Master Acute & Chronic Pain Scenarios from Head to Toe

Learn by doing, not by lecture. Improve the accuracy and efficiency of your coding during this intensive boot camp for experienced pain management coders.

You'll spend a day and a half working through advanced scenarios based on real-life patient encounters to treat chronic, acute and neoplasm-related pain. Get in-depth, practical experience during sessions dedicated to coding complicated scenarios for each part of the body, as well as E/M and drug coding. Learn how to quickly spot documentation gaps that are burning a hole in your revenue and leaving you vulnerable to denials and overpayment demands. There will be three scenarios with each session. This will give you 24 scenarios to utilize that will bring in revenue and increase your knowledge base.

We’ll cover procedure and diagnosis coding during this expert-led, eight-session training boot camp for advanced coders. At the end of each session our expert educators will walk you through the answers and provide additional guidance you’ll use every day. And watch out — some of our experts may include a note that can’t be coded. Can you spot it and explain the information you’d need from the provider to code the chart and submit the claim?

Bring your coding reference materials and be prepared to do some reading before the conference begins. Don’t want to bring your books? Bring your laptop instead and use SelectCoder — your registration comes with a free 30-day subscription to our premier coding tool.

Register today to get the hands-on training you need to master advanced pain management coding!

For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Roadman at or 615-594-1865.

Join us in Dallas, TX for this must attend Boot Camp.
You’ll walk away with:

5 hours of in-depth scenarios based on real-life patient encounters

Advanced pain management coding from head to toe

Approved for up to 10 CEUs


Spend a day and a half working through ADVANCED SCENARIOS BASED ON REAL-LIFE PATIENT ENCOUNTERS to treat chronic, acute and neoplasm-related pain!

Day 1 | Monday, April 9

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

E/M Services by Doris Branker

Start your boot camp by coding the encounters that form the bedrock of a pain management practice’s revenue ($223 million in Medicare payments in one year), but auditors are looking for excuses to take that money back. Review notes that will show you how to decipher the trickiest E/M charts to make sure they’re complete and will stand up to scrutiny before you submit the claim.

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Drugs & Contrastby Amy Turner

Get ready to do a little math as you work your way through charts selected to show you how to determine the drugs administered during an encounter (including compound drugs), how to calculate the amount, and when you should and should not use drug wastage modifier JW, which all Medicare administrative contractors required as of Jan. 1, 2017. You’ll also take a shot at coding the use of contrast.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Head & Neck by Amy Turner

Start at the top with the practical training you need to master diagnosis and procedure coding for treatments to relieve pain of the head and neck including headaches (such as migraines), face pain and neck pain from trauma. Image guidance systems will be introduced in this session and referenced throughout out the boot camp.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Shoulder to Hand & Torsoby Doris Branker

Move down the body and get a grip on the diagnosis and treatment of pains of the shoulder, arms and hands. But you won’t stop there. You’ll also work through scenarios for pains of torso, such as the chest and abdomen.

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Spine Part 1 — Epidurals, Paravertebral Facet Joints & More
(with Image Guidance)by Amy Turner

Tackle scenarios featuring the new interlaminar epidurals, and learn how to whip through charts for old standbys such as transforaminal epidurals, paravertebral facet joint nerve injections and denervations, and the image guidance used with spine procedures.

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Spine Part 2 — Implantable Pain Managementby Amy Turner

From work up, to trial, to permanent implant; a lot of work goes into neurostimulator and pain pump implants. During this session you’ll work on scenarios for both modes of chronic pain treatment, including refills and reprogramming.

Day 2 | Tuesday, April 10

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Hips, Legs, Feetby Amy Turner

Get to the bottom of full-body coding with course work on notes for hip, leg and foot pain, from encounters related to S/I joint pain to the treatment of Morton’s neuroma.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Take the Pain Out of Diagnosis Codingby Doris Branker

It’s easy to select an unlisted code, but you shouldn’t reach for it too quickly, and payers want to see detailed documentation before they’ll pay. Learn about the guidelines that impact pain management diagnosis coding. During this final session, you’ll learn how to select which code is warranted by the chart notes and determine whether it will stand up to payer scrutiny.

11:45 a.m.

Boot Camp Adjourns

Expert Speakers


Dennis Grindle, CPA
Doris V. Branker,

DB Healthcare Consulting and Education, LLC

Doris Branker is president of DB Healthcare Consulting, a practice management consulting firm that also offers medical coding preparation camps. Doris is a nationally-recognized educator, coding expert, and practice management consultant, as well as an approved educator and PMCC licensed instructor with the AAPC. Her areas of expertise include medical coding, compliance, auditing, billing, and collections management. She holds specialty certifications in E/M, Interventional Radiology, and Cardiovascular coding.

Dennis Grindle, CPA
Amy Turner,

Amy Turner is based in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been in the healthcare field since 1989 when she completed her Associates Degree in Nursing at Middle Tennessee State University. Amy then continued her education at MTSU by receiving her Bachelors of Science in nursing, followed by a MMHC from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. She began her nursing career as a charge nurse of the ICU at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ten years after beginning her career in healthcare, Amy focused her career in Pain Management. She is currently the Director of Revenue Integrity at Comprehensive Pain Specialists.

Required Materials

With this hands-on Boot camp, you’ll be spending at least half of each session working on scenarios. You are required to bring your coding reference materials (CPT Professional, ICD-10-CM, Procedural Coding Expert, or electronic tool) to help you complete the course work. Also, some extra reading material provided by the speakers may be sent to you before the conference begins.

FREE 30-day Subscription!

Included with your registration is a free 30-day trial subscription to SelectCoder, DecisionHealth’s premier coding solution that simplifies the complexity of tracking disparate code sets, rules and regulations and streamlines them into a single, consistent online coding system. Search the most current CPT ®, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS Level II and modifiers by key terms or abbreviations. SelectCoder training will be provided ahead of the Boot camp.

Travel & Location

Hyatt Regency Dallas

Located downtown next to an iconic Dallas landmark Reunion Tower, Hyatt Regency Dallas is a gateway to the best of the city. Live, work and be yourself at our inviting, contemporary hotel near the Dallas Convention Center and within walking distance of many tourist attractions, including Dealey Plaza and the Historic West End. Whether you are here to work or play, Hyatt Regency Dallas is designed to meet all of your needs.

Special Conference Room Rates

300 Reunion Blvd.,
, TX 75207

Check-In: 3:00pm
Check-Out: 11:00am
Phone: (214) 651-1234

Important notice

For room reservations, contact the hotel directly and mention you are attending the Pain Management Coding Boot Camp to take advantage of discounted rates. To receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made by Monday March 19, 2018, or until the room block is full. Thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space and availability. Register online today!


Hyatt Regency Dallas

300 Reunion Blvd.,
, TX 75207
Reservations: Call (214) 651-1234
or register online

$172 per night!

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5 hours of in-depth scenario work

8 expert-led training sessions

Approved for up to 10 CEUs:

PLUS — yours FREE with registration:

Pain Management
Compact Coder
30-day SelectCoder
trial subscription

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