Take the Billing Ache out of Post Operative Pain

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Joanne Mehmert, CPC, ACS-PM, CCCPM
Conference Date
Thu, Oct 29, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Don't let postoperative pain billing become your anesthesia nightmare.

Knowing when and how to bill for postoperative pain management can be an acute pain for billing staff. Moreover, with the increased scrutiny by Medicare as well as non-Medicare payers keeping the payments for pain services may become more challenging as third party payer audits escalate. Your pain relief is here. Join pain billing expert Joanne Mehmert, CPC, CCS-P for this 1-hour presentation where she will help you with your documentation and coding and billing for nerve blocks and injections for post operative pain provided by anesthesia providers. She will also take a close look at the use and billing of ultra sound guidance during the nerve blocks. Don't miss your chance to bill for pain - pain free.

Here's what you will learn:

  • The Medicare perspective – who provides post operative pain services?
  • Non-Medicare payers and the group’s signed agreement
  • Zoom in on how the 2009 changes to the codes for placement of continuous catheters (brachial plexus, sciatic, femoral) affect billing and payment.
  • Documentation you need for daily maintenance of continuous catheters.
  • Know the codes: ICD-9-CM for post operative pain services
  • “Other” acute pain services.
  • Billing hurdles for ultra-sound for postoperative nerve blocks.

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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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