From understanding coronary artery anatomy and applying modifiers to untangling bundling and unbundling edits, coding for percutaneous coronary interventions 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.
June 11, 2019
CEU: 1.0 – Clinical Data Management
Kristi Pollard, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC
Kristi is a senior consultant with more than 20 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 on topics related to ICD-10 and CPT coding as well as code-based reimbursement. She has designed and developed training programs for inpatient and outpatient hospital-based coding, including vascular interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, orthopedics, and obstetrics.
Kristi serves the Colorado Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) as co-chair of the Data Quality Committee and previously as board Director as well as co-chair for the ICD-10 Task Force. She is also a past president of the Northern Colorado Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA). Kristi devotes extra time to mentoring current and future coders through her Coder Coach blog and is the proud recipient of the 2011 AHIMA Triumph Award for Mentoring. She has also received awards from CHIMA for Distinguished Member (2018) and Outstanding Volunteer (2013).