2018 Coding & Billing Guidelines for Allergy Testing, Injections, Medications & Immunotherapy

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, COC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPCO, AAPC Fellow
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Learn to Correctly Document, Code, and Bill for Allergy Services


Allergy coding and billing should be a straightforward area; however, it is anything but straightforward. More and more providers are finding themselves in trouble with payers as a result of improper documentation, coding, and billing for allergy services.

Join this session, where Barbara J. Cobuzzi will explore how to make sure the documentation supports the coding and billing, and what red flags the practice needs to look for.

Session Highlights

This session will discuss:

  • What codes should you use for specific allergy testing
  • Whether controls are coded and billed
  • What the difference is between incremental allergy testing and SET allergy testing
  • How the preparation of allergy serum is coded and billed for Medicare and how does that differ for private insurance
  • What the difference between 95144 and 95165 is
  • What documentation is necessary for allergy testing and allergy desentization shots
  • What the supervision requirements for allergy operations within the practice are
  • Risk areas

Session Agenda

  • Supervision requirements for diagnostic testing
  • Allergy services
    • Diagnostic services, i.e. testing
    • Developing and mixing the immunotherapy serum custom to the patient as a result of the testing results, and
    • Therapy services, i.e. immunotherapy
  • Types of allergies
  • Allergy testing limitations – Aetna
  • Allergy immunization delivery
  • Allergy theoretical coding
  • Allergy code definitions

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Office managers
  • Billing managers
  • Nurse allergists
  • Physicians
  • Billers

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About Our Speaker

Barbara J. Cobuzzi - Healthcare Compliance Training Expert

Barbara J. Cobuzzi owns CRN Healthcare Solutions which provides value added provider consulting services. She holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from New York University. She holds certifications from the AAPC as a CPC (certified physician coder), COC (certified hospital outpatient coder), CPC-P (certified payer coder) a CPC-I (certified coding instructor) and a CPCO (certified professional compliance officer). She also holds...   More Info
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