2020 Vision: Set Your Sights on Acute and Chronic Pain Management Coding Changes

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2020 Vision: Set Your Sights on Acute and Chronic Pain Management Coding Changes

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2020 Vision: Set Your Sights on Acute and Chronic Pain Management Coding Changes

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Presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by: Doris Branker, CPC, CIRCC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CEMC President, DB Healthcare Consulting

Coming in 2020: More than 20 changes that will impact acute and chronic pain management practices. The next CPT® manual will include two new nerve block codes, two new denervation codes, revisions to 18 codes in the 64400–64450 code set, new codes for dry needling trigger points, and more.

Before January 1 arrives, prepare your practice for the way it will document, code, and report the new and revised services. The webinar will review the changes, including published guidance from the AMA and CMS. Come to this 60-minute presentation, held November 19, 1–2 p.m. Eastern, and get your questions answered with a live Q&A at the end of the session.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the requirements for documenting and reporting the new codes for nerve blocks and destructions
  • Identify the changes to somatic nerve injections and how those changes will impact coding
  • Discuss additional changes such as the new codes for dry needling and online E/M services

Agenda

  • Brief overview of 2019
    • High-impact changes for the current year
  • Revised nerve codes
    • Somatic nerve injections 64400–64450
      • What the changes mean for documentation, coding, and revenue
  • New nerve codes
    • Genicular
      • Blocks
      • Destruction
      • Sacroiliac joint nerves
        • Blocks
        • Destruction
      • AMA guidance
      • Medicare’s coverage decisions
  • More updates
    • Dry needling for trigger points
    • Online E/M services
    • Modifier -50 guidance
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Compliance officers
  • Physicians
  • Nonphysician practitioners

Meet the Speaker

Doris BrankerDoris Branker, CPC, CIRCC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CEMC, is president of DB Healthcare Consulting, a practice management consulting firm that also offers medical coding preparation camps. Doris is a nationally recognized educator, coding expert, and practice management consultant, as well as an approved educator and PMCC licensed instructor with the 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 is a frequent speaker at DecisionHealth’s in-person anesthesia and pain management conferences.

Continuing Education

Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC)

This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for CEU(s).

Instructions

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

CAN'T LISTEN LIVE? 
No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

PLEASE NOTE 
Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com if you have questions.