Esophageal Dilation Coding Techniques That Get You Paid

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Carol Pohlig, BSN, RN, CPC, ACS
Conference Date
Wed, Feb 25, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

A lot goes into reporting esophageal dilations -- do you have all the pieces of the puzzle to get paid?

Error-proof esophageal coding requires a solid understanding of dilation procedures and the nuances of medical necessity.

In just one hour, certified gastroenterology coder Carol Pohlig will teach you everything you need to know about esophageal dilation coding: from the reasons for the dilations to the techniques and their CPT codes.

What you’ll learn:

  • Distinguish each dilation method -- know the clues to look for in the physician's note.
  • Clinical essentials for coders: possible causes of esophageal stricture that should be noted in the documentation.
  • 43258 or 43453? Learn a simple way to tell which guided wire dilation to go with.
  • Must-know terminology: common dilator brands mentioned in physician documentation.
  • The requirements -- and problems -- associated with reporting fluoroscopic guidance.
  • The CPT codes associated with esophageal dilation -- make sure you know them all!

Who should attend? Coders, billers, practice managers, GI practice staff, compliance auditors and coding educators.

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About Our Speaker

Carol Pohlig - Hospital Coding  Expert

Carol Pohlig, BSN, RN, CPC, ACS, is a registered nurse who is employed as a senior coding & education specialist in the office of clinical documentation for Hospital of the University of PA's department of medicine. She is also an independent coding and compliance consultant. Pohlig works closely with physicians, NPPs and their staff to educate them in current documentation and reimbursement guidelines. She is a Certified Professional Coder and...   More Info
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