Coding for breast procedures can be tough – you don’t want to mistake a skin biopsy for a breast biopsy, or a superficial biopsy removal for a deep axillary node dissection. With all the codes and procedures in the book, it’s easy to get tripped up even with a solid knowledge of anatomy. Looking for some guidance?
Join expert speaker Jan Rasmussen as she provides specific key documentation points and details so you can quickly pull out the most relevant information for your coding needs.
This session will take you step-by-step through the most common breast procedures, outlining the differences between each so you’ll have a keener eye for detail. You’ll learn how to discern between procedures such as biopsy versus partial mastectomy, tips for billing for both a biopsy and breast removal at the same operative session, and understand the indications for internal mammary lymph node dissection. Rasmussen will provide documentation best practice examples to improve the quality of physician-coder communication.
After attending this audio event, you will be able to quickly implement your improved anatomy knowledge, efficiently document and code for breast procedures with key terms, and implement documentation best practices to support optimal reimbursement and eliminate audit risk for breast procedures.
This program will teach you how to:
Who Should Attend
Jan Rasmussen, PCS, ACS-GI, ACS-OB, is a healthcare consultant with more than 30 years of experience in physician billing, reimbursement and compliance. She is a former board member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). As a member of the AAPC, Rasmussen previously served on the AAPC Advisory Board as the liaison to the American Medical Association (AMA).
Jan was a board member and Regional Governor for... More Info
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