Balloon Dilation Sinuplasty: $4 Billion Is the Healthcare Cost of Chronic Sinusitis Annually 30 million Americans are affected by Sinusitis annually at a cost of approximately $ 4 billion. With close to 800,000 surgical treatments like Balloon Dilation Sinuplasty every year, it's only important to code it correctly to ensure proper reimbursement.
DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Approximately 30% of American population is affected by sinusitis irrespective of their age group. Over the counter drugs provide minimal benefit in most patients, resulting in the popularity of surgical treatment like Balloon Dilation Sinuplasty and Balloon Dilation with Functional Endoscopic Sinus surgery. Because of its relatively new status in surgical field, it requires new coding. Billers and coders also need to be aware about the requirements for performing dilation in the office versus in the ASC or outpatient facility and the reimbursement differentials. Join Barbara Cobuzzi in this power packed audio conference to know the nuts and bolts of coding for Balloon Dilation Sinuplasty and other surgical treatments for Sinusitis.
The Balloon dilation is a fairly new technology and it's requires new coding. It's extremely crucial to know the correct way of coding Balloon Sinuplasty to get correct reimbursement as approximately 800,000 cases are performed annually in America. In this informative session, Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CENTC, CHCC, will shed light on how to handle situations where you receive resistance to payment from your payer; what are the opportunities for performing dilation in the office versus in the ASC or outpatient facility and the reimbursement differentials; the meaning of new 72 hour window for hospital owned or hospital controlled practices, and more.
- Know the new codes for 2012 CPT for endoscopic sinus surgery applicable to Balloon Sinus dilation
- Tips for coding balloon dilation Sinuplasty services, with and without functional sinus surgery (dilation only)
- Learn about the terminology needed in the documentation and how does the terminology in the documentation effect the coding and reimbursement
- Identify whether fluoroscopy is billable in addition to balloon Sinuplasty
- Steps to take when denials are received and how to deny these denials
- Know the benefits for your patients, which is reason enough to get pre-certification and approval from third party payers
- Learn how to use PD modifier and what does this mean financially for hospital owned or hospital controlled practices
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