2018 Peripheral and Cardiology Coder

More complete — and convenient — than ever!

For 2018, we’ve combined two of our popular coding resources into one convenient how-to guide! Now you get our Peripheral and Cardiology Coder book integrated with our Diagnostic Cardiology and Pulmonary Coding Guide. And it’s not just about saving you time, because this resource delivers proven instruction and insights from top cardiology experts.

New for 2018
  • Expanded guidance on non-invasive vascular/duplex diagnostic studies and cardiac stress tests
  • Updated EVAR information
  • Category III codes added for noninvasive estimated coronary FFR
  • Revisions of add-on instruction
  • Updated guidance for ABI
  • New codes for endovenous ablation treatment of incompetent veins, plus expanded guidance on EVAT
  • Additions, deletions, and revisions to CPT® codes


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Features and Benefits
  • Fully updated for 2018, including any new and revised codes, code descriptions, coding guidelines and payments
  • Step-by-step through coding for diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization and diagnostic, therapeutic interventional radiological (peripheral) procedures, as well as diagnostic cardiology, pulmonary and sleep study procedures
  • Easy to navigate — organized by types of procedures, and then by CPT code sequence
  • Covers code assignments by both hospital (technical) and physician (professional) entities
  • Each section includes:
    • Explanation of the procedure and how it’s performed
    • CPT/HCPCS and revenue codes, along with modifiers, where applicable
    • Coding guidelines and/or billing tips
    • Medicare payment tables (2018 RVUs and APCs)
  • Case studies to reinforce the appropriate CPT/HCPCS and ICD-10 code assignments
  • High-quality anatomical diagrams, providing a visual quick-reference guide to common procedures and code assignments
  • Special help with common areas of confusion and noncompliance, such as:
    • Using add-on codes for cardiac cath and coronary interventions
    • Billing for a diagnostic coronary angiogram in addition to an intervention
    • Coding for single vs. multiple-vessel coronary interventions
    • Use of HCPCS Level I CPT and HCPCS Level II modifiers
    • Documentation to support medical necessity and code assignments


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