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Ambulatory Surgical Centers

  • Presenter: Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CASCC, CEMC
  • Broadcast On: 7/11/2012
    10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET
  • On Demand Availability: Immediately following live event
  • Presentation Length: 60 minutes
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Coding mistakes can cost your ASC facility thousands of dollars each year in lost reimbursement. These mistakes can also expose your facility to fines (and worse) if your facility is not in compliance with coding/billing regulations. Learning how to code and bill properly for the services your facility provides is the KEY to balancing on this difficult tightrope – by staying safe and being reimbursed fairly.

We will discuss the unique aspects of CPT® and ICD-9 coding for an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Billing for an ASC is different from both hospital and physician office settings. We will address CMS regulations, Third Party Carrier guidance, documentation issues, and modifiers.

You Will Learn:

  • How to code and bill in a more compliant manner, without leaving money on the table, given the new procedures Medicare has added
  • How to use modifiers for correct ASC billing, which will cut down on billing errors and reduce denials
  • The latest information on fraud and abuse issues for ASCs so you know what to watch out for
  • How to avoid common ASC coding and billing errors

CEU approved for all CPCs, CPC-Hs, CPC-Ps and the following specialties: CASCC, CGIC, CGSC, CPMA, COBGC, COSC, CENTC, CPRC, and CUC.

There are two ways to register for this event:

This Webinar

  • Entire office can attend*
  • Access broadcast, downloadable podcast (MP3), presentation slides, Q&A and any other event materials
  • Earn up to 2 CEUs (per attendee)


Price: $49.95
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About The Presenter

Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC, CCS-P, has over 18 years of coding and billing experience. Brenda is the principal of Palmer Coding Consultants. She provides auditing and education services to physician offices. She is the former Coding Compliance Manager for a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, a large multi-specialty group practice in Houston, Texas. She has presented AAPC workshops, held office in her local AAPC chapter, and is a former member of the AAPC National Advisory Board.

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