2018 brings a host of changes to available codes for reporting cardiovascular services.  Changes to EVAR procedures will impact over thirty (30) codes. New comprehensive codes have been created for EVAR procedures. These codes will distinguish between non-emergent procedures and those for aneurysm rupture.  Additionally, there will be new codes for transcatheter mitral valve implantation/replacement go into effect 1/1/18. 

Other changes impact anticoagulation management; Category I codes have been created for total replacement heart system procedures; deletion of codes for LA Hemodynamic monitoring as well as those for Intracardiac Ischemia Monitoring. Practices appreciate the addition of New codes for event recorder without 24-hour attended monitoring. 

This session is designed to provide an introduction to these new guidelines, new codes and other 2018 CPT® changes that will affect cardiology.

•          Clarify the new classifications and guidelines for EVAR

•          Review the tips and traps for common procedures performed within the Cardiology practice

Identify the key changes within the extensive guideline revisions for cardiovascular services.   Additionally, the speaker reviews common tips/traps for many of the common procedure combinations reported within this service line.