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Cardiac Diagnostic Testing Guidelines

Certified Instructor

Live and On Demand

1.5 CEU Credit

Learn more about Non Invasive Cardiac Testing and the reimbursement challenges. Do you review documentation requirements and Local Coverage at the payer level? Are you educating your physicians about Medical Necessity from the Insurance?

Let’s discuss each type of diagnostic test such as:

  • Echocardiogram
  • EKG
  • Stress test
  • Professional vs Technical Components

On Demand

Earn 1.5 CEUs AAPC or AHIMA

Course level: All Levels

Duration: 1 h

What Will I Learn?

  • Medical Necessity for Cardiac Diagnostic Tests
  • Analyzing Payer Policies
  • Correct Modifier Usage
  • Technical vs Professional Components

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Medical Necessity Indications
  • Documentation Requirements
  • How Modifier assignment effects Reimbursement
  • Examples of correct Coding
  • When to use "add on" Codes
  • Proper use of Moderate Conscious Sedation
  • Category III Codes
  • Understand Clinical Terminology to be effective


  • Operating System: Windows any version preferably above Windows Vista & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
  • Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
  • Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly

Target Audience

  • Office Managers
  • Clinic Managers
  • Hospital Director
  • Medical Software Developers
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Coding and Billing Trainee

About the instructor

Jennifer McNamara


I serve as the Director of Education and Coding for Oncospark. I bring impact and results with 20+ years of proven healthcare revenue cycle experience and effective instruction through Ozark Institute for 1000+ students. I have embraced the changes in the billing and coding space by embracing the movement to value based care and software deployment across specialties. I am committed to teaching others the intricate world of billing and coding and the future of the space. 

I started my Career in 2000 and have worked in many specialized areas of Coding including Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Podiatry and many more. My coding team provides Auditing, Consulting, RCM services, Credentialing and Compliance through our team of experts.

I am the host of the weekly podcast “Life as a Coder” discussing Health Information Management and how to succeed in the Business of Healthcare as well as tips for work life balance. It is available on many podcast stations and airs every Wednesday.

I have served as Education Officer for the Joplin MO AAPC Chapter previously and has written articles for AAPC Healthcare Business Monthly. I am a National public speaker and have been a past speaker at AAPC Healthcon as well as many specialty conferences and events both Virtually and In person including Decision Health for Orthopedics.


~ Heather Boliman

I absolutely loved the lay out with the pre-recorded sessions followed by the Zoom Q&A. I look forward to more info from you guys!

~ Carol Hodge

Speakers were excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Cardiac Testing Handout