Successful Coding Strategies for Dialysis Access

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Prerecorded Event
Cheryl A. Schad, BA Ed, CPC, ACS-RA, PCS
Conference Date
Fri, Nov 20, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Don't let faulty coding for CVCs drain your reimbursement.

Coding for dialysis access can be a daunting task. But, if you think the key to vascular catheter coding is in the name of the catheter the physician used, think again.

The key to correct coding is knowing what to look for in the Op Report.

To polish your dialysis access coding skills join expert speaker Cheryl A. Schad, BA Ed, CPC, ACS-RA, PCS for this valuable 1-hour session.

You'll learn how to correctly identify the myriad of coding options for vascular access devices. Plus, you'll get valuable insight into exactly what your documentation needs to have -- and how to find every critical piece of information.

Here's what you will learn:

  • Get the concept of dialysis and how it works: the process, the procedures and the complications.
  • Surefire tips on coding for dialysis access procedures: AV fistulas and AV Grafts.
  • Correct coding for complications: replacements, and repairs of venous catheters and fistulas.
  • CVC access & device placement guidance facts. You don't want to miss these.
  • Now you have the placement coding down, make sure you have medical necessity.
  • Do you know the codes for dialysis graft declot? Cheryl has them for you.
  • There is a right and a wrong way to code for angioplasty for dialysis grafts - make sure you do it right.
  • Fibrin sheath removal… You can code for that.

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About Our Speaker

Cheryl A. Schad - Radiology Coding Expert

Cheryl A. Schad, BA Ed, CPC, ACS-RA, PCS, is a nationally-recognized Reimbursement Specialist and owner of Schad Medical Management, a physician reimbursement/compliance consulting firm that focuses on CPT and ICD-9 coding and Medicare Part B regulations.

Schad's personal area of expertise is diagnostic and interventional radiology. She has performed numerous workshops, seminars, and audio conferences for organizations including The Coding Institute, The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)...   More Info
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