Coding, Billing and Documentation of Post-Operative Pain Management for Anesthesia

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Review NCCI Rules and Documentation Guidelines for Post-Operative Pain Management


Over the years, substantial changes have been made to Chapter 2 of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) section for postoperative pain management. If you’ve not kept your practice up-to-date, this session by expert speaker Kelly D. Dennis will provide an overview of when post op. pain services are separately billable and discuss the importance of your anesthesia practice documentation.

You will get various resource links, including block descriptions and anatomy, and post op. information from past and current NCCI in this session.

Session Highlights:

  • How to identify acute pain management services
  • Review NCCI rules and changes regarding postoperative pain management
  • Understand post-operative pain
    • Correct Coding initiatives
    • Relative Value Guides
  • Clarify new ICD-10 coding system
    • Descriptions and illustrations
    • Use of ultrasound
  • Understand how and when discontinuous time may apply
  • Review common and new types of post op. pain procedures
  • Know about ultrasound and other documentation requirements
  • Review post-operative pain visit requirements including E&M

Session Snapshots:

  • Post Op or “Acute” Pain
  • Relative Value Guide (RVG)
  • Documentation requirements
  • How is your documentation
  • Acute pain blocks
  • Acute pain ICD-10 codes
  • Various CPT® Codes
  • 59 Modifier
  • Deleted Codes
  • Written reports

Who should attend?

Anesthesia coders, billers, Physicians, CRNAs, Anesthesia assistants, Anesthesia administrators, Supervisors or Office managers.

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About Our Speaker

Kelly Dennis - Anesthesia Coding Expert

Kelly Dennis has over 34 years of experience in anesthesia coding and billing and speaks about anesthesia issues nationally. She has a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, is a certified coder and instructor through the American Academy of Professional Coders. Kelly is an Advanced Coding Specialist through the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and served as lead advisor for their anesthesia board. She is also a certified health...   More Info
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