question: Single Lead Pacemaker Generator Change
1. Pacemaker generator change 2. Placement of a new lead in the right ventricle 3. Capping and abandonment of old lead. When the existing right ventricular lead has been capped and abandoned and new lead is advanced into the right ventricular apex using a combination of straight and custom-formed stylettes onto new pacemaker generator, (pulse generator was also changed), should this procedure be coded as 33212, 33216, 33233? Or 33227 with 33212 and 33216, and is fluoroscopy always included in a pacemaker procedure?