Colorectal Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Module 1
 
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Colorectal Surgery Coding and Reimbursement

Coding for complex colorectal procedures? Scratching your head when trying to figure out which codes fit which procedures? You’re not alone. Colorectal coding requires knowledge of the anatomy involved, as well as specific terminology that describes the procedures performed.

For surgeons, the CPT code description may not be consistent with the clinical language you are accustomed to using (or what’s included in the code selection list from your EHR!). For coders, knowing how a colostomy is different than a coloproctoscopy, can be the difference between a correct code and an incorrect code, not to mention a difference in payment!

Whether you’re a coder or a surgeon, understanding the codes and the necessary documentation will facilitate accurate and optimal revenue and RVU calculations; essential if you are a surgeon compensated by RVU production.

Join KZA consultant Teri Romano, in a webinar designed specifically for improving coding and documentation of colorectal procedures. Presented in two interesting and information packed modules, the modules can be viewed as a set or alone depending on your individual coding education needs. Case scenarios are included in each module to guide the real-life application of codes to surgical procedures.

Module 1 will answer;

• When are two surgeons co -surgeon and when are they primary and assistant. Does specialty matter?
• What’s the difference between modifier 58 and 78 and how are they used in colorectal procedures
• How is moderate sedation documented?
• How is colonoscopy reported if the cecum is not visualized?
• Can more than one polyp removal be reported?

The module is 50 approxiamtely minutes long.

Cost:

Module 1 - $149