Want to avoid denials in 2016? Make sure you stay on top of post-op blocks code changes.
For the second year in a row, CPT® has introduced new post-op pain block codes. With the new codes come new revenue opportunities, but coding these services remains a challenge for anesthesia practices. In fact, denials of common services such as femoral, sciatic and brachial plexus post-op blocks have risen 25% in just a one-year period.
Not only are there new codes to learn in 2016, but the introduction of ICD-10 has added another layer of complexity to coding these services. Now more than ever, practices need to ensure correct coding to avoid denials, protect productivity and get fully paid for services.
This 60-minute training will ensure your practice is ready for 2016 post-op blocks code changes. You will:
- Get detailed guidance to code new paravertebral post-op pain blocks correctly
- Speed your post-op block claims process by discovering the secret to the elusive documentation of the surgeon’s request, plus tips for eliminating documentation errors
- Learn how proper documentation and coding is the key to preventing lost revenue for follow-up visits
- Avoid front-end denials by exploring the ICD-10 codes you need to report with these services to ensure clean claims the first time
- Review the rules for other common services such as brachial plexus, epidurals, femorals and sciatic blocks
Approved for 1 AAPC or BMSC CEU
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