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Essentials of Coding for Pain

Whether you are new to coding, your practice is beginning to see more chronic pain patients, or you want a refresher on coding for pain, this webcast will help you understand the basics of appropriate coding for chronic pain services. Appropriate coding for injections, including trigger point, joint, and spinal, will be reviewed. The importance of ICD codes and modifiers to the reimbursement process will be reviewed along with tips to avoid denials for multiple services. Clinical scenarios will be used to illustrate coding guidelines for everyday practice.

Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to
• Differentiate the CPT codes for commonly performed procedures and apply them to clinical practice
• Interpret and avoid medical necessity denials
• Associate modifiers to ensure appropriate reimbursement when multiple services are performed on the same day.
Intended Audience: Medical coders, physician office staff, billing staff, health records staff in pain clinics and practices
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