Coding and Reimbursement Workshops

2015 Coding & Reimbursement Workshops for Otolaryngology

Enhance the business side of your clinical practice by attending the regional workshops conducted by Karen Zupko & Associates. The course sessions, two options on Friday and one on Saturday, are designed to help you with your business and administration skills, ICD-9 transition and ICD-10 concepts and structures, and ensure you are coding and documenting correctly.

Who should attend these courses:

  • Physicians
  • Practice administrators and managers
  • Coding and billing office staff

TEAM ATTENDANCE provides the most value because everyone on the team hears and sees what needs to change in the office process, in the coding assumptions and their role in making it happen.  

Friday Option 1:  Diagnosis Coding & Clinical Documentation Improvement

  • Differentiate major components of ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes.
  • Use ICD-10 chapters and codes pertinent to ENT.
  • Recognize key potential documentation deficiencies relative to ENT in ICD-10.
  • Implement two actions that you can take to prepare for ICD-10.

This activity will guide you through the ICD-10 transition from ICD-9 and the ICD-10 concepts and structures with the ability to translate key diagnoses to both coding languages.  It will also present an upgraded approach to clinical documentation and utilize this to look at gaps in real ENT visits versus case examples.

Friday Option 2:  Facts & Strategies for Implementing Change

  • Monitor practice financial vital signs; assess and address financial risks.
  • Improve the bottom line with a concentrated approach to patient responsibility collections,    which represent 82% of the average ENT practice’s revenue.
  • Evaluate the costs and purchasing schedules of practice technologies.
  • Identify and implement underused features in the technologies you’ve already bought.
  • Develop proactive compliance strategies for dealing with the impact of federal regulations on electronic messaging, social media, and smartphone usage.
  • Effectively manage the physicians’ online reputation and presence.
  • Motivate and mentor millennials and other employees to their peak potential.

The sweeping changes in healthcare require effective leadership, fact-based decision making, and strategic thinking.  This workshop will provide solutions for these complex practice challenges.

Saturday: Mastering Otolaryngology CPT Coding 2015

  • Improve the ability to choose E/M levels of service and code categories.
  • Know when to use the consultation E/M codes.
  • Determine when it is appropriate to bill both an E/M code and a minor procedure (e.g., flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy, nasal endoscopy) on the same day.
  • Use the AAO-HNSF practice management tools. These include Clinical Indicators, Position Statements, Template Appeal Letters, and CPT for ENT resources.
  • Bill using the correct provider number for audiology services to Medicare.
  • Understand Medicare’s supervision guidelines for billing allergy testing and immunotherapy services.
  • Correctly code using modifier 50 to optimize payment for commonly performed bilateral procedures.
  • Correctly code common ENT surgical procedures.

This activity will provide an overview of the evaluation and management of documentation and coding. It will specifically address audiology coding, common office procedures, ancillary service coding, and surgical coding procedures.

The Friday Diagnosis Coding & Clinical Documentation Improvement workshop and the Saturday Mastering Otolaryngology CPT Coding 2015 workshop are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for physicians.

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Workshop Dates and Locations 2015

February 20-21
Las Vegas, NV
Wynn Las Vegas

March 6-7
Orlando, FL
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

March 20-21
Costa Mesa, CA
Hilton Orange County