Navigate the World of ASC Coding & Billing in Orthopedics

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Annette Grady, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCS-P, OS
Conference Date
Wed, Feb 18, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Brush Up on the biggest ASC reimbursement changes in 20 years.

Last January, ambulatory surgical centers implemented the biggest coding and billing changes to hit ASCs in 20 years. ASC coders, billers and financial managers who don’t yet understand the new rule’s impact are likely losing a lot of money. And there is so much to learn.

Join veteran ASC coder Annette Grady, BS, CPC-Ortho, CPC-H, CPC-I, CPC-P, CCS-P, FCS, PCS, for an expert review of these codes and how to bill them. Annette will cover CPTs, HCPCS and ICD-9s, and also review some good ole’ evergreen ASC coding and billing basics.

Topics covered:

  • A roundup of coding changes for 2009. New codes, procedures that have been added to the ASC and procedures that have been changed back to the office setting.
  • Coverage 101: Review what an ASC can and can’t bill — and prevent denials before they happen.
  • Do you know your grouper? Get smart about your payment rates to ensure your reimbursement.
  • Avoid modifier mishaps: Let Annette make the muddy modifier waters crystal clear for you.
  • Imaging – where do you stand, and what codes do you use
  • Wave good-bye to your implant coding blues. Reimbursement opportunities will grow in 2009 -- if you know the ropes.
  • Myth: If it’s not covered, I can’t provide it. Find out how you can arrange for private payment.
  • Think you can’t code for lab services? Think again.
  • Review your documentation guidelines – how to support those needed modifiers and implants

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A.

Who should attend? Orthopedic coders and billers.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment. Scheduling conflict? No problem. This session is also available on CD.
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use.
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room.

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About Our Speaker

Annette Grady - Orthopedic Coding Expert

Annette Grady, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCS-P, OS, has over 30 years in Healthcare Coding and Reimbursement, she is the former Director of Reimbursement for a large orthopedic group and consultant for a large Midwestern consulting/CPA firm. She has proficiency in CPT, ICD-9CM and HCPCS coding for Orthopedics, ASCs, Spine, Plastic/Reconstructive, Hand and Family Practice.

Annette has performed many surgery and E/M chart review audits. She is a well known...   More Info
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