Don’t Let These Top 10 Coding Pitfalls Thwart Your Claims

Leesa A. Israel BA, CPC, CUC, CEMC, CPPM, CMBS October 27, 2016

Thu, Oct 27, 2016
11 AM EDT
1 AAPC - Approved CEU

Are coding errors plaguing your claims and costing your practice money your providers deserve? Every dollar matters these days and your practice can’t afford to throw away a single dollar because of common, fixable, coding mistakes. Many coding errors are avoidable if you know what to look for. In just one hour, learn the top 10 pitfalls coders fall into and how to avoid them, so that you’re guaranteed to bring in more money and avoid costly, time-consuming denials.

 

Some bullet points:

  • Specificity is key when choosing a diagnosis code, but are you missing one essential dx coding tip that can make or break your claim? Find out in this webinar!
  • Modifiers give payers the additional information needed to get your claim paid, but if you choose the wrong one you might generate an automatic denial. Learn how to avoid this catch-22.
  • Undercoding is just as detrimental as overcoding - find out why.
  • If coders don’t have access to charts and op reports, you’re asking for denials and audits — uncover the hidden documentation clues that ensure proper coding.
  • If you’re not keeping up with ever-changing coding rules, your coding and, therefore, your reimbursement will suffer. Tackle this challenge by discovering what you need to stay up to date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who should attend:

  • Medical coders
  • Billers
  • Practice managers
  • Physicians

 

 

 

Earn 1 AAPC CEU for CPC®, COC™, CPMA®, CASCC™, CANPC™, CCC™, CCVTC™, CCPC™, CPCD™, CEDC™, CEMC™, CFPC™, CHONC™, CIMC™, COBGC™, COSC™, CENTC™, CPEDC™, CPRC™, CRHC™, CGIC™, CGSC™, CSFAC™, CUC™

 

Note: The AAPC CEU is available to all live webinar attendees. CEUs for archived webinars are available only to SuperCoder subscribers.

 

Speaker Bio:

 

Leesa A. Israel

BA, CPC, CUC, CEMC, CPPM, CMBS

 

Leesa specializes in medical coding and reimbursement for evaluation & management, urology and general surgery, as well as billing and collections policies and strategies for physician practices. Leesa is currently the director of SuperCoder.com, the online coding and healthcare resource division of The Coding Institute. Prior to this role, she was an executive editor in charge of editing and quality control of several Coding Institute publications and the Audit Manager for TCI’s Consulting & Revenue Cycle Solutions division. She wrote Urology Coding Alert for 10 years, as well as several other healthcare publications specialties such as neurosurgery, pulmonology, allergy, and ophthalmology. Leesa has consulted, and continues to consult, with clinical, coding, and billing experts throughout the U.S. She also presents on coding and billing issues at national events. Through AAPC, she is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), a Certified Urology Coder™ (CUC™), a Certified Evaluation & Management Coder (CEMC), and a Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM). Leesa is a member of the Medical Association of Billers (MAB) and is a Certified Medical Billing Specialist® (CMBS®). Leesa has a bachelor’s degree in communication/journalism from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. A real go getter, she has double-minors in English and economics.

 

CPC®, COC™, CPMA®, CASCC™, CANPC™, CCC™, CCVTC™, CCPC™, CPCD™, CEDC™, CEMC™, CFPC™, CHONC™, CIMC™, COBGC™, COSC™, CENTC™, CPEDC™, CPRC™, CRHC™, CGIC™, CGSC™, CSFAC™, CUC™ are registered trademarks and copyrights of AAPC.

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