2016 Pain Management Coding & Billing Updates

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Prerecorded Event
Marvel J. Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
90 minutes
Product Description

 Coding Changes Are Here Again – Are You Ready?


The reason to keep up with medical coding and the changes in them is simple – it is the responsibility of the provider to report services correctly, and not doing so would risk denial, incorrect payment, or delays for billing and coding. The costs of dealing with non-compliance are increasing, with delays or denials in payment being a pressing concern. Those service providers that can stay ahead of the compliance curve reap the benefits, while those that do not often face crippling fines and costs. There is an opportuníty to ensure that you keep your reimbursement flowing in the New Year.

In this informative session, expert speaker Marvel J. Hammer will give you a 90-minute in-depth analysis of the areas of change in Pain Management Coding for 2016, such as the new codes and changed codes, potential changes to HCPCS and PQRS changes, and more. With a comprehensive review of the more complicated areas of changes to coding in Pain Management, you and your staff will be able to improve your effectiveness tremendously and reduce compliance worries and legal costs.

This is an opportunity for you to learn the nuts and bolts of CPT® coding, billing, and compliance for 2016.

Session Highlights:

  • Insights on pain management 2016 CPT® code changes – What's new, what's revised and what's gone?
  • Review of the potential 2016 HCPCS code changes – Understand Medicare’s plan for reporting presumptive and definitive drug testing in 2016
  • Learn about the 2016 PQRS changes – Don't be the last pain management practice to jump on the reporting bandwagon and be subject to multiple Medícare penalties in 2018.
  • Proposed rules for 2016 Medícare changes—Will you be able to separately bill for fluoroscopic image guidance with epídural injections in 2016? Find out!
  • Medícare and incident-to services proposals: Latest updates and fínal decision published in the Federal Register in November, 2015.
  • Review hot topics for pain management on the 2016 OIG Work Plan.

Session Agenda:

  • Find Medícare Coverage Policies with ICD-10-CM Codes specific to your State
  • CMS Clarifying ICD-10 Q&A
  • 2016 E/M Services
  • 2016 Instructions for the use of the CPT® Codebook
  • 2016 RVUs
  • 2016 Surgëry Codes: Nervous
  • Radiology, Pathology and Medicine Guidelines for 2016
  • CMS Transmittal 3292
  • 2016 CMS and Medícare CLFS Fínal Determinations
  • 2016 NCCI Manual

Who should attend

Pain Management Providers, Office Managers, Coders and Billers

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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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