Overview: Every year coders have a great deal of information to absorb.Missing a coding update can increase or decrease your revenue.Many times, the changes can be minute and easily confused when quickly reviewing the codes on an annual basis. 2017 brought pain management new CPT codes for epidural injections.2018 further speaks to imaging guidance for these codes.CPT Assistant gives us new guidance regarding genicular nerve radio frequency.
Fluoroscopic guidance billing has changed for lumbar sympathetic blocks and stellate ganglion blocks. Moderate sedation can now be billed for some pain management procedures that this service was previously bundled into. New viscosupplementation codes were introduced this past year. As we all know these codes can be extremely confusing based on how to calculate the units appropriately.
We will discuss the most recent CPT changes as well as review past CPT updates to commonly performed pain management services. Likewise, we will discuss HCPCS codes and how to best find the medication we are looking for.
Why should you Attend: Each year the CPT and HCPCS resources are updated. Staying on top of these changes is so very important to your practice. Is your office up to date on the latest updates and specifics on pain management CPT and HCPCS codes. Why is it important to read the parenthetical notes? Why is it important to read the section guidelines? Are you full aware of the details for the CPT codes you submit. The details are important.You will gain insight into the specifics of what has recently changed and how this could impact your coding and your practice.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Recent CPT updates
Pain management updates from CPT Assistant
- Any Nursing Staff
• Any Nursing Staff