Decipher Neck Dissection Vocabulary and Unlock the Correct Codes

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Jennifer Godreau, CPC, CPMA, COPC, CPEDC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Conference Date
Wed, May 27, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Don't miss out on maximum charge capture because you don't know the lingo.

Neck dissection - as complicated to code as it looks. Unfortunately, the vocabulary is just as complicated. Luckily, next time you're staring at an operative report that contains a neck dissection, you'll be armed with the knowledge you need to determine what CPT code - or combination of codes - to use.

Join coding expert Jen Godreau for this diagnostic look at dissection vocabulary. In this 1 hour audio conference, Jen will teach you the correct modifier to obtain staged dissection pay and bust myths that could land you with the wrong ICD-9 neoplasm diagnosis.

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Here's what you will learn:

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  • 3 Situations that allow separately billing RND/MRND.
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Who should attend? ENT and Plastics Coders, physicians, office managers, and educators who are performing, documenting, and/or auditing head and neck surgery cases

Your registration includes:

  • Flexible enrollment. Scheduling conflict? No problem. This session is also available on CD.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use.


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About Our Speaker

Jennifer Godreau - Medical Modifiers Coding Expert


Jen Godreau, CPC, CPMA, COPC, CPEDC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer specializes in medical coding, billing and compliance for pediatrics, ophthalmology, optometry, family practice and otolaryngology, including allergy and audiology. As vice president of programs for Eye Care Leaders and Visionaries, she brings best-of-industry eye care solutions to healthcare practices. Top industry thought leaders turn to her members-only Eye Care Visionaries program for advance practice management and leadership content, events...   More Info
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