August 8, 2019
Surgeons love the operating room, but in reality spend a lot of time seeing patients and performing procedures in the office. Accurate coding ensures proper revenue for these services. And while the documentation requirements for office E/M services may be changing, surgeons must still follow billing guidelines for critical care services, inpatient, observation, and emergency department visits. These are complicated by the fact that some E/M services can be billed separately and some are part of the payment for the global package.
This lightning speed course reviews common office procedure coding, including wound care coding. You’ll learn about the new CPT codes for fine needle aspiration biopsy, excisional biopsy, and inter-professional consult codes, and get an update on CMS coding policies for 2019. We’ll clarify coding for screening colonoscopy as well as how and when to use modifiers 33 and PT. You’ll learn how diagnosis coding establishes medical necessity for services. Plus, we’ll analyze medical policies and explain the importance of risk-adjusted diagnosis coding for surgical practices.
- Determine which pre-op and post-op services can be billed during the global period for a major or minor procedure.
- Assign E/M modifiers.
- Code office E/M services and procedures accurately.
- Select the correct diagnosis codes for screening and surveillance services.