Coding with Heart

*** A great review course for 12 CEUs ***
2017 Edition  

A self-paced CD-based continuing education course
Also available in Cloud-CD™ format (more info)
Preapproved for 12.0 CEUs by AAPC for Core (CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM) and CCC specialty

“The Cloud-CD option is great! I get access right away so I can get started right away. That really helped the last time I was in a time crunch to submit CEUs. And it was great to save money with the lower price. Thank you!”
— M.K.., Indiana

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  • Physician coding and billing staff
  • Physician office managers
  • Clinic and hospital coding and billing staff
  • Medical billing companies
  • CPC and CPC-H certification holders fulfilling AAPC annual CEU requirements

Coding with Heart: CPT for Cardiology, a self-paced CD-based continuing education course from HealthcareBusinessOffice LLC, reviews in detail conventions of cardiology coding. This course includes cardiology coding, anatomy, physiology, and terminology involving the heart.

The in-depth material used in this course brings a new look into the human heart. The heart’s anatomy, physiology, and terminology are linked together with coding conventions to bring the coder a fresh new perspective on cardiology coding.

This course is available in the traditional CD-ROM media, or our exclusive Cloud-CD™ format. With Cloud-CD™ format, your computer won’t need a CD/DVD drive to run the course, but you will need access to the Internet. The image of the CD is stored “in the cloud”, so you can access course content using a browser on your system. Click here for more information on Cloud-CD.

Click here to see the brochure (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) on Coding with Heart, or continue reading below.
Click here to view sample slides from the course (also requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

The self-paced nature of the course allows you to work at your own pace. This is also an excellent way to satisfy the continuing education provision of the compliance plan of a physician practice or third party billing firm.

This course has been pre-approved for 12.0 Continuing Education Units from the AAPC for Core (CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPB, CPPM) and for the CCC specialty, and is eligible for 12 CEUs from AHIMA. So for a reasonable cost, you’ll be able to tune up your knowledge and fulfill a large portion of your annual CEU requirement toward both credentials if you have them!

Here’s a sampling of what Coding with Heart: CPT for Cardiology covers:

  • Section One – The Heart of It All
  • Chapter 1 – Tour of the Heart
    About the heart’s chambers, valves, functions of each side, layers.
  • Section Two – Cardiology Services
  • Chapter 2 – Ultrasound and Cardiography
    Types of ultrasound, cardiography including ECG/EKG documentation, echocardiograms, stress tests, Doppler echocardiography (including documentation), Holter monitoring.
  • Chapter 3 – Heart Attacks
    Types of heart attacks and the effects on the heart and the entire body.
  • Section Three – Invasive Services
  • Chapter 4 – Pacemakers
    Overview of pacemaker parts, how a pacemaker is placed and/or removed. Pulse generators, leads, and electrodes are also covered.
  • Chapter 5 – Defibrillators
    Defibrillator purpose and function; defibrillator vs. pacemaker. Coding conventions for implantation, removal, and replacement.
  • Chapter 6 – Other Services
    Repositioning of pacemakers, electrode replacement and repair, biventricular pacing, temporary pacemakers.
  • Chapter 7 – Cardiac Catheterization
    Right- and left-side catheterizations, imaging involved with cath services, and documentation. Also covers coronary angiography coding conventions.
  • Chapter 8 – Coronary Interventions
    Percutaneous coronary interventions, angioplasty, atherectomy, hierarchy of intervention codes, revascularization services and codes. Review major arteries and branches.
  • Section Four – Surgical Services
  • Chapter 9 – Valve Repair/Replacement
    Valvular heart disease, TAVR/TAVI services and codes, coding conventions of valve codes for aortic, mitral tricuspid, and pulmonary valves.
  • Chapter 10 – Grafting for Bypass
    Bypass procedure, review of coding and services for bypass grafting, when to report procurement codes.
  • Chapter 11 – Arterial-Venous Grafting
    Coding conventions, services for venous and arterial grafts.
  • Examples, case studies, practice questions, review quiz with immediate audio and visual feedback

To run Coding with Heart: CPT for Cardiology on your computer, if using the CD-ROM option, you must have a PC with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or later, and a CD-ROM drive. The Cloud-CD™ option is compatible with either an Apple Mac or a Windows PC. The course is completely self-contained on CD and nothing gets loaded onto your hard drive.

Click the desired button below to put your selection in the cart. Additional User Licenses can be added when you get to the cart.

buttonB1PRICE (CD-ROM): $395, plus S/H (NY State residents add 8.0% sales tax)
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button8Discounted CD-ROM price (25% savings!) for AAPC and AHIMA members: $298 plus S/H and applicable sales tax.

button5AAPC/AHIMA member price for Cloud-CD™ version (Internet access to course content): $258, no S/H, but NYS sales tax if applicable.

Additional users: For this course, we offer user licenses for additional users sharing the same CD-ROM or Cloud-CD, for $75 each additional user. Must be purchased at the same time as the CD. A great way for significant savings when multiple users can share the same CD.

Any questions, just call us toll free at 800-515-3235.