Documentation Requirements for Pain Management Procedures

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Judith L. Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM
Conference Date
Tue, Aug 02, 2011
60 Minutes
Product Description

Are you receiving denials for your practice’s pain procedures?

 With increased scrutiny of provider compliance and shrinking reimbursement from payers, it is crucial that providers’ documentation clearly indicate the procedures performed and the medical necessity for those services.

Are you confident that your pain management specialist’s documentation will survive an audit?  Is the record clear so that the coder can capture all services provided and no reimbursement is lost?

Get specific instructions for compliant documentation from expert, Judith L. Blaszczyk for commonly performed pain procedures.  Judith will discuss each part of the procedure note and provide proven techniques for coders to distinguish between compliant and non-compliant records.

Take a look at what’s covered:

  • How do payers define medical necessity?
  • Use diagnosis codes to prove medical necessity for pain procedures
  • What are the key elements in the body of the procedure note?
  • Review of signature requirements-Identifying signatures that meet or do not meet the requirements
  • In addition to diagnoses, what other factors may determine the medical necessity of a procedure? 

Who should attend? Physicians, non-physician providers, coders, practice administrators.

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About Our Speaker

Judith L. Blaszczyk - Anesthesia Billing Coding Expert

Judi L. Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM, brings 18 years of experience as a registered nurse working in an acute care hospital setting. This background provides invaluable insight into the clinical aspects of medical coding and documentation as well as experience interacting with physicians and other clinicians. In addition to her clinical background, Mrs. Blaszczyk has 20 years of experience in medical coding and billing with a specialization in anesthesia and...   More Info
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