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Coding Certification Q & A
Webinar- April 2015
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CCO April 2015 Q and A Webinar Overview: 90-120 min
II: QandA 15
● Alicia: Cushing’s Syndrome (255.0) Coding
● Laureen: Im...
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Video Interviews Podcast Content
Janet Pritchett 3/12/2015 Passed CPC
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Rose Ann Chronowski 3/12/2015 Passed CPC
Kelly King...
Congratulations to...
Ginger Walden 2/28/2015 Passed CPC
John Chester 4/2/2015 Passed CPC
Nora Ford 4/2/2015 Passed CPC
Lo...
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Risk Adjustment presented by
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Director with
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Coding Q and A | April 2015
Alicia: Cushing’s Syndrome (255.0) Coding
Laureen: Immunotherapy Injection Sequencing
Tammy: B...
I encountered this question in one of the online exam that I
purchased. I'm confused coz I believe that in Neoplasm
you ne...
Immunotherapy Injection Sequencing
Scenario: - Pt. comes in for immunotherapy injections.
- 95117 (multiple) dx. 477.8 and...
Being an Auditor
Q: " I am a coder, but I was wondering what is different
about being an auditor, and if I decided to purs...
Q: I am thinking of taking the PPM course and wanted to
know how much medical billing and coding I needed
in order to mana...
Billing - Bone Marrow
Q: If a Dr performs at the hospital, as an outpatient
procedure, a Bone Marrow (38221) can he add an...
Neoplasm Table
Q: Could you please explain how to read the neoplasm
table?
ANSWER
Exacerbation
Q: I need help in understanding how to code the following:
1. Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmo...
Immunotherapy Coding Overview
Q: Can you provide an overview of how to code allergy shots - I
get confused on these. --JS
...
Q: Can you go over anesthesia modifiers and when to use
them?
ANSWER
Anesthesia Modifier Coding
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Chat Q & A
Webinar- April 2015
Certification
At some point, do you think that all coders will
have to be certified?
Cross Training ICD 9 to ICD 10
Do you offer any class on just cross training to
become more familiar from ICD9 to ICD10?
Other CCO Training
Do you offer DRG training only?
Does CCO offer CHONC courses?
Does CCO offer any emergency room (ED) co...
Auditors
Can auditors work from home?
Does an auditor have to travel a lot?
Is HCC coding considered auditing?
ICD-10 in Physician Office
How severely will ICD-10 change what is done in
the Physician Office?
PBB
I want to get certified in the billing part I have been
doing it for years can I just get that certification and
not t...
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The April 2015 Q&A Medical Coding Webinar from Certification Coaching Org, also known as www.codingcertification.org, discussed a variety of topics of interest to outpatient, inpatient, and HCC medical coders including Cushing’s Syndrome (255.0), Immunotherapy Injection Sequencing, Being an Auditor, PPM (Physician Practice Management), Billing – Bone Marrow, Neoplasm Table, Exacerbation, Immunotherapy Coding Overview, and Anesthesia Modifier Coding. Certification Coaching Org’s product offerings were briefly discussed including an upcoming webinar on “Modifiers – It’s All About the Money” and the Replay Club which allows members to review past monthly webinars and obtain CEUs. Attendees’ questions on various coding topics were answered. Educational topics were presented by Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I; Laureen Jandroep, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CMSCS, CHCI, CPPM; Tammy Lucus, CIC, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPMA; Dawn Moreno, PhD, CBCS, CMAA, MTC, CPL, CLT; and Jo-Anne Sheehan, CPC, CPC-I, CPPM. The host for the webinar was Boyd Staszewski.

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April 2015 Medical Coding Q&A Webinar

  1. 1. Coding Certification Q & A Webinar- April 2015
  2. 2. First Webinar With Us? Poll - How many CCO webinars have you attended?
  3. 3. CCO April 2015 Q and A Webinar Overview: 90-120 min II: QandA 15 ● Alicia: Cushing’s Syndrome (255.0) Coding ● Laureen: Immunotherapy Injection Sequencing ● Tammy: Being an Auditor ● Joanne: PPM ● Dawn: Billing - Bone Marrow ● Alicia: Neoplasm Table ● Alicia: Exacerbation ● Laureen: Immunotherapy Coding Overview ● Laureen: Anesthesia Modifier Coding I: Introduction ● Healthcon 2015 updates ● Recent CCO Graduates/ You Too? ● Announcements and Course Updates IV: Your Questions in the Chat Ask Along the way in the Questions box III: Close (@ 90 min) ● Wrapup ● Drawing ● CEU Certificate Download
  4. 4. CCO Booth licia Presents Video Interviews Podcast Content
  5. 5. Janet Pritchett 3/12/2015 Passed CPC Vicki Stull 3/19/2015 Passed CPMA Rose Ann Chronowski 3/12/2015 Passed CPC Kelly King 3/7/2015 Passed CPC Nancy Michl 3/1/2015 Passed CPC Blitz Nancy Michl 3/20/2015 Passed CPC Suja Vinodh 3/25/2015 Passed CPC Melissa Pereira 3/1/2015 CPC Blitz / Melissa Pereira 3/28/2015 Passed CPC Mary Kral 3/30/2015 Passed ICD-10 Assessment Mary Kral 3/30/2015 ICD-10 Mini course CCO Congratulations to Recent Graduates! Recent Not Here? Type in the Questions Box | Certification/Date
  6. 6. Congratulations to... Ginger Walden 2/28/2015 Passed CPC John Chester 4/2/2015 Passed CPC Nora Ford 4/2/2015 Passed CPC Lori Woods 4/3/2015 Passed ICD-10 Assessment Myra Ruffino 4/5/2015 Passed ICD-10 Assessment Nanette Ong-Sotto 3/28/2015 Passed CPC Crystal Gallegos 3/28/2015 Passed CPC Maureen O'Toole 4/1/2015 Passed ICD-10 CM Blitz Maureen O'Toole 4/1/2015 Passed ICD-10 Assessment Siddhartha Roy 4/15/2015 Passed ICD-10 Assessment
  7. 7. Congratulations to... Alicia Fredericks 4/15/2015 Completed PBB course Linda Robinson 4/18/2015 CPC Blitz / Passed CPC Roseann Joule 12/20/2015 CPC Blitz / Passed CPC Alla Kogan 4/2015 ICD-10 Blitz Alla Kogan 4/20/2015 Passed ICD-10 Assessment Susie Gilstrap 3/26/2015 Completed ICD 10 course Rhonda Bertrand 4/1/2015 CPC Blitz / Passed CPC Ilias Khidhr 4/6/2015 Completed PBC course
  8. 8. New Name? ~ And a new HelpDesk platform: helpdesk.codingcertification.org (You can search the knowledge base, create a ticket and check up on existing tickets)
  9. 9. CPC STUDY GUIDE You asked … we listened … now we deliver THE ONLINE
  10. 10. ● ICD-10-CM Blitz - new! ○ Prepare to pass the Proficiency Assessment exam with ease!! ○ 16 hour course equivalent ● ICD-10-CM Full Course **Payment Plan Now Available** ○ 80 hour course equivalent ○ using “Understanding ICD-10-CM” text by Bowie ● ICD-10-CM Practice Exams ○ Free 50 Question Exam ○ Paid 50 Question Exam - $29.95 The Future of Coding >> ICD-10 Prep - CCO Style
  11. 11. Next Week: 4/28 WEBINAR for MODIFIERS REGISTER HERE > http://go.codingcertification.org/cpt-modifiers- medical-billing-coding Watch the CCO Team live on Tuesday 4/28 at 8:00 pm eastern
  12. 12. $67 http://go.codingcertification.org/cpt-modifiers-medical-billing-coding Step 1 Step 2 [ * Google Hangouts: more interactive environment]
  13. 13. Risk Adjustment presented by Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I, Education Director with Content contribution by Subject Matter Expert: Holly Cassano, CPC CRC Credential- HCC Course Is Here! Our HCC Course has 16 jam-packed Modules on register here >> http://cco.pe/10qGz8g
  14. 14. COURSESS ★ Medical Terminology & Anatomy Course (MTA) ★ Physician Based Coding Course (PBC) (CPC course) ★ Facility Based Medical Coding (FBC) (COC course) ★ ICD-10-CM Course ★ ICD-10-PCS Course ★ Medical Billing Course (PBB) ★ Medical Coding Auditing Course (PBMA) ★ Physician Practice Management Course (PPM) ★ HCC Risk Adjustment Course ★ Medical Coding Practicum (MCP) Course with Practicode Quick Lineup of CCO Courses Reviews & Mock Exams ★ CPC Exam Review Blitz Package ★ CPC Mini-Mock Practice Exams ★ ICD-10-CM Blitz Package ★ ICD-10-CM Mini-Mock Practice Exams For full listing see: CodingCertification.Org/Products
  15. 15. Why Stay To The End? Giveaway! Free Drawing of Your Choice of 1 of the following: Blitz Video Package | 2 CEU Webinars | 1 Hour Session with Laureen or Alicia and... Your AAPC CEU link for 1.5 CEU
  16. 16. Poll Are you interested in any of our course subjects you haven’t yet taken?
  17. 17. Coding Q and A | April 2015 Alicia: Cushing’s Syndrome (255.0) Coding Laureen: Immunotherapy Injection Sequencing Tammy: Being an Auditor Joanne: PPM Dawn: Billing - Bone Marrow Alicia: Neoplasm Table Alicia: Exacerbation Laureen: Immunotherapy Coding Overview Laureen: Anesthesia Modifier Coding
  18. 18. I encountered this question in one of the online exam that I purchased. I'm confused coz I believe that in Neoplasm you need to code primary CA in second position and secondary CA in first position. ANSWER Cushing’s Syndrome (255.0) Coding
  19. 19. Immunotherapy Injection Sequencing Scenario: - Pt. comes in for immunotherapy injections. - 95117 (multiple) dx. 477.8 and has an allergic reaction to the serum 995.0. - Physician is called in and therefore ov needs to be charged. Q: Would the order be the E/M first with principal dx 995.0 or the reason for the encounter which was the injection IT. 95117 ANSWER
  20. 20. Being an Auditor Q: " I am a coder, but I was wondering what is different about being an auditor, and if I decided to pursue that area, what would I need to be one? Do I have to be certified for that too? Do I have to have my CPC certification first?" ANSWER
  21. 21. Q: I am thinking of taking the PPM course and wanted to know how much medical billing and coding I needed in order to manage a medical practice? ANSWER PPM
  22. 22. Billing - Bone Marrow Q: If a Dr performs at the hospital, as an outpatient procedure, a Bone Marrow (38221) can he add an E/M code, along with a mod 25? This is a Medicare established Patient. He is a Hem-Onc. ANSWER
  23. 23. Neoplasm Table Q: Could you please explain how to read the neoplasm table? ANSWER
  24. 24. Exacerbation Q: I need help in understanding how to code the following: 1. Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2. Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis. 3. Asthma with Exacerbation. ANSWER
  25. 25. Immunotherapy Coding Overview Q: Can you provide an overview of how to code allergy shots - I get confused on these. --JS ANSWER
  26. 26. Q: Can you go over anesthesia modifiers and when to use them? ANSWER Anesthesia Modifier Coding
  27. 27. Poll Poll - What coding credential do you WANT?
  28. 28. LIKE us on Facebook http://facebook.com/CodingCertification Help Us Get The Word Out
  29. 29. www.YouTube.com/MedicalCodingCert
  30. 30. Blitz Video Package or 2 CEU Webinars or 1 Hour Session with Laureen (or Alicia) Free Drawing! Your Choice of: Pick Winner
  31. 31. WEBINAR CEU's - REPLAY CLUB Monthly CCO Webinars: ● * Worth 1 to 1.5 CEU per meeting Replay Club: ● * up to 12 free CEUs (or more) per year ● (for indicated Webinars) - Regular Attendees - Replay Club Members http://go.codingcertification.org/webinar-replay-club
  32. 32. CCO is proud to announce a new partnership with a leader in Medical Education: InstaCode Institute - Spanish Fork, UT Here at CCO, we are always on the lookout to bring you the best in the industry, and we especially recognize how important it is to have the most comprehensive tools by your side as you work. CCO is announcing a new series of books soon be available. They are from The Instacode Institute, and will be for purchase through CCO at a competitive price.
  33. 33. InstaCode Institute - Spanish Fork, UT Watch for an announcement and link soon. Behavioral Health Cardiology/Vascular Chiropractic Dentistry Dermatology Emergency Medicine ENT Otolaryngology Gastroenterology Internal Medicine Interventional Radiology Laboratory Pathology Neurology / Neurosurgery Urology / Nephrology Obstetrics / Gynecology OMS - Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Oncology / Hematology Ophthalmology / Optometry Orthopedics Pain Management Pediatrics Physical Therapy Podiatry Primary Care / Family Practice Radiology Rheumatology Instacode Specialty Manual Subjects
  34. 34. ”CCO Swag - Pay it Forward” Program http://www.cafepress.com/CCOSwag CCO-BRAND SPECIALTY STORE Here is where CCO wants to partner with YOU so we can all “Pay it Forward”. The profit from all CCO Swag purchases will go into a scholarship fund for worthy students trying to afford CCO courses in their quest to enter the profession. You can purchase at the store now.
  35. 35. If you don’t already receive our newsletter, send a message to helpdesk.codingcertification.org request to join ‘The Insider’s Club’ (Send from the email address you wish to receive your newsletter) Join the “CCO Insider’s Club” Monthly Newsletter Monthly articles by Laureen -- she wants you to be ‘In the Know’ ‘Snidbits’ by Alicia ● Timely Industry Announcements ● The Course Corner ● Remote Seminar Partners ● Congratulations to our Grads! ● Testimonials - what are people saying? ● Current Blog links Get Access to Our Best Free Medical Coding and Reimbursement Resources!
  36. 36. AAPC CEU Certificate- Download Steps 1 2
  37. 37. AAPC CEU Certificate- Download Steps 3 4
  38. 38. Medical Terminology & Anatomy Course (MTA) 40 CEUs! CEU Classes (On Demand) ranging from 1 - 4 CEUs each ICD-10-CM Blitz Course (ICD-10 CM Proficiency Assessment) 16 CEUs! ICD-10-CM Full Course 40 CEUs! Facility Based Coding Course (FBC) 40 CEUs! Physician Practice Manager (PPM) 6.5 CEUs! Physician Based Billing Course (PBB) 18.5 CEUs! Physician Based Medical Auditing (PBMA) 12.5 CEUs! http://CodingCertification.Org/Products Looking to Fulfill your CEU Requirement? More CEUs from CCO!
  39. 39. Chat Q & A Webinar- April 2015
  40. 40. Certification At some point, do you think that all coders will have to be certified?
  41. 41. Cross Training ICD 9 to ICD 10 Do you offer any class on just cross training to become more familiar from ICD9 to ICD10?
  42. 42. Other CCO Training Do you offer DRG training only? Does CCO offer CHONC courses? Does CCO offer any emergency room (ED) coding courses? and injection/infusions done on facility the side (in ED)?
  43. 43. Auditors Can auditors work from home? Does an auditor have to travel a lot? Is HCC coding considered auditing?
  44. 44. ICD-10 in Physician Office How severely will ICD-10 change what is done in the Physician Office?
  45. 45. PBB I want to get certified in the billing part I have been doing it for years can I just get that certification and not the doc or is it better to get both credentials?
  46. 46. CPC-A Employment Any advice for cpc- apprentice to help find employment?
  47. 47. Thanks For Being With Us!

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