Health Information Management

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

APCs Insider, December 7, 2007

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to APCs Insider!

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.

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to APCs Insider!

    Briefings on APCs
  • Briefings on APCs

    Worried about the complexities of the new rules under OPPS and APCs? Briefings on APCs helps you understand the new rules...

  • HIM Briefings

    Guiding Health Information Management professionals through the continuously changing field of medical records and toward a...

  • Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies

    Submitting improper Medicare documentation can lead to denial of fees, payback, fines, and increased diligence from payers...

  • Briefings on HIPAA

    How can you minimize the impact of HIPAA? Subscribe to Briefings on HIPAA, your health information management resource for...

  • APCs Insider

    This HTML-based e-mail newsletter provides weekly tips and advice on the new ambulatory payment classifications regulations...

Most Popular