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Power Up Your Interventional Pain Coding

You will learn

Coding and reimbursement challenges are the forefront of every pain practice. Practitioners are under intense scrutiny by many payors in this fast-growing and complex field and most pain procedures are subject to detailed and often restrictive payor coverage policies. Physicians who remain unaware of these policy specifics risk denials, revenue loss, and potential audits and paybacks.
This one-day, fast-paced course covers the most critical issues for this unique specialty. It’s packed with the instruction and tools interventional pain specialists need to get paid and improve the bottom line.
We’ll start with coding and reimbursement essentials such as Medicare rules and updates – including bundling and CCI edits, and the payment structure of RVUs. You’ll get a brief overview of evaluation and management services and review hand-on case studies to sharpen your documentation skills. Next we will discuss the complex issues that surround diagnosis coding for pain.
Using actual payor coverage policies for pain treatment, you’ll learn how to incorporate policy guidance into your daily practice and process. We’ll dissect the clinical criteria and diagnosis codes that form these policies, and the must-have documentation to justify coverage. The entire afternoon is dedicated to interventional procedure coding for spine, joint, soft tissue, tendon, nerve block injections, PRP and more. You’ll learn to code using real case examples.
  • Define documentation risk areas and understand how to improve them.
  • Comply with coding and payor rules when coding pain encounters.
  • Apply coding rules and principles for reporting E/M and in-office procedures for pain services to avoid audits.
  • Discuss types of conditions that require pain management services.
  • Review ICD-10-CM coding related to pain management.
  • Choose appropriate codes and modifiers for interventional procedures for spine, joint, soft tissue, tendon, and nerve block injections.
  • Apply interventional pain coverage policies into the practice’s reimbursement process.
  • Explain reimbursement basics, Medicare updates, and incident-to billing.

2019 AAPC Accreditation

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 6.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.


2019 CME Credit for Physicians

This activity has been approved for 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and Karen Zupko and Associates. The ACHL is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Fees and registration



January 25

Dallas, TX

($139) Hotel Cut Off Date - January 7

May 9

Chicago, IL

($179) Hotel Cut Off Date - April 26

August 8

Nashville, TN

($189) Hotel Cut Off Date - July 25

November 1

Chicago, IL

($179) Hotel Cut Off Date - October 10

Need Assistance?

call us: 312-642-8310


Deborah Grider - Author

Deborah Grider


Consultant - Teri Romano

Teri Romano


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