Master 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.

Work 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 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.

We’ll cover procedure and diagnosis coding during this expert-led training boot camp for advanced coders, including:

  • A detailed look at anatomy to help you understand the procedures
  • E/M coding specifically for pain management practices
  • The full picture for blocks and destruction of peripheral, paraspinal and spinal nerves
  • Chemodenervation procedures designed to treat pain
  • Invasive procedures like neurostimulator implants and vertebral augmentation. You’ll even get the latest on changes to neurostimulator programming.

At the conclusion of this boot camp, you will be able to:

  • Improve the accuracy and efficiency of your coding related to pain management
  • Identify documentation gaps that may affect denials and overpayment demands
  • Discuss patient scenarios for treating chronic, acute and neoplasm-related pain
  • Describe relevant E/M coding specifically for pain management practices
  • Discuss the new communications-based E/M services that is covered by Medicare in 2019

Plus! Learn about the new communications-based E/M services, which Medicare will cover in 2019.

Bring your coding reference materials and be prepared to work on charts during the conference. 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!

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

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

Advanced pain management coding from head to toe

Approved for CEUs
Additional info to come


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, March 18

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Anatomy from the brain down

Delve into the anatomy you need to decode notes for everything from office visits to those one-off procedures that your providers throw your way. This two-hour session will start with the seat of sensation – the brain and central nervous system. Next, cover the relevant body structures including muscles, bones and joints. You’ll use the knowledge gained during this session to understand the procedures and diagnosis codes you’ll encounter throughout the conference and when you go back to work.

At the end of the session you’ll access your knowledge by playing Name that part! Use unlabeled charts to identify the anatomical structures treated during a procedure.

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Anatomy from the brain down, continued

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Get on your nerves I – blocks and destruction procedures for the peripheral nervous system

During this session you’ll boost your ability to pluck the diagnosis and procedure codes from notes for pain management procedures that focus on the peripheral nerves. Work on notes for procedures that target the peripheral nervous system. The session will cover common and not-so-common nerve blocks used to treat a variety of conditions.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Get on your nerves II – blocks and destruction procedures for the paraspinal and spinal nerves

From epidurals to paravertebral facet joint RFA, this session will teach you how to decipher charts for procedures you report every day, with an eye towards avoiding revenue roadblocks, such as tough payer policies with exacting documentation requirements.

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Muscle in on musculoskeletal procedures – joints, muscles and tendons

How should you report an injection of the acromioclavicular joint? What should the documentation for chemodenervation to treat migraine headache contain? What’s the difference between a tendon sheath injection and a tendon origin injection? Review charts for a variety of services including joint injections, chemodenervation of the muscles and tendon injections to get the answers to these and other questions.

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

It’s complicated – invasive pain procedures

When blocks and nerve destruction don’t work a doctor may consider more invasive procedures. This session will take you through charts for a variety of pain management techniques, including neurostimulator implants, percutaneous vertebroplasty and minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild®). This session will include the latest guidance on neurostimulator programming.

Day 2 | Tuesday, March 19

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

E/M for PM – improve E/M coding in your pain management practice

Your E/M visits are an essential part of your practice and your finances. Auditors are laser-focused on these services, demanding documentation and recouping payments. And doctors have paid large settlements because investigators believed the doctor had upcoded one level. Hone your coding skills on complete and not-so-complete notes for office visits. Get detailed guidance on the six components that are used to determine the level of an E/M visit: History; examination; medical decision making; counseling; coordination of care; and nature of presenting problem. You’ll also get tips for training clinicians to produce documentation that is easy to create and translates into a clean claim every time.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Tips, tricks and bonus information to boost your coding power

Top off the boot camp with a final burst of information. Get the latest on moderate sedation and urine drug screens. Review the new communications-based E/M services and ICD-10-CM updates. Learn the latest trends our experts are seeing.

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Open question and answer session

Do you have a coding question that’s been puzzling you? Want to review a note you covered during the boot camp one more time? This session will provide a final opportunity to ask the experts and learn from their answers.

12:00 p.m.

Boot Camp Adjourns

Expert Speakers


Dennis Grindle, CPA
Doris V. Branker,

President, 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,

Director of Billing Compliance, CE Medical Group

Amy has been in the healthcare field since 1989 when she completed her Associates Degree in Nursing at Middle Tennessee State University. She then continued her education at MTSU by receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, followed by a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. She has been focused on pain management for the majority of her career and regularly presents on pain management billing and coding rules during webinars and live conferences. She is based in Nashville, Tenn.

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.

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

$185/night! through February 24, 2019
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 February 24, 2019, or until the room block is full. Thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space and availability. Book online today!

Simplify Compliance/DecisionHealth has no affiliation with any third party companies or travel assistance providers. Hotel rooms should be booked directly with the hotel via the official hotel information listed on the website and registration brochure.


Hyatt Regency Dallas

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

$185 per night! through February 24, 2019

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