Pain Management Coding 101 – Learn the Basics of Compliant Coding - On-Demand

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Pain Management Coding 101 – Learn the Basics of Compliant Coding - On-Demand

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Pain Management Coding 101 – Learn the Basics of Compliant Coding - On-Demand


Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Presented by:
Judith Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM
Vicki Myckowiak, Esq, 

Level of Program:

Pain management services are being targeted by government auditors like never before, and providers are paying the price—namely, hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and settlement fees. Accurately coding for medical procedures is confusing and dealing with changing regulations and guidelines makes the process even more cumbersome.

In this pain management coding primer, an attorney and expert pain management coder give you the information you need to reduce your compliance risk for these services and make sure you are billing and coding them correctly for appropriate reimbursement.

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

  • Understand the legal and governmental focus areas for pain management practices
  • Be familiar with the tools of the trade necessary for compliant pain management coding and billing
  • Obtain an overview of pain management procedure coding
  • Understand the importance of specific and accurate diagnosis coding
  • Be able to find, read, and understand a pain NCD/LCD


  • Learn the compliance focus areas for pain management and gain insight from recent cases
  • Find out the elements that must be present in the documentation to support pain management procedure claims
  • Understand how to recognize and prevent the most common pain management procedure coding errors
  • Ensure your claim is fully supported by following ICD-10-CM coding principles for pain management
  • Grasp the ins and outs of the National Correct Coding Initiative to avoid denials related to bundling
  • Make sure your pain management claims meet payers’ medical necessity requirements

Who Should Listen?

Coders, billers, and practice administrators

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Practice administrators

Meet the Speaker

Judith Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM

Judith Blaszczyk, RN, CPC, ACS-PM, has 19 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, Blaszczyk has more than 28 years of experience in medical coding and billing, specializing in anesthesia and pain management.

Vicki Myckowiak, Esq.

Vicki Myckowiak, Esq., focuses her practice on representing medical groups regarding issues such as compliance programs, fraud and abuse investigations, reimbursement, third-party payer audits, coverage issues, and contracts. She has helped implement compliance programs for dozens of practices and medical billing companies across the country. She is a popular speaker at events such as DecisionHealth’s Specialty Coding, Compliance, and Reimbursement Symposium.

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. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is also 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! 

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 if you have questions.

*This webcast is not included in the Loyal Listener Subscription, stay tuned for updates in 2019!