Secrets to Surgical Pathology Coding Excellence

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, May 08, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

Audit action plan for surgical path reports.

2007 was a huge year for CPT revisions for surgical pathology procedures, and word is that many practices are getting denials and missing reimbursement opportunities because the changes have been too big for coders and billers to digest. It's time to bone up on surgical path codes so your practice can audit for compliance blunders and missed opportunities. Plus, a watertight understanding of key surgical path codes and guidelines will steer you to a more profitable 2008.

Join expert speaker Peggy Slagle, CPC, for this 1-hour teleconference where she'll tell you all you need to know about surgical pathology coding and billing. She'll tell you where most providers are getting it wrong so that you can troubleshoot on your own.

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

  • Your step-by-step road map to the opportunities and pitfalls in cytopathology and surgical pathology coding.
  • What you should be looking for when billing for multiple procedure codes: The answer may surprise you.
  • Anatomical pathology add-on code how-to's for special stains, immunohistochemistry, morphometric analysis, and more!
  • The ins and outs of coding a pathology consultation.
  • Where we are with medically unbelievable edits: Make sure you're protecting yourself!
  • How failure to use proper ICD-9 coding may be costing you -- and what you can do about it.
  • Crucial red flags to watch for when auditing surgical reports.
  • And much, much more!

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A!

Who should attend? Coders and billers who file surgical pathology claims.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary 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

Peggy Slagle - Pathology Compliance Coding Expert

Peggy Slagle, CPC has been working in the medical field, both in the hospital and clinic settings for most of her career. She is currently the Coding and Compliance Manager for the Department of Pathology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, as well as the department’s hospital based laboratory outreach serving clients from inside and outside of the United States. Peggy is currently a member of the...   More Info
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