|Date:||Thursday, September 27, 2012|
|Time:||12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Central Time|
|Presented by: ||Maxine Inman Collins, MBA, CPA, CMC, CMIS, CMOM|
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2012 offers some good news for healthcare providers furnishing
wound care services! Codes have been simplified and there is an
increase in RVU’s! Maxine Collins, MBA, CPA, CMC, CMIS, CMOM
will provide a summary of the changes in Active Wound Care
Management and Excision Debridement codes. Don’t miss this
important information on these changes in Wound Care coding that
may help your bottom line. Documentation is more important than
ever! Find out what is new in wound care treatment. Wound Care
Services are always being scrutinized. Learn about the new requirements
for proper documentation that would help your practice or
clinic withstand audit scrutiny.
Webinar objectives include the review of important information for your practices and clinic such as:
- Scenarios to show examples of the Active Wound Management
Codes – CPT 97602, 97597, 97598
- Review of the Excision Debridement codes 11042-11047 – including definitions and instructions on proper use and coding.
- Skin Replacement/Skin Substitute codes have been completely revamped in 2012 and this session will provide a complete analysis of the 24 codes that have been deleted, 6 codes that have been revised, and the 8 new codes in this section.
- Reimbursement – How to efficiently insure that your Practice receives the appropriate revenue for the wound care services provided.
- Determination of which codes can be billed together and which was stand alone
- Coding guidelines specific to Wound Care
- Proper use of Modifiers
- Overview of infectious disease categories and characteristics
- Review of CMS’s Revised Billing & Coding Guidelines effective 02/01/2012 concerning the Application of Bioengineered Skin Substitutes & Skin Grafting on Ulcers
- Review of CMS’s Documentation and Medical Necessity requirements
- Examples of acute wounds and their differences to chronic wounds
- Review of ICD-9 codes for accurate diagnosis coding for ulcers and other wound care conditions
- Tracking any underpayments or denials and how to use the information gathered from such analysis
Receive highlights from the OIG’s report on Medicare Payments for
Surgical Debridement Services with focus on what you need to know
about Compliance in 2012 and beyond.