From understanding coronary artery anatomy and applying modifiers to untangling bundling and unbundling edits, coding for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) takes meticulous attention to the details. When should codes for interventions of acute myocardial infarction and total coronary occlusions be used? When should C codes be employed for stent insertions? This presentation will cover angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy, and other percutaneous coronary interventions and give tips on proper CPT code assignment.
- Rank percutaneous coronary interventions in order of CPT’s progressive hierarchy
- Identify when to use base codes vs. add-on codes for PCI
- Apply CPT codes and coronary artery modifiers to PCI procedures
1.0 CEU – Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
Kristi Pollard, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Kristi is a senior consultant with more than 25 years of industry experience; she is responsible for the development of web-based, instructor-led, and webinar training materials; conducting training in ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT; and performing DRG and APC audits. Kristi has an extensive background in coding education and consulting and is a national speaker and published writer on topics related to ICD-10 and CPT coding and code-based reimbursement. She has designed and developed training programs for inpatient and outpatient hospital-based coding, with a focus on vascular interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, orthopedics, and obstetrics.
Kristi has served the Colorado Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) as board Director, co-chair of the Data Quality Committee, and co-chair for the ICD-10 Task Force. She is also a past president of the Northern Colorado Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA). Kristi is the proud recipient of the 2011 AHIMA Triumph Award for Mentoring for her voluntary work as the “Coder Coach.” She has also received awards from CHIMA for Distinguished Member (2018) and Outstanding Volunteer (2013) and from AHIMA for Roundtable Achievement in Coding Excellence (RACE).