2013 Coding of Nerve Conduction Studies and Neurology Coding Updates

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Marvel J. Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
Conference Date
Tue, Mar 12, 2013
120 Minutes
Product Description

Join us for On Demand Webinar Series– “Coding of Nerve Conduction Studies in 2013” and “2013 Neurology Coding Updates” on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

1. Coding of Nerve Conduction Studies in 2013

Nerve conduction studies are a valuable clinical tool in the localization and diagnosis of many peripheral nerve conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic polyneuropathy, peripheral nerve entrapments, plexus injuries, etc.  Even though the new codes are based on the total number of tests performed, coders will still need to know what constitutes a single nerve conduction study in order to compliantly bill for their provider’s services. What if your physician documents that she performs both the orthodromic and antidromic testing?  Should you count those as separate tests? What is H-reflex testing?  Does that diagnostic testing remain separately billable in 2013?

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  • Electrodiagnostic testing coding & billing issues
  • EdX services: Global versus components
  • 2013 Medicine: Nerve conduction tests section guidelines.
  • Learn different components of the nervous system anatomy.
  • Motor NCS with and without F wave.
  • 2013 Medicare NCS allowable.
  • NCS Documentation- Specific nerves evaluated, sites of nerve stimulation, distance between stimulating & recording sites, conduction velocity, latency values, amplitude.

2. 2013 Neurology Coding Updates

Get up to speed with the coding changes for Neurology practices in 2013.  You should report these services correctly to avoid delays, denials, or incorrect payments for your claims.

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Key Highlights:

  • Find out the latest news on neurology 2013 CPT code changes – what's new, what's revised and what's gone!
  • Check out the important injection code changes that are finally published in the CPT Category III section.
  • Nerve Conduction Study Tests and guidelines
  • 2013 Medicine: Reporting of Intraoperative Neurophysiology, IOM, Autonomic Function Tests, Moderate (Conscious) Sedation services
  • 2013 E/M Services Guidelines: New and Established Patient, Complex Chronic Care Coordination (CCCC) Services,Transitional Care Management (TCM) Services.
  • 2013 sleep medicine codes and guidelines.
  • Medicare 2013 outpatient therapy caps.
  • Medicare 2013 therapy claims-based data collection
  • Key elements of Medicare e-Rx Incentive Program, Medicare PQRS Incentive Program, Medicare Transmittal 2437, Medicare Transmittal 442 / CR8105.

Who should attend? Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (physiatry), Family practice, General practice, Internal medicine, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery
Job titles: Coders, billers, office managers, front and/or back office staff, providers, Neurology providers; Neurology office staff and/or office managers; Coders and billers for neurology providers / practices.

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About Our Speaker

Marvel J. Hammer - Neurology Coding Expert

Marvel J Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO is an accomplished professional with considerable years of experience both in the business and medical fields. She is a coding, billing and compliance consultant and owner of MJH Consulting based in Denver, Colorado.

She provides medical coding and billing education, assistance with payer audits and performs compliance reviews for her clients. Marvel enjoys teaching providers and their...   More Info
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