This session by Dorothy D. Steed CPC-H, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, CPMA, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, AHIMA ICD-10 Trainer will review common dermatology procedures. Many of these are office based, although some may require outpatient surgery. As the skin is the largest organ of the body, there are a various reasons governing why a provider may see the patient. The session will cover lesions – both benign & malignant and the documentation that is necessary to capture the highest degree of specificity. Often, missing & unclear details in the documentation result in potential loss of revenue. Going further, there will be discussions on certain co-existing conditions that may affect the management of the patient and why it is crucial to report these conditions as secondary codes.
Payers are looking for specificity in coding and documentation. If coding and documentation is weak, revenue is directly affected. The problem will be reviewed. Additionally, the session will review new and updated codes for 2015 as well as the new modifiers that will be used in lieu of modifier 59.
Plus, she will specifically review the following conditions:
Who should attend? Coders, billers, revenue cycle, physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, claims follow-up, managers
Dorothy D. Steed, CCS, CDIP, COC, CPCO, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, is an independent healthcare consultant and educator in Atlanta. She was a Medicare specialist for a large hospital system and a physician coding audit supervisor for another hospital system, with 40 years of experience in healthcare. Additionally, she is an instructor at a state technical college in...
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