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Coding & Reimbursement Solutions Fo r
Update on Bariatric Surgery & more
General Surgery Thursday, March 12, 2009 Noon to 1:30pm EST
9am - 10:30am PST, 10am - 11:30am MST, and 11am - 12:30pm CST
John F. Bishop, PA-C, CPC, MS, CWS
Are the Colonoscopy and Endoscopy procedures bundled back into Bariatrics?
Learn Advanced Surgery Coding Techniques Through Workable Examples!
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Bariatric procedures are a hot topic. We'll review the latest guidelines for proper reporting. We will review the latest Category III emerging technology codes. What are CMS's guidelines for Consultations? When is it proper to use -59 modifier for separate bariatric procedures? Visits & procedures during post operative period. How do we report them?
800-227-7888 23rd Year
1. Register by fax or mail. $229.00 per dial-in line. 2. You will receive a toll-free number via e-mail, prior to the day of the conference. Use this number to dial in 10 minutes before conference begins. 3. You will receive the audio seminar course materials via email, so you can follow along during the teleconference.
“One phone line per registration. Additional connections subject to additional registration fees.”
How the audio conference works:
HANDLE SPECIAL SURGERY SITUATIONS s There are only so many codes, but covers most procedures. We'll clarify & get the answers. s How to use unlisted codes with success. s Under adjustable gastric band techniques can we bill for subsequent band adjustments and/or injections? s Are you familiar with your LCD vs your NCD about bariatric surgery? (yes, it varies & is critical for your region) s Are your surgeons participating in PQRI? Should they? s When is a co-surgeon the assistant and the assistant the co-surgeon? (modifier -62 vs. -80) s We hear audits are increasing! Are we clearly documenting medical necessity and coding for the work we do? s Understanding the documentaion principles necessary to correctly report office procedures, diagnostic studies, and bariatric procedures.
About your seminar leader:
John F. Bishop, PA-C, CPC, MS, CWS is a Certified Professional Coder through the AAPC and has been an active Surgical Physician Assistant for the past 34 years. He is the President and CEO of Bishop & Associates, Inc., a surgical, medical and Coding/Reimbursement consulting company. He has become proficient in Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Trauma, Burns, Wound Management, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Podiatry, Dermatology, Ent, Allergy and the Emergency Department. John has also developed and published several Coding, Billing and Reimbursement manuals for Burns, Trauma, Wound Management and Plastic Surgery. Plus, he has contracted with several Universities and private, large multi-specialty groups as the Consultant Educator on Coding and Reimbursement. He has also been an active Wound Care consultant to several large Wound Care global companies, as well as, a certified Wound Specialist. Mr. Bishop is the past Director of Coding and an Adjunct Instructor in a couple coding programs in Florida. He is very involved in teaching many Coding and Reimbursement seminars for Surgeon and Physician groups nationwide. Mr. Bishop is also the immediate past president of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. John delivers an enjoyable, down to earth, real-life discussion on multi-specialties mixed with current case studies for your best results. John is a national presenter for AAPC, PAHCS, Decision Health, The Coding Institute and many other national groups.
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