Power Up Your Interventional Pain Management Coding: Seven Module Webinar Package

This intensive webinar package, with over five hours of valuable content, covers the most critical coding and documentation areas for pain management specialists.

  • Define documentation risk areas and understand how to avoid them.
  • Choose appropriate codes and modifiers for interventional procedures for spine, joint, soft tissue, tendon, and nerve block injections.
  • Comply with pain coding and payor rules.
  • Apply use of interventional pain coverage policies to the reimbursement workflow.
  • Apply coding rules and principles for reporting E/M and in office procedures for services to avoid audits. Review ICD-10-CM coding related to pain management.

Using actual payor coverage policy samples for pain treatment, we’ll show you how to incorporate payor policy guidance into your daily practice. You’ll learn how to dissect the clinical criteria and diagnosis codes used in payor policies to create the must-have documentation to justify coverage.

You will get an overview of ICD-10-CM coding for pain management to support medical necessity for the services you provide and ensure you are reporting your diagnoses accurately.

You’ll get an update on 2020 E/M services and review case studies to sharpen your documentation skills. Wondering about the significant 2021 changes to E/M documentation and coding? We’ll give you an overview of those, along with an implementation action plan.

You’ll learn interventional procedure coding for spine, joint, soft tissue, tendon, nerve block injections, PRP and more, 2020 changes to interventional procedure codes, including new genicular nerve codes.

We’ll address reimbursement essentials such as Medicare rules—including bundling and CCI edits. Finally, we’ll provide you with the tools to reduce risk and issue successful appeals.

Power Up Your Interventional Pain Agenda

(45 minutes)

Includes an overview of coding and reimbursement including:

  • Medical coverage policies
  • National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) guidance
  • The global period and modifiers commonly used in pain management

(39 minutes)

Includes non-spinal injections

  • Imaging Guidance
  • Moderate Sedation
  • Trigger Point
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Dry Needling
  • Acupuncture
  • SI Joint Injections

(32 minutes)


  • Nerve Injections
  • New Genicular nerve injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Destructions
  • Chemodenervation

(38 minutes)

  • Transforaminal Injections
  • Interlaminar Epidural/Subarachnoid Injections
  • Medial branch block /facet joint nerve block
  • Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Spinal Neurostimulators
  • Spinal Pumps
  • How to bill an unlisted code

(99 minutes)

  • 2020 E/M services
  • Consultations
  • CMS Guidelines for Advanced Practitioner billing
  • Choosing an E/M code based on time
  • Other E/M Services
    • Prolonged services
    • Team conference
    • Smoking is
    • Chronic care management
    • Complex chronic care management
    • On-line digital E/M services
    • Telephone calls
    • Virtual check-in
    • Interprofessional telephone /internet /electronic health record consultations

(45 minutes)

  • New and established patient E/M code descriptor revisions
  • Time elements
  • Coding based on time
  • Coding based on Medical Decision-Making
  • Review of new Medical Decision Making CPT table

(40 minutes)

  • Format and structure
  • Character definitions
  • Coding co-existing and co-morbid conditions
  • Neoplasms
  • Musculoskeletal system coding
  • Carpel tunnel
  • Headaches
  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • Soft tissue disorders
  • Pain coding
  • Coding chronic pain


Deborah is a nationally sought after leader in the industry and is passionate about assisting physicians and hospitals in improving their coding, documentation, and business operations to maintain compliance and improve revenue. She will go above and beyond to help industry leaders, physicians and others achieve excellence. Her motto is “documentation excellence is the key to improving revenue.”


Anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, Pain management practitioners and PM&R physicians who deliver interventional pain services and procedures. Other providers, managers, billers, and coders who work in pain management, PM&R, and orthopedic or neurosurgical practices that treat pain would also benefit from this webinar series.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 5.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

If interested in receiving CEU credit please contact education@karenzupko.com.

*You will have access to the content for 30 days from the time you receive the access information. Please email education@karenzupko.com if you have questions.
Power Up Your Interventional Pain Coding Webinar Series
32 - 99 minutes (each module)
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