Vascular Interventional Radiology: Key Concepts for Successful Coding

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Vascular Interventional Radiology: Key Concepts for Successful Coding

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Vascular Interventional Radiology: Key Concepts for Successful Coding

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Presented on:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 
1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern

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

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Peripheral vascular procedures are notoriously complex, and with different coding rules depending on the location, documentation must be precise—and coder interpretation accurate—to correctly report the most appropriate CPT code when it comes to vascular interventional radiology.

During this two-hour webinar, expert speaker Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, CIRCC, AAPC Fellow, will review coding rules for common vascular procedures such as angioplasty, atherectomy, embolization, and stent placement. She’ll also discuss 2017 CPT® codes for dialysis circuit coding and how to identify bundled components of radiology procedures, followed by a live Q&A.

As a bonus, participants will receive a downloadable diagnostic angiography decision tree, as well as quick reference guides for dialysis circuit coding and lower extremity revascularization.

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

  • Identify how clinical indications impact correct coding for several vascular interventional radiology procedures
  • Explain requirements for reporting diagnostic angiography with therapeutic interventions
  • Correctly report CPT codes for angioplasty, stent, atherectomy, embolization, and dialysis circuit coding


  • Coding diagnostic angiography with therapeutic interventions
  • Lower extremity interventions
    • When to use generic angioplasty and stent codes
    • When to apply lower extremity revascularization codes
  • Embolization coding
    • Defining the operative field
  • Dialysis circuit coding
    • Review of 2017 CPT codes
  • Review of bundled components of radiology procedures
    • Angioplasty
    • Atherectomy
    • Dialysis circuit
    • Embolization
    • Stents
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Facilities: Hospitals, interventional radiologists, billing companies, coding companies, auditing companies
  • Titles: HIM directors and managers, coding managers, outpatient coders, outpatient billers, auditors, revenue cycle directors, compliance officers, radiology managers, chargemaster coordinators


  • Diagnostic angiography decision tree
  • Quick reference guide for coding lower extremity revascularization—angioplasty, stent, atherectomy
  • Quick reference guide for dialysis circuit coding
  • Case studies

Continuing Education

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS/CCDS)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 2.0 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS). (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 10/23/2018)

Meet the Speaker

Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, CIRCCStacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, CIRCC, 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 on a nationwide basis. Buck has 25 years’ experience in healthcare, 17 of those in radiology. She is a nationally sought out speaker who 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.

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 is now 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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