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2019 Coding Bootcamp Session 1: Ins/Outs of Coding Complicated Cardiovascular Procedures

Monday, December 16, 1 - 2:30 p.m. ET


  • Joline Bruder, CPC, CPMA, CCVTC, CGSC – Revenue Cycle Solutions Consultant, MedAxiom

  • Jammie Quimby, CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS-P, CPMA, CRC – Revenue Cycle Solutions Consultant, MedAxiom

This session will focus on coding common difficult procedures for cardiovascular services, such as EP, Vascular, and Structural Heart. Also, we will review and decipher actual cases to facilitate feedback to providers on documentation and improve code assignment.

How moving CV care to the home could ease a period of economic transition in healthcare

At the annual fall meeting, Richard Rakowski, co-founder and CEO of a Boston-based “virtual hospital” system known as Medically Home, underscored both the clinical and economic benefits of transitioning to a home-based system for chronically ill patients. In this article published by Cardiovascular Business hear what hospitals think of this model and how patients have benefited so far. Read more.

Practice Management and Service Lines

IBM Watson names top 50 cardiovascular hospitals

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - IBM Watson Health released its annual study of the top 50 hospitals for cardiovascular care Nov.19.

Stop Emergency Department Violence Against Nurses, Physicians

(HealthLeaders Media) - A new campaign aims to heighten awareness of the detrimental effects of emergency department violence.

How certified PAs Are reshaping team-based healthcare, one patient at time

(Physicians Practice) - Working in collaboration with physicians, certified PAs provide a continued and expanded commitment to team-based practice in medicine

When it comes to physician practices, it's 'a seller's market' depending on specialty

(Fierce Healthcare) - It’s a good time to sell a physician practice, but a lot hinges on the practice specialty, according to one healthcare investment banker.

One Way to Cut Down Dx Errors: Get Rid of Fee-for-Service

(MedPage Today) --  Payment structure is "toxic" to diagnosis, says David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD

Legislation and Revenue Cycle

House stopgap funding bill delays payment cuts to safety net hospitals for a month

(Fierce Healthcare) - The House passed on Tuesday on a stopgap government funding bill that includes a month delay of $4 billion in payment cuts to safety-net hospitals.

The politics of Medicaid expansion have changed

(Fierce Healthcare) - Year by year, resistance to extending Medicaid to more low-income Americans in conservative states has given way.

The Latest Healthcare Trust Casualty: Billing Accuracy

(HealthLeaders Media) - Just 33% of consumers felt very confident that bills from their hospital/provider are accurate.

Schumer: Leadership trying to work out competing surprise medical bill measures

(The Hill) - Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that congressional leadership is trying to work out differences between competing measures to protect patients from getting hit with massive, “surprise” medical bills.


New AHA/ACC Performance and Quality Statement on Hypertension

(Medscape) - Hypertension affects more than one third of US adults, but achieving adequate control remains elusive. A new document fine-tunes existing approaches and suggests new strategies.

Statins Not Linked to Cognitive Decline, Study Shows

(MedPage Today) --  No changes in brain volume seen over time, either

Fasting Diet Could Benefit Heart Health: Study

(HealthDay News) -- Routine fasting may reduce the risk of heart failure and death in patients who have cardiac catheterization, a new study suggests.

Grief and CVD: Simple Regimen May Lower Risk

(TCTMD) - Bereavement poses unique stresses on the heart. Six weeks of low-dose metoprolol and aspirin may help prevent CV events.

Do patients lie to their doctors?

(Medical Economics) - The answer is yes—here's what they lie about.

Industry Partner

The 2019 Practice Manager's Playbook

Creating an internal policy for how a practice will interact with life science reps provides structure around an oftentimes unstructured process, allowing providers and staff to extract maximum value while minimizing operational burden.

Other Health Industry News

The most amazing medical breakthroughs of 2019

(New York Post) - Richard Berry had tried nearly everything to fight his prostate cancer: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But after two years of treatment, his cancer had metastasized. The opportunity to participate in a clinical trial was his last hope.

5 important health IT take-aways from 2019

(Physicians Practice) - While technology has enhanced care, it has also presented us with new challenges. Take a look at five important HealthTech take-aways from 2019 and how they will help change our industry in the coming year.

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