Epidural Update: Prepare for the Uniform Policy for Translaminar, Transforaminal, and Caudal Epidurals - On-Demand

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Epidural Update: Prepare for the Uniform Policy for Translaminar, Transforaminal, and Caudal Epidurals - On-Demand

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Epidural Update: Prepare for the Uniform Policy for Translaminar, Transforaminal, and Caudal Epidurals - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, October 21, 2021 

Presented by: Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, CHIAP

New utilization limits, new coding rules, and new imaging guidelines. These are just three of the changes that Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) plan to implement for diagnostic and therapeutic epidural blocks. That’s right: On top of the new uniform policy for facet joint interventions, pain management specialists who treat chronic pain are facing a new uniform policy for translaminar, transforaminal, and caudal epidurals. Members of the practice including coders, clinicians, and schedulers must understand what MACs are planning to prevent a wave of revenue-draining denials.

Note: This update does not apply to epidurals performed for postop pain management or labor.

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

  • Prepare for the new uniform policy and its impact on scheduling, documentation, and coding
  • Prevent errors that will trigger denials of translaminar, transforaminal, and caudal epidurals for the treatment of chronic pain
  • Use the 28 definitions in the policy to improve documentation and coding
  • Explain the different methods for epidural blocks 


Agenda

  • Epidural overview—anatomy and basic coding guidelines for translaminar, transforaminal, and caudal blocks
  • Uniform LCD and article, “Epidural Procedures for Pain Management”:
    • Frequency limits and procedure intervals
    • Steroid dosing limits
    • Imaging requirements
    • New definitions
    • Modifier -KX: when to use it and why
    • New covered ICD-10-CM codes
  • Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Coding managers
  • Billing managers
  • Compliance managers
  • Practice managers
  • Consultants

Meet the Speaker

Amy Turner

Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC, CHIAP, has a widespread background in clinical operations, revenue cycle, internal audits, risk management, and healthcare administration. 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.

Continuing Education

AAPC
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1  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: 10/20/22

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

Instructions

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Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: Access audio/video streaming from any browser on a computer, mobile, or tablet device

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. 

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