IR & Cardiovascular

IR/CV Medical Coding Seminars: LIVE Presentation

ZHealth Publishing


Coding seminars focused exclusively on the coding of interventional radiology, cardiology, and electrophysiology procedures.

CEUs:  up to 38    up to 38 AHIMA    up to 37 AAPC

Interested in IR/CV medical coding seminars in a virtual format? Click here to learn about the upcoming seminars April 12-16, 2021.

Coding seminars focused exclusively on the coding of interventional radiology, cardiology, and electrophysiology procedures.

Earn up to 37 AAPC CEUs (all of which are CIRCC-approved by the AAPC), 31.5 ASRT CEUs, 38 AHIMA CEUs, and/or 27.5 RCCB CEUs.

Bonus!  Attend at least two full seminar days and receive a FREE eBook or a discounted hardcopy book ($100 off) from the current Dr. Z’s Medical Coding Series.

Upcoming dates:

  • Nashville, TN Medical Coding Seminar: July 12-16, 2021
  • Las Vegas, NV Medical Coding Seminar: December 6-10, 2021

Who should attend?

These live seminars are for hospital coders, HIM directors, physician office staff and coders, technologists, compliance officers, business office personnel, nurse auditors, physicians, and all others involved in the coding and billing process of these complex procedures.

ZHealth reviews procedures that occur in the interventional radiology (IR) suite, the cardiac catheterization laboratory, electrophysiology (EP) laboratory, operating room, endovascular suite, and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).

Which ZHealth Publishing medical coding seminar program is best for you?

There are five coding sessions – Choose any or all of them!

  • For medical professionals involved with non-vascular IR procedures, vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures, and cardiology procedures, ZHealth recommends attending all of the sessions.
  • For medical professionals newly involved with peripheral vascular coding, ZHealth recommends starting with “Coding Basics for Vascular Coding,” which provides an overview of general concepts and rules of vascular coding.
  • For medical professionals only involved in peripheral vascular diagnostic and interventional vascular coding, ZHealth recommends continuing with “Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding.” This applies to IR, peripherals in the cath lab, and endovascular surgery centers.
  • For medical professionals who only review cardiology, electrophysiology, and pacemaker/defibrillator procedures, ZHealth recommends “Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures.”
  • For medical professionals who perform a significant number of peripheral procedures in the catheterization lab, ZHealth recommends attending “Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding” as well.
  • For medical professionals who review all aspects of interventional radiology (including vascular and non-vascular procedures) but not involved in cardiology coding, ZHealth recommends attending “Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding” along with “Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology” and “Coding Basics for Vascular Coding” as needed.

There are five coding sessions – Choose any or all of them!

ICD-10 Coding for Interventional Radiology and Cardiology
Day/Time: Monday (8:00am – 4:15pm)
Price: $600
(CEUs: AAPC – 7.0, AHIMA – 7.0, RCCB – 7.0)
This one-day session provides a detailed introduction to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding for interventional radiology and cardiology, including hints and tips specific to each. Led by ICD-10 trainer Sara Wolf, BA, CCS, COC, CPMA (AAPC Approved ICD-10-CM Instructor).

Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Coding
Day/Time: Tuesday Morning (8:00am – 12:30pm)
Price: $325
(CEUs: AAPC – 4.0, AHIMA – 4.0, ASRT – 4.0, RCCB – 3.5)
This half-day session reviews anatomy and focuses on coding guidelines for non-vascular interventions. This includes (but is not limited to) the following: biliary, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, spinal, breast interventions, biopsies, drainages, and ablations.

Coding Basics for Vascular Coding
Day/Time: Tuesday Afternoon (1:00pm – 5:30pm)
Price: $325
(CEUs: AAPC – 4.5, AHIMA – 5.0, ASRT – 5.0, RCCB – 4.0)
This half-day session focuses on basic catheter selection coding. It is intended for newcomers but is also a good review for intermediate coders. This session is delivered at a relatively slow pace with opportunities for questions. Catheter placement coding today is integral to IR, endovascular, and cardiovascular procedures. Important concepts are covered, including: the concept of vascular families, the importance of variant anatomy, and selective vs. non-selective catheter placements. There is also a discussion of S&I codes that must be performed selectively and S&I codes that include catheter placements. Many examples are provided to facilitate learning.

Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding
Day/Time: Wednesday and Thursday (8:30am – 4:30pm)
Price: $1,300
(CEUs: AAPC – 15.0, AHIMA – 15.0, ASRT – 15.0, RCCB – 13.0)
This two-day session covers “best practices” for coding and billing vascular procedures for physicians and hospitals, along with common mistakes that reduce coding and billing accuracy rates. This is followed by a review of terminology, anatomy, and physiology pertinent to the vascular system. We focus on catheter placements and diagnostic angiography of the arterial, venous, portal, and pulmonary systems. Interventional procedures in the vascular system are reviewed, including: central venous access, IVC filter placement, foreign body retrieval, venous sampling, angioplasty, atherectomy, stent placement, stent graft placement, infusion therapy, embolization, thrombectomy, dialysis intervention, TIPS, and neurointerventional procedures.

Coding for Cardiovascular Procedures
Day/Time: Friday (8:00am – 3:00pm)
Price: $650
(CEUs: AAPC – 6.5, AHIMA – 7.0, ASRT – 7.5)
This one-day session is primarily a detailed discussion of diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology procedures, including the specific rules regarding the coding of: angiography, coronary arterial and cardiac chamber interventions, diagnostic and therapeutic electrophysiology procedures, and pacemaker and ICD procedures. We also briefly review peripheral vascular procedures that are performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory during or separate from a cardiac catheterization**. Lastly, we cover pediatric cardiac catheterization and interventions.

**Those involved with peripheral interventions in the cath lab should consider also attending “Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic and Interventional Coding” and/or “Coding Basics for Vascular Coding”, as peripheral vascular procedures performed in the cath lab are only briefly discussed in the cardiology session.

David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC, founder and President of ZHealth Publishing
As the primary author and editor of each ZHealth publication, “Dr. Z” works closely with vascular surgeon Dr. David Dunn, interventional cardiologist Dr. Don Crumbo, radiology coding expert Ruth Broek, and ICD-10 coding expert Sara Wolf.

Dr. Z practiced as an interventional radiologist for fourteen years and has over twenty-five years experience as a coding reviewer and coding expert. He is Board Certified in Radiology with the Certification of Added Qualification in Interventional Radiology (1995, 2005).

Dr. Z has functioned as an independent interventional radiology, vascular surgery, and cardiovascular coding consultant to a variety of physician groups and hospital providers across the country, and has served as an instructor in over 100 coding seminars. Dr. Z was also on the AAPC National Advisory Board from 2005-2009.

A graduate of Oregon State University and Oregon State Sciences University School of Medicine, Dr. Z completed his internship, radiology residency, and interventional radiology fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

David Dunn, MD, FACS, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC, Vice President of ZHealth Publishing
David Dunn oversees coding projects and manages ZHealth operations. He coauthors the Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Coding Reference and Cardothoracic Surgery Coding Reference from Dr. Z’s Medical Coding Series, and is a contributor to the Interventional Radiology Coding Reference and the Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiovascular Coding Reference.

Dr. Dunn also participates as an instructor for ZHealth Publishing in live seminars and the webinar series. Dr. Dunn served as President of the National Advisory Board for the AAPC from 2013-2015 and is certified by each of the three major coding certification organizations. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Dr. Dunn completed his MD at the University of Texas in San Antonio, his surgical residency at Scott & White in Temple, Texas, and his vascular surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He spent over ten years as a vascular surgeon in private practice.

Sara Wolf, BA, COC, CCS, CPMA, executive director of ZHealth
Wolf is involved in providing medical necessity audits, E/M reviews, ICD-10 coding, diagnosis-related group audits, revenue cycle process improvement for facilities, and live ICD-10 seminars. Wolf is an ICD-10 approved trainer for AAPC and AHIMA, and is the lead author of the ICD-10 Coding Companion for Interventional Radiology Coding Reference. Wolf is a member of the Murfreesboro, Tenn., local chapter.


Nashville, TN July 12-16, 2021

Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN

  • Call 1-615-889-1000 and ask for the ZHealth Publishing discounted room rate of $229 per night (plus fees; waterpark not included).
  • One night’s deposit plus tax (via credit card) may be required for all reservations.
  • The discounted rate is only available through June 14, 2021, so be sure to book your room today.

Las Vegas, NV December 6-10, 2021

The Wynn in Las Vegas, NV

  • To book your room call 1-702-770-7000 and ask to receive the ZHealth Publishing discounted room rate of $239 per night.
  • One night’s deposit plus tax (via credit card) is required for all reservations.
  • Cut-off date for this room rate is November 5, 2021.



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