Treating and Coding for Bariatric Patients... The Right Way

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Becky Rodrian, CPC, CBCS, MBS, CEMC
Conference Date
Tue, Sep 15, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Did you get a pre-approval for this surgery?

Bariatric surgery could be one of several different procedures. It could also be a combination of of procedures. It's not enough to just know the CPT codes (although they are important too). But, medical necessity for these procedures is often the more difficult hurdle to clear. In this 60-minute audio session, coding expert, Becky Zellmer, CPC, CBCS, MBS, will leave you with no doubts about bariatric surgery. From the anatomy to CPT codes to how to deal with medical necessity Becky will give you the tips and hints you need to get it right the first time and every time.

During this 60 minute session Becky will cover:

  • Insider secrets to Crack the Code: Diagnosis coding for bariatric surgery
  • Using CPT codes to cover all of the details.
  • Bariatric Anatomy 101: Learn what’s affected and what’s removed.
  • Insurance carrier requirements.
  • The controversial medical necessity question and pre-authorization.
  • A step by step process for getting insurance approval.
  • When to report additional procedures.
  • And more!

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

Who should attend? Supervisors, coders, medical billing, payment posters, pre-authorization staff, and compliance officers.

Your registration includes:

  • Flexible 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

Becky Rodrian - Radiology Coding Expert

Becky Rodrian (formerly Becky Zellmer), CPC, CBCS, MBS, has 16 years experience in coding, billing, auditing, reimbursement and collections. She has a diverse background, having performed duties in medical offices from patient care to collections. She has had the pleasure of auditing and educating physicians nationally. She is currently employed at SVA Healthcare Services as a Medical Billing and Coding Supervisor.

Becky has educated through teleconferences and national seminars...   More Info
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