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Pay-Per-View: Go with the flow when coding EP exams

APCs Insider, December 7, 2007

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Electrophysiology (EP) exams can resemble a sixth grader's Frankenstein science project: They involve electrodes, electrical impulses, and special physicians who have training in cardiology and a highly technical branch of physiology that deals with electrical phenomena. In essence, physicians are trying to zap patients' hearts back to life.

Unfortunately, complex anatomy and procedure notes and difficult coding rules can make accurate EP coding a chore for HIM/coding staff.

Click here to read more about how to code EP exams. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the December issue via their online subscriptions.



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