Coding & Reimbursement Documentation for Burn Injuries

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Dorothy D. Steed, CCS, CDIP, COC, CPCO, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS,
Conference Date
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Length
60 Minutes
Product Description

Common Burn Procedures and Documentation Gaps that Present Difficulty in Coding Accuracy

Burn patients are often clinically complex to manage. Depending on the extent of the burns, determining the correct diagnoses and services can provide challenges to the coder and biller. In this session, Dorothy D. Steed, will include selection of the correct diagnosis codes, determining total body surface area, late effects and complications. Additionally, she will review the most common procedures and documentation gaps that may present difficulty in coding accuracy.

Complete and clear documentation is the key to support the difficulty in management of the patient and directly affects the coder’s ability to capture the correct degree of specificity and level of care.  This session will include examples of surgical procedures, skin graft & preparation and rehabilitation processes that are necessary to support the healing process.

Topics covered in the session:

  • What are payers looking for in your documentation?  Why would your claim be delayed for additional information?
  • Understand differences in hospital coding and physician coding in burn patients.
  • Unclear about the total body surface area?  Learn why & when to query the physician
  • Residual effects, complications & co-morbidities
  • Types of grafts
  • Common therapy services for burn patients

 

Who should attend : Billers, Coders, Nurses, Physicians, Physical & Occupational Therapists, Practice Managers, Case Managers, Claims Management from:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Rehabilitation

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About Our Speaker

Dorothy D. Steed - Medical Coding and Billing Expert

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...   More Info
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