General Surgery Coding and Reporting - Mastering the details.

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Prerecorded Event
Quita W. Edwards, RT (R), CPC, COSC, CPC-I, CPMA
60 Minutes
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Mastering the Details of General Surgery Coding and Reporting

General surgery can get complex when the physician reports postoperative complications, but you can untangle these difficult claims and take advantage of some ethical billing opportunities with expert advice. Presenter Quita W. Edwards, RT, CPC, COSC, CPMA, CPC-I, will give you all the tools you need to submit a picture perfect claim.

Do you know how to correctly apply modifiers? How about the best way to sequence your codes? These details can impact your reimbursement. Did you know you can expedite your payment with the electronic submissions? Here’s how to include the documentation details to bolster your claim. Documentation improvement can reduce the risk of “medical necessity” denials.

Here are the tools and benefits you’ll receive from this vital audio conference:

  • Frequently used CPT
  • Frequently used ICD -9-CM
  • Proposed ASC changes for general surgery procedures for 2013
  • Proposed RVU changes for 2013 for the top 15 general surgery codes compared 2012
  • Potential payment impact for the general surgery specialty for 2013
  • Illustrations: Anatomy reviewing anatomical landmarks to assist in correct code selection
  • Miscellaneous: Appendix — Frequently asked questions concerning general surgery coding the answers

This session will help you:

  • Avoid the “Great Mistakes” of General Surgery Coding
  • Highlight these incorrect diagnoses and co-morbidities that increase the risk and impact the clinical indication for surgery
  • Discover how anatomy controls code selection.
  • Review how the approach impacts code selection and take a step by step approach based on the surgical approach, anatomy, documentation, application of guidelines, and diagnoses
  • Use this case study example to learn how to correctly report the surgical services
  • Find out what lies in the future for General Surgery Coding (Overview of 2013 proposed changes for General Surgery) including:

    • How to effectively implement change to implement and /or compensate for potential loss or added
    • Expense as the result of the 2013 OPPS Proposed Rule and the MPFS Proposed Rule.

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend?
This workshop will be beneficial for all practice manages, facility managers, providers, billing staff, reimbursement staff, and auditors.

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Quita W.  Edwards, RT (R), CPC, COSC, CPC-I, CPMA, She has over 30 years experience in the Medical Industry. She was employed for 22 years with a multi-physician Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Center. She is now owner and CEO of Practice Dynamics, an independent billing company as well as CASE Contracting Services, where she is an independent contractor for consulting, auditing and educational services for physicians, their staff,  and professionals...   More Info
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