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Earn 10 CEUs

Otolaryngology

Thursday, December 03 - Friday, December 04
Nancy Reading

Nancy Reading

RN, BS, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I

Barbara Cobuzzi

Barbara Cobuzzi

MBA, CPC, CENTC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC

Modifiers for Otolaryngology

Presenter: Barbara Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC
Date and Time: December 3, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Otolaryngology Coder – CENTC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

Modifiers are an integral part of CPT® coding. Many times the description of the services provided cannot be complete without the use of modifiers. Proper use will get the practice paid or enable payment on appeal. Improper use will cause compliance issues and potential losses in income. Modifiers affect not only compensation, but also affect compliant coding of services provided, so the physician, the coder, and the biller must understand how to use and document for modifiers to maintain coding and billing compliance. Otolarygology specific examples will be used in this class.
Medically Necessary Botox – Are You Getting Paid?

Presenter: Nancy Reading, RN, BS, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I
Date and Time: December 3, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Otolaryngology Coder – CENTC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®)Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)

There are reimbursable, medically necessary uses for Botox injections in the ENT office setting. In this session we will visit the appropriate documentation and coding for the administration of Botox. There are very specific nuances in making this a financial success for the medically necessary use of Botox. Issues addressed will include special scheduling of patient visits, correct Botox codes for the treatment at hand and the type of Botox administered, and electrophysiologic guidance. We will address appropriate billing for Botox wastage. The pathophysiology of the problems will be explored as well as defining how chemodenervation works.
Coding for Endoscopic Surgery Including Balloon Dilation

Presenter: Barbara Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC
Date and Time: December 3, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified Otolaryngology Coder – CENTC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)

This class will examine various coding scenarios when coding endoscopic surgery in otolaryngology for sinuses using traditional FESS as well as balloon dilation in both the office and in the OR. In this session, we will also examine other endoscopic surgeries and their coding when going into the throat, the larynx, and other ENT structures
Advanced Surgical Coding Workshop for Otolaryngology

Presenter: Barbara Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC , Nancy Reading, RN, BS, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I
Date and Time: December 3, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Amulatory Surgery Center Coder (CASCC™) CredentialCertified Otolaryngology Coder – CENTC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)

This class is dedicated to reviewing complex operative notes and coding them together so that we can get into the nitty gritty of coding more complex and challenging otolaryngology services. Bring your coding manuals and plan on diving into some challenging cases.
Coding for the Ear and Audiology

Presenter: Nancy Reading, RN, BS, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I
Date and Time: December 4, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
CEUs: 2

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Otolaryngology Coder – CENTC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®)Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

In this presentation, we will define audiology CPT® codes and discuss their appropriate use. The fundamentals of ICD-10-CM will also be covered. Tips will be provided on maximizing reimbursement through appropriate coding and billing. Special billing and coding scenarios and cases specific to the audiology practice will be reviewed, including cerumen management, vestibular assessement, and more.
Allergy Coding for Otolaryngology

Presenter: Barbara Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC
Date and Time: December 4, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)Certified Professional Coder-Payer (CPC-P®)Certified Family Practice Coder – CFPC™Certified Otolaryngology Coder – CENTC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Professional Biller (CPB™)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

Allergy coding is often challenging as it incorporates both diagnostic and therapeutic services for the patient. This class will look at these services, the differences between them, how to code for them, supervision rules, and reimbursement issues. Bring your allergy questions with you.