Top 7 Challenges in Spine and Pain Coding
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM CDT
Ambulatory surgery centers are on the front lines of the nation’s chronic spine and pain epidemic. The landscape for spine and pain coding can cause major anxiety for physicians and their billing departments. The challenges are both internal to the practice and external with the ever changing payer rules and regulations. The good news is that there are protocols and best practices to apply in order to minimize and often times eliminate costly mistakes. This webinar will dive into 7 major challenges for spine and pain coding, and will provide avenues to alleviate some of the “pain” faced by your surgery center.
In this webinar we will:
- Outline the 7 top challenges for spine and pain coding
- Explore ways to create more accurate documentation to minimize denials
- Recommend ways to educate the billing department regarding anatomy and medical necessity issues
- Discuss methods for improved communications between physicians and their coders