AHA Expert Advice: Coding for Advanced Cardiovascular Services: Impella and Heart Assist Devices



Ms. Leon-Chisen addresses the FY2018 changes for heart assist systems and Impella devices. Learn from her deep insight into coding for cardiac devices and the key changes hospitals need to be aware of as well as the most effective ways to get your top coding questions answered. 

Learning Objectives

  • How to navigate and improve technical coding skills
  • Gain tips to code more accurately to ensure full payment
  • Learn about practical examples of frequently asked questions from the American Hospital Association Central Office clearinghouse service
  • Benefit from real-life applications of classification rules and guidelines
  • Seek answers to questions regarding insertions and removals at different facilities and appropriate approach values
  • How to make sense of the new qualifier created for intraoperative use
  • Gain insight into the importance of coding changes in short-term use of external heart assist systems

Target Audience

  • Chiefs of Cardiology
  • Cardiologists and Interventional Cardiologists
  • Cardiology Service Line Directors
  • Cardiovascular Administrators
  • Hospital and Health System Administrators
  • Certified Inpatient Coders
  • Medical Coding Specialists


Nelly Leon-Chisen Nelly Leon-Chisen, RHIA
Director, Coding and Classification and Executive Editor of AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS and AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS
American Hospital Association