Coding for Nerve Blocks

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Prerecorded Event
Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC
90 minutes
Product Description

Learn How to Code for Nerve Blocks and Ensure Maximum Reimbursement

Make no mistake: Coding for nerve blocks is a challenge even for season coders in your  pain management practice. Understanding how to accurately report chemodenervation with toxins for headache and spasticity disorders can be complex, given that you’ll have to account for both the number of injections and the injection sites.

Greater attention to detail and accurate documentation are crucial for both the coder and the provider performing theses service –especially if you want to recover your full, deserved reimbursement.

During this session, Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, will discuss when to use modifìers appropriately to ensure correct reimbursement on multi-level procedures versus bilateral procedures. She will also provide suggestions on proper counting of levels.

Session Highlights:

  • Chemodenervation for headache and spasmodic torticollis—why proper documentation/billing of medication administered is essential.
  • Insights on genicular nerve block and destruction.
  • Correctly counting the levels in facet/MBB block and destruction.
  • Transforaminal Epìdural Steroid/Selective nerve root block- bilateral versus multi-level coding.
  • Stellate ganglion and lumbar sympathetic blocks.
  • Trigger point injections—and the use of ultrasound guidance.
  • Intercostal nerve block versus paravertebral (TAP) block.

Session Outline:

  • Interlaminar ESI code changes
  • Medically unlikely edits
  • MUE denials
  • Drug wastage JW modifìer
  • Somatic nerve
  • Coding greater occipital nerve block
  • Greater occipital nerve vs. Lesser occipital nerve
  • United Healthcare occipital nerve block
  • Intercostal nerve block
  • Coding illioinguinal hypogastric nerve block
  • Other peripheral nerve
  • Genicular nerve block
  • Genicular radiofrequency ablation
  • Transforaminal epìdural steroìd injection
  • TF ESI vs SNRB
  • Coding TF ESI
  • Coding examples
  • Paravertebral spìnal nerves and branches
  • Billing information
  • Imaging guidance scenarios

Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office managers
  • Physicians in the pain management specialty

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About Our Speaker

Amy Turner

Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC has worked most of her career in the Pain Management field.  Her focus is on compliance and appropriate documentation.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of HealthCare Management from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.  Amy’s combination of clinical experience and coding & billing offers insights that speak well to both the clinician and the billing & coding expert.

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