Coding Epidurals: Interlaminar and Transforaminal Injections for Chronic Pain Patients

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Joanne Mehmert, CPC, ACS-PM, CCCPM
Conference Date
Mon, May 12, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

There’s more to an epidural than just the injection - Make sure you capture every service.

Epidurals are tricky procedures that require a great deal of skill. And if you’re not capturing everything you can when your physician provides this service for a chronic pain patient, your practice is losing out. And with Medicare and private payer cuts constantly looming, no medical office can afford to miss billing even one code.

In just 60 minutes, nationally known coding expert Joanne Mehmert, CPC, will tell you exactly what you can -- and can’t -- code when your physician performs an epidural. You’ll know precisely what to expect, no matter which payer you’re dealing with.

There’s more! Everyone in your practice -- from the providers to the office manager to the coders and billers -- can attend for the same low price. Plus, you’ll receive Joanne’s FREE handouts so that you can put her incredible ideas into practice right away.

Here's a sampling of what you’ll learn:

  • Does your physician have to use radiological imaging with the epidural? The answer isn’t a simple “yes” or “no.”
  • Continuous infusion vs. single injection: What the difference means to you.
  • Coding for bilateral transforaminal epidurals: Why modifiers aren’t always the right choice.
  • Medicare and private payer audits are on the rise ... here’s what they’re looking for.
  • You can report the drug supply separately. Joanne tells you where to start.
  • Are the rules different in the ASC? 2008 brings some changes that could affect you.
  • Don’t miss critical differences between Medicare and non-Medicare payers.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions from peers in the field.
  • Complementary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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About Our Speaker

Joanne Mehmert - Anesthesia Coding Expert

Joanne Mehmert, CPC, ACS-PM, CCCPM, has specialized in medical office management and reimbursement issues for more than 30 years. Her experience as both a Certified Operating Room Technician and a Certified Professional Coder let her “walk the walk” as well as talk the talk as she takes her compliance audits right into the operating suite! The value of this kind of perspective cannot be overstated. It is for this reason that...   More Info
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