2017 Coding Updates for Ambulatory Surgical Centers

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Prerecorded Event
Melanie Maycock, CASC, CCA
60 minutes
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CMS Updates for ASC Procedures in 2017

Get to know the updates to ASC covered procedures from CMS in 2017 by joining this session by our expert speaker Melanie Abraham Maycock, CASC, CCA.

You will get a review of the CPT changes for 2017 and how they will affect codes used in billing for ASC procedures to ensure correct billing/coding of procedures performed in ASCs—procedures that are frequently miscoded. You will also learn the changes to descriptions for new bundled items. Stay out of trouble with Medicare by getting useful insights on ASC compliance pitfalls that you need to watch out for. Discuss changes policies that affect ASC coding and reimbursement. Also, understand what documentation is needed to support coding for these changes in policy and review any published third party carrier policy changes for ASCs.

Session Highlights:

  • 2017 CPT® code additions for ASC
  • 2017 CPT® code deletions for ASC
  • 2017 CPT® code revisions for ASC
  • The potential issues for your practice that can be caused by CPT® updates
  • Reviewing and coding operative notes using these changes
  • Tips on incorporating changes into your daily coding
  • Changes to descriptions for new bundled items
  • Avoiding ASC compliance pitfalls
  • Documentation requirements to support the changes in policies
  • Review published third-party carrier policy changes for ASCs

Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office managers
  • Physicians

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About Our Speaker

Melanie Maycock - Ambulatory Surgery Centre (ASC) Coding Expert

Melanie Maycock,CASC, CCA, has 15 years experience in ASC billing coding and contracting as well as 10 years experience in ASC consulting. Having worked on both the Free-standing ASC, Hospital Surgery Center and physician sides, her experience and knowledge can help providers when reporting the same procedures and help make ASC coding easier and more profitable.

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