Coding guidelines for mastectomy procedures were recently updated and help clarify some burning questions.  Staying on top of these guidelines will facilitate accurate documentation and coding, reduce denials and increase appeal success.

This concise webinar covers all the updated guidelines and translates them into a “how to” guide for documentation and coding.

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  • Overview of mastectomy procedures
    • Updated mastectomy coding guidelines: 2020
    • Sentinel lymph node mapping and excision
    • Hot topics in mastectomy coding
      • Coding for oncoplastic closures
      • Coding for implanted devices/markers
    • Reporting a partial or total mastectomy. What’s the difference?
    • What mastectomy code was deleted in 2020
    • How is a nipple sparing mastectomy coded?
    • How does an axillary lymph node dissection change coding?
      • Documenting attention to margins
      • Defining accurate diagnosis for mastectomy procedures. Does it have or be cancer?
    • Sentinel lymph node mapping and excision
      • What’s included in mapping. Can the blue dye be reported separately? What about excision of lymph nodes?
    • Hot topics in mastectomy coding
      • Coding for oncoplastic closures. When is an adjacent tissue transfer code appropriate?
      • Coding for implanted devices/markers. What code is used for implantation of an absorbable marker/device in the lumpectomy cavity?
  • Overview of mastectomy procedures
  • Updated mastectomy coding guidelines: 2020
  • Sentinel lymph node mapping and excision
  • Hot topics in mastectomy coding
    • Coding for oncoplastic closures
    • Coding for implanted devices/markers

Presenter

Teri Romano, BSN, MBA, CPC CMDP
Consultant and Speaker

Teri Romano has over twenty-five years of consulting and teaching experience in the health care field. Ms. Romano works with physician groups and hospitals combining a background in clinical systems with solid approaches to operational and organizational problem solving.

Teri is co-developer and instructor for the national coding and reimbursement workshops sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.  She also provides on-site customized coding and reimbursement courses to physician and hospital groups, specializing in neurosurgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, and vein well as E/M and surgical case audits to assist physician groups in their compliance activities. In addition, she consults with vein, vascular, general surgical, and neurosurgical practices on practice management issues including service line development, revenue enhancement, staffing models, appeals management and expense reduction.

Learn more about Teri Romano

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Coding and Reimbursement for Mastectomy
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