ZHealth Consulting, like our Publishing counterpart, specializes in diagnostic and interventional cardiology (cardiology) coding and reimbursement. This specialty area involves diagnostic and interventional procedures as well as peripherals performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory and in electrophysiology (EP). This area has been bombarded with CPT coding updates and bundling edits; furthermore, the societies send out coding advice, sometimes in conflict with one another. This makes it difficult to maintain coding proficiency under Medicare guidelines.
Our physicians have an in-depth understanding of the scope of procedures performed and stay abreast of the current cardiology coding rules. This knowledge is used to perform coding audits, outsourced coding, and on-site education for cardiology.
Diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures are some of the highest reimbursed – and most audited – outpatient services. One incorrect code can result in significant lost revenue and/or compliance risk. Do not wait for a payer audit to discover you are being paid incorrectly – contact ZHealth for more information.