2013 Coding Update: the House of Cardiology Prepares You for Sweeping Changes in Cardiology Coding Coming in 2013
Recorded on November 28, 2012 (120 minutes)

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On November 28, SCAI, ACC, and HRS are coming together to host a webinar preparing you for the sweeping changes in cardiology coding coming in 2013.

Mark your office calendars now for a web-based educational program designed to prepare you and your billing staff for major changes coming to cardiology coding in 2013. In an effort to protect the valuations for your bread-and-butter procedures, the House of Cardiology had to initiate a complete restructuring of the codes and coding conventions for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and ablation procedures.

At this important webinar, you will learn directly from those who presented the codes and sat at the table during the CPT and RUC processes. Learn from nationally recognized experts Robert Piana, MD, FACC, Amit J. Shanker, MD, FHRS, Art Lee, MD, FSCAI, and Cliff Kavinsky, MD, PhD, FSCAI, how to code for these procedures using the new coding paradigms.

And don't miss this opportunity to hear from James Blankenship, MD, MACC, FSCAI, who serves as Cardiology's RUC Panel representative and will present our spotlight topic: "The RUC Process, the RUC Survey and the Benefits of Coalition Building." Dr. Blankenship will describe and take your questions about the impact of the RUC on you and your practice, why your participation in the process is essential, and how SCAI, ACC, and HRS band together and engage other in our efforts to protect the values for the services and procedures you provide to your patients.


James Blankenship, MD, MACC, FSCAI
Art Lee, MD, FSCAI

Cliff Kavinsky, MD, PhD, FSCAI

Robert Piana, MD, FACC

Amit J. Shanker, MD, FHRS


 Are you interested in learning about quality improvement in the cath lab in addition to education on coding? Then SCAI's Quality Improvement Toolkit (SCAI-QIT) is the ideal tool.

Designed to lead join the interventional and invasive cardiology community in tackling continuous quality improvement (CQI) in the cardiac cath lab, SCAI's Quality Improvement Toolkit
(SCAI QIT) features several tools - including a free on-demand webinar series - focused on:

  • Guidelines;
  • Peer review conferences;
  • National database participation;
  • Pre-procedure checklists;
  • Data collection; and
  • Inventory management

The beauty of SCAI QIT is that it is flexible and can be customized for each user. Even better, you will lead the way at your own institution, using its practical tools to document your strengths, identify opportunities for improvement, and prepare for government-mandated "Pay-for-Quality" initiatives. For additional information or to sign up as a Quality Champion please visit www.scai.org/QIT