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Most payers will not cover cosmetic scar revisions, so you should make sure the dermatologist establishes medical necessity for the procedure.

In many cases, patients with function-impeding scars present with scars around their eyes or mouth. For example, a patient with a basal cell carcinoma on the lip may have the dermatologist remove the carcinoma. The scar that forms as a result of that excision impedes the patient’s speech and eating, and therefore the dermatologist decides that the removal is medically necessary.

Attending audio conferences on the hottest dermatology topics can do more than simply ensure your coding accuracy and decrease denials — it can safeguard your payments. In this tough economy, every dollar counts. Get real-life solutions to your toughest coding challenges with dermatology audio conferences.

You’ll find dermatology training topics such as:

  • Auditing Surgical Operative Reports: Clinical Documentation and Compliance Challenges: Audit surgical operative reports and identify any possible compliance issues, as well as any possible lost revenue secondary to missed procedures or poor clinical documentation.
  • OIG Report: Pay Attention to E/M Levels, G Modifiers, and More, OIG Warns: The Office Inspector General (OIG) is hard at work, issuing a flurry of new testimony and decisions to guide healthcare practices. Here’s a look at a few of the decisions that may affect your dermatology practice.
  • ICD-10: Here’s What Dermatology Documentation Guidelines You Need to Know About When Your Diagnosis System Changes
  • And more!

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