Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: 5 Crucial Tactics to Get Correct Payment

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, COC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPCO, AAPC Fellow
Conference Date
Tue, Apr 21, 2009
90 Minutes
Product Description

Think coding and documenting endoscopic sinus surgery is pretty straight-forward? Think again.

Endoscopic sinus surgery is the bread-and-butter surgery for most otolaryngology practices. But unfortunately, many practices -- both small and large -- have a basic misunderstanding about how to code and document this surgery properly, according to recent audits. Don't let improper coding cheat your otolaryngology practice out of well-deserved reimbursement -- join our expert speaker Barbara Cobuzzi for this informative and eye-opening 90-minute audio seminar to get the proven advice that will get you the right payments.

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Here's what you will learn:

  • Learn what really supports medical necessity for endoscopic sinus surgery -- and what your documentation might be missing.
  • Key items to locate in the op note to support medical necessity for different endoscopic sinus surgery codes.
  • What you must document for stereotactic surgery and how to support medical necessity.
  • Discover the right way to code pre- and post-operative care.
  • Understand managed care rules, including precertification and ensure correct documentation to get the reimbursement you deserve.
  • 5 crucial factors to get your rightful payment -- and if you fall short on even one, you won't be able to fight for your reimbursement.
  • How CT scans affect justifying medical necessity.

Who should attend? Otolaryngology physicians, office administrators, managers and supervisors, coders, coding supervisors and managers, billers, billing managers and supervisors, and non-physician practitioners, as well as audiologists and allergists.

Your registration includes:

  • Flexible enrollment. Scheduling conflict? No problem. This session is also available on CD.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use.


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About Our Speaker

Barbara J. Cobuzzi - Healthcare Compliance Training Expert

Barbara J. Cobuzzi is Vice President of Stark Coding and Consulting LLC in Shrewsbury, NJ. She holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from New York University. She holds certifications from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a CPC (certified physician coder), COC (certified hospital outpatient coder), CPC-P (certified payer coder) CPC-I (certified coding instructor) and CPCO (certified professional compliance officer). She...   More Info
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