Ambulatory Surgery Center: Coding from the Operative Note

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Prerecorded Event
Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC
60 minutes
Product Description

Extracting Information from the Surgical/Operative Note for Correct CPT®, ICD-10 & HCPCS Coding

We will review operative/surgical notes to review necessary documentation needed to appropriately capture the CPT®, ICD-10 and HCPCS codes to report for correct payment. We will review some of the areas of the surgical note that can contribute to not properly capturing all information needed to code.

In this audio session, expert speaker Brenda Palmer-Chidester, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC, will provide tips on extracting the pertinent information as well as examples of real operative notes. She will discuss how to communicate to the physician when a note is lacking necessary information and provide examples of surgical audit tools.

This will be a hands-on coding session which will delve into extracting the information necessary for correct CPT® and ICD-10 coding of the surgical note. You will get to review the information needed to assign HCPCS codes for implants and drugs used in the ASC.

Learning Objectives

  • Key surgical terms
  • Anatomy of the surgical notes
  • How to pull out the key elements of the surgical note
  • CPT® and ICD-10 coding of surgical procedures
  • Coding for implants and supplies

Who should attend?

  • Physicians
  • Coders
  • Office managers
  • Billers

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About Our Speaker

Brenda Chidester - Coding Compliance Expert

Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC, has 19 years of coding and billing experience. Brenda is the principal of Palmer Coding Consultants. She provides auditing and education services to physician offices. She is the former Coding Compliance Manager for a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, a large multi-specialty group practice in Houston, Texas. She is an Approved PMCC Instructor, former AAPC Workshop Presenter, past president of her local AAPC chapter, and...   More Info
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