Interventional Radiology Coding Online Training Program

Cracking the IR Code: Mastering Interventional Radiology & Cardiology Coding Online Education

Struggling to learn interventional radiology coding?

If so, RadRx has the perfect solution for you – Cracking the IR Code: Mastering Interventional Radiology & Cardiology online training program. In this program interventional radiology coding expert Stacie Buck breaks down the complexities of interventional radiology coding in easy-to-understand terms so you can grasp this complex specialty. Through her course Stacie has assisted many coders with little or no interventional radiology coding experience in successfully passing the CIRCC exam on the first attempt. 

What are you waiting for??? It’s time to finally learn IR coding and even earn that specialty credential!


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You get a FREE copy of Cracking the IR Code: Your Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Interventional Radiology Coding when you register. ($299 value)Cracking the IR Code

Our comprehensive Interventional Radiology & Cardiology Coding online training program offers the following advantages over other programs:

  • Save time and money! No travel expenses and no time away from work and home.
  • Access to content for 1 year, allowing you ongoing access as you study for your exam.
  • Q & A support available during your 1 year enrollment period.
  • Incremental instruction supports maximized learning and retention.
  • Practice your skills with hundreds of coding scenarios and actual operative reports.

These modules are designed for those who have a strong desire to learn interventional radiology coding and/or to take their certification exam. They also serve as a great refresher for those who already have their specialty credential.

Participants earn 24 CE’s for AHIMA, AAPC & RCCB.

COURSE FEE is $1,999

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Interested in taking both the diagnostic and interventional radiology online courses?  Purchase them together and save!   

Here is what some of our customers have to say about the Mastering Interventional Radiology & Cardiology Online Course:

“I wanted to send you a review for your wonderful course! I had been trying to learn CIRCC coding from another reputable organization that was being paid for by my employer, but I was struggling. Learning by reading modules on a computer was not how I could learn, and I was becoming more and more frustrated. By chance I listened to a webinar by Stacie on selective catheterizations and suddenly it made sense! Then one day, after struggling again with the other modules, I talked to my husband with tears in my eyes saying I had to get “Cracking the IR Code” program by Stacie and RadRx, and I signed up that day. I couldn’t believe the difference! Her program is the best decision I ever made. Listening to her teach and work through everything made sense, it was like listening to a very knowledgeable friend teach you. The only tears I shed after that were happy tears when I passed the CIRCC test on the 1st try with a great score! I cannot recommend this course enough!” – Rochelle R.

“When I decided to further my coding knowledge and conquer IR coding I was searching for the best program to help me with this. On a recommendation from another RadRx course follower I went with RadRx Cracking the IR code. I am so happy I did. Stacie explains every module in terms you can understand. I also like how she explains and re-explains so that you are sure to remember. Her course is easy to follow but if you do have questions you can post then on the discussion link and she is very quick to respond. I took a year to go over the course and study before taking the CIRCC exam, which I passed. But this course can be done at your own pace making it convenient to you own schedule.” – Phoebe S.

“In 2018 I learned that our long time Vascular coder would be leaving our department for a promotion.  I also learned that I would be taking her role in coding these cases.  I was terrified of coding Vascular cases mostly because of selective catheterization and endovascular procedures.  I started looking for some educational courses and came across Cracking the IR Code by Stacie Buck.  I read all the reviews and joined her Facebook groups RadRx.  I watched the group posts and thought about taking the course for a long time, mostly because the cost was a lot for me at the time.  I finally broke down and decided I really needed to do this for me, and I knew it would be worth every penny.  I wanted to feel like I knew what I was doing when I was coding a provider’s case.  This course was better than I could have ever imagined.  The book that came with the course is loaded with great information.  The online courses and exams were phenomenal.  I felt like I was sitting in a classroom doing a live course and not just listening to a computer recorded class.  Stacie walks through the studies with you and gives you a great understanding of what you are learning.  She was always available for questions and has just been a great resource.  If you are thinking about taking this course and this is the work you do, I say go ahead and take the plunge.  You will not be sorry.  I sat for my CIRCC and was able to pass the exam and I have this course to thank for this.  I could not have done it without Cracking the IR Code.  I once read the best investment you can make is investing in yourself.  Truer words were never spoken.”  – Patty B. 

“Let me just say that you are never too old to learn.  I am 60 years old and I currently work for a cardiologist and love coding cardiology claims. I took a couple of Stacie’s webinars that were offered for free on YouTube and loved them.  Stacie is extremely knowledgeable and makes learning fun.  I had been wanting to take her course for a while and when she offered a black Friday special last year, I took it.  Stacie takes her time in explaining everything in ways that are so easy to understand.  The course is easy to follow and Stacie is always available to answer any questions you might have.  I took the CIRCC exam and passed on the first try.  If you are wanting to earn your CIRCC then I highly recommend Stacie’s course.  You will not be disappointed.  “-Lori D.  

“I give the online “Cracking the IR Code” course 5 stars hands down!! The recorded presentations, case studies, quick references and tests at the end of each module prepared me for my CIRCC and gave me such a better understanding of coding Interventional Radiology. I love the hardcopy book that also comes along with the program to keep on hand. IR is complicated with all the bundling of codes and Stacie makes it simple to understand and to remember. I am so very happy and over the moon to say I passed and received my CIRCC after completing Stacie’s program. I highly recommend this program!!” -Serena S.





“This course was so incredibly comprehensive and easy to understand. The book, presentations, and especially the printable quick references are worth every single penny.  I had no IR experience at all, and I was able to pass the CIRCC exam on the first try!! I highly recommend this course to anyone.” Megan J. 

“I love your IR course! It is just like being live in person with you — the recorded presentations coordinate with the book, doing the exercises and then going over the answer with you via presentation, and the Q&A forum — you have all angles covered. This is the best online course I’ve ever taken. Thank you.” – Jennifer K.

“It has taken me a week to calm down from excitement to sit down and write this. I cannot begin to express my sincerest gratitude to your program for what it has helped me accomplish. I am proud to say that I aced the CIRCC with a great score all in part to your program! I was able to instantly understand the logic of all the procedures with your guidance and thorough breakdown of them. I also like that you used repetition of the important parts to ingrain things in my head. Overall, I give Rad Rx five stars and am forever grateful that you created this program!!” – Kisha W.

“I passed my CIRCC the first time with the assistance of your wonderful class. The material and webinars are presented in a manner that brings it down to a level so it is understandable to all. It was a worthy investment of time and money, You are the BEST IR teacher ever! I look forward to taking more of your classes in the future.” – Colleen I.

“I had looked at other Interventional Radiology courses and didn’t think I could learn from them. I saw Stacie Buck at a conference and she broke the coding down so I could understand it. I ordered the Cracking the IR Code and took the course in 3 months. I took the CIRCC exam and passed it the first time!! This was the easiest way to learn this form of coding. I highly recommend this program!” – Denise W.

“Thanks a million. I could not have done this without all your help. Your course is fantastic. Three people from our office have taken it now. We all learned so much and all passed the test……The course is extremely comprehensive, yet you make it so easy to understand and grasp unlike other VIR courses I have taken in the past. Your book is so helpful I have ordered it in 2016, 2017, 2018 and will continue to use it as a great reference took in the office. If ever you need a reference, I would definitely give you and your products wonderful praises.” – Cheryl D.

“I completed Stacie’s course and I have to say, that this has to be THE best IR course/ seminar/program I have ever taken! Seriously, if you are interested in IR coding, this is THE course to take! Stacie has broken down each section into easy to understand terms, and gives quite a few examples during the audio portions too….I was sent to many seminars throughout the state, with experts in the field, and always left confused and really never learned much…no offense to the experts either! I think they were just trying to cram so much information into a 2 day course, that they had to go so fast. I was able to work at my own pace and could “rewind” Stacie’s video if needed. Again, I highly recommend this course to anyone willing to put in the time to do it!” – Rachel D.

“I passed the CIRCC exam on my first try. I credit a large part of my success to Stacie Buck’s online course and especially her book Cracking the IR Code.  They both give you all the information you need to learn IR coding. I would definitely recommend both the course and the book if you are looking to take the CIRCC exam.” – Dorothy C. 

“Hi Stacie, just wanted to let you know, I took my CIRCC  exam yesterday and got my results this morning. I passed. Yay me! I’ve only been coding for a year and 3 months. Having accomplished it in such a short time is miraculous to me since everyone would tell me it would take years and years to learn it. Thank you for being an awesome and amazing instructor.” – Jose F. 

Course FAQs

The course is designed to cover all procedures types for the CIRCC exam: catheterization coding, diagnostic angiography/venography, angioplasty, stent, atherectomy, embolization, thrombectomy, thrombolysis, infusion therapy, IVC filters, TIPS, venous organ blood sampling, transcatheter foreign body removal, dialysis circuit coding, central venous access devices, tunneled peritoneal catheters, endovascular repair, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, coronary stent, coronary atherectomy, coronary thrombectomy, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, facet joint injections, nerve blocks, epidural injections, epidurography, discography, myelography, lumbar puncture, urinary, gastrointestinal, biliary, biopsy, drainage, aspiration, sclerotherapy, ablation, arthrography.

No, only CPT® coding is covered in the course.

There are no required pre‐requisites, however; it is strongly recommended that enrollees have hands on coding experience in one or more areas as well as at least one core coding credential (CCS, CCS‐P, CPC, COC, CIC, etc.) Prior to registering enrollees should have knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology.

Until recently we only opened enrollment once or twice per year. To better serve potential customers, we decided to remove the specific enrollment deadlines, however, we are still limiting the number of enrollees we will allow in the course at any given time. The number of seats available will vary depending upon how many enrollees complete the course early and how much support current students require during the studies. We want to be sure that everyone who enrolls has the best experience possible and that we can provide them the time and attention needed to be successful in the course. It is best to plan ahead and register sooner rather than later to ensure that a seat is available for you.

Each module contains a section to post questions. Any questions about the course material should be posted in the Q & A forum and all responses will be provided there. If additional support is needed for better understanding the material, a group conference call can be requested.

No. The entire course is accessible online 24/7, however conference calls will be scheduled on an as needed basis for those enrollees requiring additional assistance. These live conference calls are always optional and participation is not required.

Time to complete the course will vary from enrollee to enrollee based on the level of knowledge and experience one has prior to the course as well as time available to devote to the course on a weekly basis. Some enrollees complete the course within 3‐4 months, others take the entire 12 months. We recommend pacing yourself to complete the course within 6 months, allowing yourself the additional 6 months to review and study the material particularly if you plan to take the CIRCC exam.

If for some reason you are unable to complete the course within the 12-month time frame, you can extend your access for an additional 6 months for a fee of $600 or for an additional year for $1,000. If it has been longer than 24 months since your last enrollment or extension date, you will need to pay the full fee to re-enroll and complete your studies.

The enrollment fee is $1,995. This includes access to 8 online modules and a copy of Cracking the IR Code (a $299 value) and Q & A support while enrolled. Please note that all course fees are non‐refundable.

All modules are updated as necessary each January. The modules with changes will be designated with “UPDATED 2024” so you will be able to easily identify those areas that have changed. Your course manual Cracking the IR Code is updated each December. An updated electronic copy of Cracking the IR Code will be made available to you. If you want an updated hard copy of the book, you will need to purchase the new book.

If you successfully complete all 8 modules, you will earn 24 CE credits. CE credits may be reported for AAPC, RCCB & AHIMA.

No. You must register for the CIRCC exam through AAPC.

There are other companies that offer face‐to‐face week-long training sessions for interventional radiology coding, however because of the complexity of IR coding, unless you have prior experience with IR coding, it is extremely difficult to absorb everything in 1 week. We have had several enrollees take the week-long classes from other vendors and said they felt lost, but finally grasped IR coding when taking our course. Our online course is comparable in price to these week-long courses without the additional travel expense and you have our support during the course.

You will see other companies offering online webinar packages covering similar material to our course at a lower price, but these webinars do not come with the ongoing Q & A support that is part of our course. Perhaps the most significant difference from these other webinars that are available is the hands-on practice you get during our course by working through coding scenarios and actual operative reports with detailed explanations.

We have many testimonials from past attendees about their experience with our course and would be happy to share them.

Please contact us info@radrx.com for group pricing. Group discounts begin at 3 attendees per company.

You will need a current year CPT® book. You have black and white vascular illustrations in your course manual for you to refer to, however if you want to purchase color coded vascular illustrations those will need to be purchased from the vendor of your choice if you do not already have them. Color coded drawings are not required, but you may prefer them.