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Reimbursement Realities Session Abstracts


Understanding and Securing Coverage for New Cardiovascular Medical Technology
Friday March 15, 2002, 10:30 – 11:45 am
Speaker: Gordon B. Schatz, esq.
Sponsored by DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company

Learn the key principles of Medicare and Managed Care coverage for cardiovascular technologies. Mr. Schatz will describe how cardiovascular administrators can work with local Medicare carriers to advance recognition, understanding, coverage and payment for innovative cardiovascular devices and products.

Coding Strategies for Positive Revenue Generation: Electrophysiology Services
Friday March 15, 2002, 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Speaker: Joanne Groenewold
Sponsored by Medtronic USA, Inc.               

Electrophysiology has specifically been singled out as a major contributor to decreased financial performance for many cardiovascular programs across the country. This session will focus on the critical components of coding for electrophysiology procedures and the supporting documentation that must accompany what is being billed.

Coding Strategies for Positive Revenue Generation: Cath Lab Procedures
Saturday, March 16,  2002, 8:15 – 9:30 am
Speaker: Linda Young Hartwick
Sponsored by Guidant Corporation

Cardiac catheterization laboratories continue to be one of the primary revenue mainstays for cardiovascular programs. This session will focus on the critical components of coding for cardiac cath lab based procedures, coronary and peripheral, and the supporting documentation that must accompany what is being billed.

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