Walk through coding for nonvascular catheter-based drainage IR procedures
Providing instruction in coding for nonvascular catheter-based drainage procedures, this webcast will provide guidance for thoracentesis, paracentesis, fluid-collections, indwelling catheters, needle-based procedures, and sclerosing. With in-depth descriptions of the procedures themselves, the corresponding code choices and how those code choices may change based on how the procedure was performed, reinforced with examples, case studies and anatomic diagrams, you will walk away confident when coding for catheter-based drainage procedures. In addition will discuss two new C codes created by CMS for ASCs.
What’s on the agenda:
- Discussion of a wide range of catheter-based drainage procedures, including:
- Thoracentesis, paracentesis, fluid-collections, indwelling catheters, needle-based procedures and sclerosing
- Guidance: is it bundled or inclusive? Are you allowed to bill separately?
- Examples of different types of catheters/drainage devices and their use
- Discuss the new 2023 C codes along with who should and should not report them. Explain why they were created.
- Definitions of the anatomical areas affected by these codes and overviews of the procedures along with corresponding code choices
- Case examples and scenarios with an emphasis on the do’s and don’ts when coding for catheter-based drainage procedures with key phrases to look for in documentation
- Answers to frequently asked questions and, time permitting, answers to attendee questions
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Chelisa Clark, Healthcare Consultant, brings over 20 years’ experience in coding professional and outpatient facility services for evaluation and management (E&M), interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology, emergency room, ambulatory surgery center, outpatient treatment, and ancillary services including E&M and ICD-10-CM coding. She has taught AAPC education workshops on a variety of coding topics and has provided coding education for various physicians and providers; in addition, Chelisa holds certifications as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC), Certified Professional Coder- Instructor (CPC-I), Certified Professional Coder- Payer (CPC-P), and Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) from the AAPC (formerly American Academy of Professional Coders). She also has extensive experience with ICD-10-CM and HCC coding/auditing.
Chelisa’s past experience includes working for professional coding and consulting organizations, large healthcare corporations, and hospitals. She has given educational presentations on various coding and compliance topics at the local, regional, and national level to audiences of coding professionals, medical billers, healthcare managers and providers. Her considerable knowledge of official coding guidelines for both inpatient and outpatient physician/facility settings across diverse medical specialties including interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology, hospitalists (including Intensivists), various surgical specialties, and evaluation and management coding makes her an invaluable member of the Panacea Coding and Documentation team.