Strategies for Successful CPT Coding of Lower-Extremity Interventional Radiology - On-Demand

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Strategies for Successful CPT Coding of Lower-Extremity Interventional Radiology - On-Demand

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Presented on:
Thursday, August 8, 2019  

Presented by: Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC

Interventional radiology coding for lower-extremity interventions is notoriously complex and continuously evolving. To correctly report the most appropriate CPT® codes for these procedures, coders need a solid understanding of up-to-date coding guidance, lower-extremity anatomy, and National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits for catheter-based vascular and arterial interventions.

During this two-and-a-half-hour webinar, expert speaker Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC, will review CPT coding and reporting rules for common catheter-based interventions performed in the lower-extremity arteries and veins, such as angioplasty, atherectomy, thrombolysis, thrombectomy, and stent placement. She’ll also discuss 2019 NCCI guidance for reporting these procedures and will review bundled components for therapeutic interventions. The program will be followed by a live Q&A.

As a bonus, participants will receive a downloadable diagnostic angiography decision tree that walks coders through reporting diagnostic angiograms in conjunction with therapeutic interventions.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Adhere to CPT bundling rules for assigning catheterization codes with therapeutic interventions
  • Break down clinical criteria for reporting diagnostic angiograms during the same session as therapeutic interventions
  • Correctly apply NCCI Manual instructions and edits for lower-extremity interventions
  • Select the most specific codes for lower-extremity interventions


  • CPT coding for lower-extremity arterial and venous interventions
    • Angioplasty
    • Atherectomy
    • Thrombectomy
    • Thrombolysis
    • Stent placement
  • Coding rules for diagnostic angiography with therapeutic interventions
    • What constitutes a diagnostic angiogram
    • Work included in the codes for vascular interventions
  • NCCI guidance for reporting lower-extremity interventions 
    • Procedure-to-procedure edits
    • Differences between CPT and NCCI guidance
  • Review of bundled components of radiology procedures
    • Angioplasty
    • Atherectomy
    • Thrombectomy
    • Thrombolysis
    • Dialysis circuit
    • Stents

Who Should Listen?

  • HIM directors and managers
  • Coding managers
  • Outpatient coders
  • Outpatient billers
  • Auditors
  • Revenue cycle directors
  • Compliance officers
  • Radiology managers
  • Chargemaster coordinators
  • Medical practice coders

Meet the Speaker

Stacie L. Buck
 AAPC Fellow, is president and senior consultant for RadRx of Stuart, Florida, and provides coding, auditing, and education services for diagnostic and interventional radiology service providers nationwide. Buck has 27 years’ experience in healthcare, 19 of those in radiology, and has presented over 200 coding seminars. She also is the author of the coding reference book Cracking the IR Code: Your Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Interventional Radiology Coding and the “Cracking the IR Code: Mastering Interventional Radiology Coding comprehensive” online training program.


Continuing Education

(Live + on-Demand) This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 2.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Ability to claim credits for this webinar expires on: 6/17/2020

(Live + On-Demand) - This program has been approved for 2.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Ability to claim credits for this webinar expires on: 6/17/2020


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $299 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $299 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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