December 15, 2016
11:00am-12:30am CST
90 Minutes
Judith Blaszczyk has 18 years of experience as a registered nurse working in an acute care hospital setting. This background provides invaluable insight into the clinical aspects of medical coding and documentation as well as experience interacting with physicians and other clinicians.

In addition to her clinical background, Mrs. Blaszczyk has 26 years of experience in medical coding and billing with a specialization in anesthesia and pain management. She received her CPC from the American Association of Professional Coders in 1999 and her Advanced Coding Specialist-Pain Management Certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding in 2006.

For 18 years she was part of the management team for a large anesthesia and pain management billing company. This allowed her to work with practices of various sizes, scope of practice and geographical location. This experience has prepared her to meet the needs of the wide variety of clinical practices.
One of her passions is assisting providers and coders/billers in understanding and remaining current on the ever changing coding and billing regulations. She has provided on site education to clinicians and coding and billing staff. Mrs. Blaszczyk is also a nationally recognized speaker on compliance, coding and documentation related issues.

ASIPP Webinar on 2017 CPT Coding Changes 
Navigating the Curves in 2017 Pain Management Documentation and Coding

Join ASIPP for this informative webinar that will be your GPS as 2017 ushers in coding and regulatory changes for pain management practices.   Some long standing codes will be changing so you do not want to miss this opportunity to understand the impact these changes may have on your practice. There has been a complete rewrite of the epidural injection codes, a mainstay of almost all pain practices. Understanding the new codes is crucial in being prepared for the possible effect on your bottom line and to maintain compliant billing for these procedures.

No webinar about pain management coding changes would be complete without a discussion of the urine drug testing codes. It is probably not a surprise to anyone that we have another change in CPT codes for UDTs in 2017. We may finally have some d├ętente between CPT and CMS regarding proper reporting for undoubtedly the most scrutinized service performed by pain offices. Don't put your practice in the crosshairs by not remaining current on this ever changing element of medication management.

Sedation for pain procedures has long been under the microscope. The medical necessity for monitored anesthesia care versus moderate sedation for pain procedures has been the focus of almost all payer policies. For 2017, CPT has changed the moderate sedation codes and provided much more specific guidance on what elements must be performed to meet the requirements for billing these services. Tune into this webinar to learn how to clearly document and code moderate sedation as now described for 2017.

The speaker will also discuss new codes for physical therapy and endoscopic spinal decompression. Learn how assisting CMS in their focus on modifier 25 reporting and their analysis of services provided in global periods may require extra effort beginning in 2017. See if you are among those impacted by this requirement.   Be sure to join ASIPP and your peers for this educational session and walk away feeling confident that you and your pain practice can navigate the curves coming in 2017.

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*This program has been approved by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1.5 continuing education hours . Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.