Pain Management: Virtual Coding Summit - On-Demand

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Pain Management: Virtual Coding Summit is the online solution to your coding, billing, and compliance training needs. Join us for extended specialty-specific training on the new E/M office visit rules, an in-depth anatomy session, and all the need-to-know information for next year, such as the latest word on Medicare’s coverage of telehealth services, new rules and fees in the 2021 final Physician Fee Schedule, and revised codes in the 2021 CPT® manual.

During the Pain Management: Virtual Coding Summit, you’ll receive access to great educational content—all from an easy-to-use conference platform, accessible via your computer or your mobile device!

You’ll have access to all educational sessions for 60 days.

Whether you work from home, a physician’s office, a billing office, or any other setting, this virtual training event will help you master the pain management coding process!

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the 2021 changes to coding rules
  • Analyze how E/M office visits will be impacted by the new rules
  • Discuss ways to improve coding compliance
  • Examine strategies to prevent and combat denials
  • Identify added, revised, and deleted procedure codes for 2021

Pain Management: Virtual Coding Summit

Day 1

Session 1
Prepare for the E/M Update in Two Hours
Effective January 1, 2021, you’ll have a new system for reporting E/M office visits that will apply to private payers and Medicare. This two-hour session will show you how to prepare your pain management practice for the first major change to E/M coding in 20 years. You’ll get specialty-specific guidance on the new requirements for both types of code selection—medical decision-making and time-based—and when to use add-on codes. The session will end with a hands-on module that will show you what it takes to document and code office visits under the new guidelines so you can train clinical and coding staff to produce compliant charts and claims.

Note: Changes to prolonged services will be covered in Session 2.

Session 2
Prepare for the E/M Update in Two Hours (cont.)

With Doris Branker

Session 3
Body of Work: Incorporate Anatomical Knowledge Into Your Coding
Pain management specialists treat several organ systems. Coders must be familiar with those systems, complete with confusing terminology, to clear claims and receive accurate reimbursement. This session, led by a registered nurse, will show you how to connect the systems and structures in the note to the correct diagnosis and procedure codes.

Session 4
Update on Lower Spine Blocks
Review the latest rules for nerve blocks and denervations that address the lower spine. Combine the knowledge you gained during the anatomy session with operative notes to determine the difference between a paravertebral facet joint block, a block of the nerves innervating the SI joint, and an SI joint block. Bonus: Find out how to code transforaminal blocks performed with ultrasound in 2021.

Session 5
With Amy Turner

Day 2

Session 1
Prolonged Services for Pain Management Practices
Prepare for changes to the prolonged services section of the CPT manual so your practice receives the additional revenue it is due when treating clinicians or clinical staff spend extra time on patient care.

Session 2
Take Pain From the Top: Head and Neck Pain
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, headache is the most common form of pain. When a patient has a headache disorder such as migraine, a doctor’s expertise may be needed to provide relief. During this session, you’ll learn how to code treatments for headaches and neck pain. The session will also cover diagnosis coding for these conditions, including new codes for headache and hypotension.

With Brenda Edwards

Session 3
Extra! Extra! This Just In on CM!
With almost 450 diagnosis code additions impacting almost every chapter in ICD-10-CM, there’s something for everyone in this can’t-miss session about the new additions that took effect on October 1. Learn the new codes, and even more importantly, uncover clinical information about the conditions they describe. Shannon McCall will help you understand the changes that most impact your practice so you can ensure appropriate code assignment and reimbursement. 

Session 4
Protect Your Pain Management Practice From Current Fraud Risks
Vicki Myckowiak, Esq.
This session will use recent government actions against pain management practices to alert you to the latest compliance risks for the practice, the clinicians, and the coders. You’ll gain up-to-the-minute tips to make sure your compliance plan protects everyone from those risks.

With Vicki Myckowiak and Shannon McCall

Session 5
Demo of SelectCoder (including updated E/M auditing tool)

Day 3

Session 1
Efficient Denials Management for Pain Management Practices
Devona Slater
Giving up when you get a denial may mean giving up on money your practice is due. That’s the one thing you can’t afford to do, but finding the time to work denials can be a challenge. This session will show you how to efficiently track and tame your denials.

Session 2
A Curated Review of Official Coding Guidance for Pain Management
Judi Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM, ICDCT-CM
Get the latest information from CPT Assistant®AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM/PCS, and AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS. Bring your knowledge and your coding up to date with a review of procedure and diagnosis code articles from 2019 and 2020 that have been curated for pain management practices.

With Devona Slater and Judi Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM, ICDCT-CM

Session 3
Invasive Pain Procedures
This session will take you through charts for a variety of invasive pain management techniques, including neurostimulator implants and treatments such as Superion® and mild®. At the end of the session, you’ll try your hand at decoding some charts to solidify your knowledge.

Session 4
Telehealth for Pain Management: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?
Telehealth has become a literal lifeline for patients and practices during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Tune in to this session for the current information on telehealth services that your pain management practice needs to know, including when you can expect the rules to return to normal.

Session 5
Q&A Session/Conference Recap
Join Amy Turner for a live Q&A, plus review highlights from each day of the conference and share your favorite moments.

— Agenda subject to change —

Pain Management: Virtual Coding Summit


Judi Blaszczyk   Judi Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM, compliance auditor and education specialist, Auditing for Compliance and Education
Judi Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM, is compliance auditor and education specialist at Auditing for Compliance and Education. She has 18 years of experience as a registered nurse working in an acute care hospital setting. This background provides invaluable insight into the clinical aspects of medical coding and documentation as well as experience interacting with physicians and other clinicians. In addition to her clinical background, she has 24 years of experience in medical coding and billing with a specialization in anesthesia and pain management. She received her CPC from the American Association of Professional Coders in 1999 and her Advanced Coding Specialist-Pain Management Certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding in 2006. She is a frequent speaker at DecisionHealth events.
Doris Branker   Doris Branker, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CIRCC, CANPC, CEMC
President, DB Healthcare Consulting and Education
Doris Branker is a nationally recognized educator, coding expert, and practice management consultant, as well as an approved educator and PMCC licensed instructor with AAPC. Her areas of expertise include medical coding, compliance, auditing, billing, and collections management. She holds specialty certifications in E/M, interventional radiology, and cardiovascular coding. She regularly speaks at webinars and in-person training events. Her practice management consulting firm also offers medical coding preparation camps.
Brenda Edwards Brenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CPMS, CMRS, CMCS
Director of Auditing, Crossroads Health Resources
Brenda Edwards has been involved in the healthcare arena for more than 30 years with experience in chart audits, coding and billing, education, consulting, practice management, and compliance. She has worked closely with practices, providers, and residency programs to ensure documentation is compliant and accurate. Edwards has written many articles for national publications and associations, including Healthcare Business Monthly, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and BC Advantage. Her humorous and engaging presentation style has made her a conference favorite at both national and regional conferences.
Shannon McCall Shannon McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, CCDS-O
Director of HIM and Coding, HCPro, a Simplify Compliance Brand
Shannon serves as the director over all of the Certified Coder Boot Camp® programs with HCPro. She is the developer of the Certified Coder Boot Camp® – Inpatient Version and the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp®. Most recently she worked in collaboration with the CDI team to develop the Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding Boot Camp®. As a consultant for HCPro, Shannon works with hospitals, medical practices and other healthcare providers on a wide range of coding-related issues with a particular focus on education, coding reviews and audits.
Vicki Myckowiak Vicki Myckowiak, Esq.
Founding Partner, Myckowiak Associates, P.C.
Vicki Myckowiak focuses her practice on representing anesthesia and chronic pain groups on issues such as compliance programs, fraud and abuse investigations, reimbursement, third-party payer audits, coverage issues, and contacts. She has helped implement compliance programs for dozens of chronic pain practices and billing companies across the country.
Devona Slater Devona Slater
President and Senior Compliance Auditor, Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc.
Devona Slater is a nationally recognized consultant, speaker, and author. As president and compliance auditor of Auditing for Compliance and Education, Inc. (ACE), she helps anesthesia and pain management practices improve compliance efforts, billing processes, and productivity. Her areas of expertise include anesthesia and pain management billing, coding, compliance, and operations assessment. With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare management, the breadth and scope of her knowledge has made her a strong ally to physicians and the personnel that support them. Her consulting career has taken her to 49 states to help numerous anesthesia and pain professionals with billing, coding, and compliance issues.
Amy Turner Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, CHIAP
Assistant Director, healthcare industry group, GlassRatner
Amy Turner has a widespread background in clinical operations, revenue cycle, internal audit, risk management, and healthcare administration. She is a registered nurse as well as a Certified Professional Coder, Certified Healthcare Compliance specialist, and Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professional. Turner has 21 years of pain management experience and uses her unique blend of clinical training, coding education, and revenue cycle knowledge with an overlay of regulatory compliance expertise to offer insights that speak to both clinicians and executives. Turner’s experience includes working in large and small private practices, at academic facilities, and with hospital-based physicians. She is responsible for proposing, budgeting, staffing, leading, and conducting various consulting engagements covering a wide spectrum of healthcare-related needs.

Pain Management: Virtual Coding Summit


Retail price: $399.00

Bundled Pricing Packages with other Virtual Coding Events:
(Anesthesia, Orthopedics, Pain Management)

  • Combine any 2 Virtual Events and pay: $499.00
  • Combine any 3 Virtual Events and pay: $599.00

Group pricing is as follows:

  • 4–10 attendees = each attendee receives 10% off retail price
  • 11–15 attendees = each attendee receives 15% off retail price
  • 16–20 attendees = each attendee receives 20% off retail price
  • 21 or more attendees = each attendee receives 25% off retail price

Pain Management: Virtual Coding Summit

Continuing Education

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 13.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

 Ability to claim credits for this webinar expires on: 11/30/2021 

This program has been approved for 13.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Ability to claim credits for this webinar expires on: 11/16/21

This program has been approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance for 9 CEU towards the maintenance of the ACS, SCP and CCP-P credentials.

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