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Earn 10 CEUs

Pain Management

Thursday, December 03 - Friday, December 04
Judith L. Blaszczyk

Judith L. Blaszczyk

RN, CPC, ACS-PM

Marvel J. Hammer

Marvel J. Hammer

RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO

Get In The Know: 2016 Pain Management Coding & Billing Updates

Presenter: Judith L. Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM , Marvel J. Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
Date and Time: December 3, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
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 Anesthesia and Pain Management Coder – CANPC™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)

Make sure you know and understand the changes in pain management coding and billing for 2016. You will learn the CPT® code changes as well as any other pertinent information you will need to hit the ground running in the new year! Bring any questions you have on the new codes, CPT® introductory comment changes, NCCI revisions, and any other billing updates.
Pain Management Diagnosis Coding: Where Are We?

Presenter: Marvel J. Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
Date and Time: December 3, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

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 Anesthesia and Pain Management Coder – CANPC™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)

How has your pain management practice fared with ICD-10-CM implementation? Are you getting denials for unspecified ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes? How are you reporting diagnoses for your workers’ compensation claims? This session will review the 2016 ICD-10-CM guidelines applicable to pain management practices to ensure you are compliantly reporting your providers’ diagnoses. Marvel will also go through some of the payer coverage policies, looking at potential ICD-9-CM coding crosswalk issues that can cause denials for your claims.
Place of Service and Billing for Drugs and Supplies

Presenter: Judith L. Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM
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 Anesthesia and Pain Management Coder – CANPC™Certified Family Practice Coder – CFPC™Certified General Surgery Coder – CGSC™Certified Internal Medicine Coder (CIMC™)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)

Place of service reporting is currently on the OIG Work Plan. Studies have shown that inaccurate reporting of the place of service has cost Medicare a great deal of money, so authorities are focusing on this billing element. Place of service impacts billing for drugs and supplies, so get the facts you need to know. Plus, are you ever confused when trying to calculate units for reporting medications? Does supply billing stymy you? Attend this informative session to gain an understanding of when it is appropriate to bill for drugs and supplies and how to correctly report these practice expenses.
Pain Management FAQs: Procedure Coding & Billing

Presenter: Judith L. Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM , Marvel J. Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
Date and Time: December 3, 3:00 pm to 5:00 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 Anesthesia and Pain Management Coder – CANPC™Certified Professional Compliance Officer - CPCO™Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®)Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)American Association of Nurse Practitioners (1 AAPC CEU = 1 AANP CME)

All pain coders have faced procedure reports that just don’t seem to have a specific code that fits. Join us for this session as Marvel and Judi review many of the procedures like this that they have encountered, and receive definitive answers to your questions. You’ll get supporting documentation so you can confidently defend your coding to your providers and the payers to whom you submit your claims.
Pain Management Procedure Modifiers: Use Them Correctly to Tell the Story and Transitioning from Volume to Value: How Will It Effect Your Pain Practice?

Presenter: Marvel J. Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
Date and Time: December 4, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
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 Anesthesia and Pain Management Coder – CANPC™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)

When you code for a pain management provider, choosing the proper modifier for the documented procedure can get tricky. But don’t worry! This surgical modifier session will unlock the secrets about the modifiers you should review for use in your pain management practice. Now, more than ever before, we’re seeing decreasing reimbursements and increased compliance scrutiny. You need every available tool to capture revenue and avoid inaccurate — or even fraudulent — pain management procedure billing. Modifiers can make all the difference, but only if you use them correctly. Inappropriate use of modifiers can put you at risk for compliance breaches and potential fines if an auditor knocks on your door. In this session, Marvel will unlock the secrets about whether to append a procedure modifier and if so, which one.
Take the Pain Out of Reporting Acute Pain Services

Presenter: Judith L. Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM
Date and Time: December 4, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
CEUs: 1

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 Anesthesia and Pain Management Coder – CANPC™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)

Postoperative pain services are under the microscope with payers increasingly questioning the necessity for a separate provider to manage and report these services. Come to this session to learn when it is appropriate to bill separately for postoperative pain blocks and the documentation that will support this care. New procedures have increased the scope of procedures used to treat postsurgical pain. You will learn the anatomy and coding for these new services. A full discussion will equip you to report postoperative pain procedures compliantly.