Practices lost $96 million dollars in 2010 because of denials on commonly billed wound care codes.
Nine new codes and six revised codes for grafting/skin replacement therapy (15000 range) emphasize the skin substitute codes on physician work rather than practice expense. You now report the same substitute codes, 15271-15278, regardless of whether you are applying homografts, allografts, acellular grafts or xenografts.
Understanding the changes and educating your staff and physicians will be a huge challenge this year, but failure to master the changes will prove costly to your practice.
Arm yourself and your staff with comprehensive knowledge of the changes, down to code-level detail, with examples of wound care coding before and after the change to new codes from coding expert John Bishop, including:
- Details about the nine new codes, six revised codes and other changes in the 15000 range
- New “20 sq cm” rule for skin grafts and other documentation requirementsSample clinical scenario walkthroughs you can easily relate to
- Expert analysis on easy mistakes you must avoid to earn the money you are rightfully due
BONUS TOOL: Attendees will receive the Part B News: Wound Care Policy Changes Excerpts. Get the most current coding instruction on wound care services direct from the CCI Manual excerpted by Part B News. This tool highlights sections of the CCI manual dedicated to wound care that will serve as a quick guide for your coders and billers.
Order today for this 90-minute session that includes all the vital information you need to learn the new wound care rules without losing money.