July 19-20, 2013 – Hotel Sax, Chicago, IL
Co-Chair R. Dale Blasier, MD, FRCS(C) discusses the importance of attending the July Coding Course
R. Dale Blasier, MD, FRCS(C)
Little Rock, AR
William J. Sullivan, MD
NASS Coding Update will help you navigate the latest changes in coding, government regulations and payment policies to help you maximize your reimbursement, including general guidance and preparation for the transition to ICD-10 in 2014. This comprehensive course covers surgical and medical treatments, as well as radiological coding. Coding Update is essential for spine surgeons, medical/interventional spine physicians, and billing/coding specialists.
Course highlights include:
- Preparing for the transition to ICD-10
- Surgical, medical, and radiological coding
- Hands-on coding sessions
- Payer reimbursement rules
- Review government regulations and conflict of interest
- Nuances of evaluation and management
- Effective use of modifiers and add-ons
- Proper coding and contract negotiation techniques
- One-on-one faculty interaction
- Network with others in the same Medicare region
Upon completion of this course, participants should gain strategies to:
- Recognize new procedure codes for 2013 and their proper usage;
- State the importance of correct coding on practice reimbursement;
- Properly use and document evaluation and management and procedure codes;
- Use modifiers and add-ons effectively;
- Identify coding for injections and neurologic testing;
- Cite payer reimbursement rules;
- Review government regulations and conflict of interest..
The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
If you are a surgical or medical/interventional spine specialist and have a basic understanding of ICD-9, CPT-4 coding and RBRVS for reimbursement, this course is for you . While it is designed especially for physicians, office staff are encouraged to attend with or without a physician.