Key Strategies to Handle Orthopedic Code Denials

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Conference Date
Tue, Jul 24, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

80% of Denials Aren’t Disputed—Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Sometimes claims are processed and reimbursed seamlessly, but other times claim lines or entire claims are denied, leaving your practice’s records in a mess—and thousands of dollars outstanding. An estimated 80 percent of denials are never disputed, and that’s a huge mistake. Streamlining the denial process will increase your orthopedic office’s revenue and reduce headaches down the road.

Join billing expert Lynn Anderanin in this information-packed webinar as she shows you what to do when an orthopedic denial arrives in your office—and what you can do in the future to reduce their occurrence. Anderanin will walk you through the all the steps, from receiving to processing denials, so you can achieve positive outcomes instead of negative ones. The skills Anderanin presents are useful in any specialty, but she’ll make a special point to focus on denials common to orthopedics practices.

After attending this instructive session, you will understand the denial and remark codes that insurance companies use to deny your claims. Once you know why insurance carriers are denying something, you’ll then have the tools you need to effectively dispute denials and recoup payment. Anderanin will equip you with sample appeals letters, references useful for defeating denials, and helpful modifiers. Put an end to orthopedics claims denials today!

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover in this conference:

  • How to read denial and remark codes and understand what they mean
  • Know when billing a patient is the right thing to do
  • Tips on processing denials efficiently
  • Appeals letter samples for common orthopedic denials
  • Applying insurance carrier policies to your claims to avoid denials
  • References and modifiers that can be used to defeat denials
  • Important documentation to support your appeals
  • The difference between a denial and remark code

Session Agenda

  • Hierarchy of references
  • Common denials
  • Methods to capture denials
  • Denial report
  • Capturing
  • Trending
  • Reconciling

Who Should Attend:

  • Physicians
  • Billers
  • Coders
  • Collectors
  • Managers
  • Administrators
  • Physician assistants

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Lynn Anderanin - Orthopedic Guidelines Expert for ICD 10

Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the  Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics.  Lynn is currently a  workshop and audio presenter. She is a  former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served...   More Info
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