Colorectal Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Module 2
 
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Colorectal Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Module 2

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 coloproctostomy, 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 2 will answer;

  • What’s included in a colorectal surgery. What about an endoscope after the surgery to check the anastomoses? What about an omental flap?
  • How is a low pelvic anastomosis with a diverting ileostomy instead of a colostomy reported?
  • What does a hand-assisted procedure mean and how if it reported?
  • What differentiates a simple versus complex destruction of anal lesions ?
  • What's the difference between a fistula and fissure?

The module is approximately 50 minutes long.

Cost:
Module 2 - $149