2010 Pain Management Coding Update

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Marvel J. Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
Conference Date
Thu, Dec 10, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Get prepared now for the CPT changes for 2010.

If keeping up with all upcoming CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS and RVU changes is about to put you under, take heart. Anesthesia reimbursement expert Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO, is here to tell you all you need to know -- and only what you need to know -- to keep your practice thriving in 2010. In just 60-minutes, she opens your eyes to new reimbursement opportunities -- plus all the new pitfalls you'll have to avoid.

Here's what you will learn:

  • Don’t be caught without the facts -  Find out all the essentials on the CPT coding changes for facet joint procedures coming in 2010
  • RVU changes in the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and how they will help -- or hurt -- your practice for next year.
  • The ICD-9 changes you must know to make sure you keep your medical necessity at the top of its game.
  • Streamline your ICD-9 External Cause coding efforts with a review of the new ICD-9 guidelines.
  • Get the scoop on the status of consultation E/M codes for Medicare – Are they in or are they out for 2010?
  • Check out potential HCPCS code changes that may effect your pain management office practice in 2010
  • Be ahead of payer audits – What’s on the 2010 OIG Workplan that you should check into before you receive a payer request for records?
  • PLUS: A review of the 2009 NCCI pain management coding challenges and what to do to get those denials paid.

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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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