ASPS Plastic Surgery Coding Workshop, Dallas
ASPS Coding Workshop, Dallas
April 19-20, 2013
Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square
Thank you to all attendees!
Designed specifically for plastic surgeons, office team members and coding specialists, ASPS Coding Workshops help you navigate the science of reimbursement. You’ll leave with improved confidence and a workbook that helps you avoid the coding pitfalls -- letting you focus on quality care.
The workshop features a full day of real life coding cases/scenarios. Topics covered include:
- Skin lesion procedures including injection, biopsy, shave and excision. Understand the neoplasm diagnosis codes.
- Adjacent tissue transfers
- Flaps and grafts
- Wound care and debridements
- Burn care
- Skin replacement surgery including skin substitutes and biologic implants
- NEW! Use of the pressure ulcer codes
- Body contouring: panniculectomy vs. abdominoplasty – what to bill insurance vs. what is cosmetic
- Nasal procedures – rhinoplasty, nasal valve stenosis repair, turbinates
- EXPANDED! Facial fractures
- Hand surgery – with and without vascular and nerve repairs, collagenase injections for Dupuytren’s contracture
- Breast reconstruction – extensive coverage including DIEP flaps
- Microsurgery and use of the operating microscope
- Medicare’s e-Prescribing and Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements and how your payments are affected
- Minimizing your risk of an audit: RAC, CERT, ZPIC, OIG
- Using modifiers to optimize revenue – 51 vs. 59, multiple procedures in a global period, co-surgeon vs. assistant surgeon
- E&M coding – don’t think this isn’t important because you are a surgical practice. Payers are auditing E&M even more in 2013. What it takes to bill a level 4 or 5, when to use the consultation codes (Medicare vs. CPT guidelines)
- Risks and rewards of an EMR
- The Science of Reimbursement: 5 common revenue mistakes made by plastic surgery practices and how to correct them
- Billing for non-physician providers – when you can bill “incident to” the physician and when you must bill “direct”
- ICD-10-CM is coming – understand the difference between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM and what you can do now to prepare
View the 2013 Coding Workshop PDF Brochure
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.