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PSEN University: Basics of Medical Coding (Bundle)

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Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The ASPS designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Media: eLearning
Publish Date: 6/25/2018
Expiration Date: 6/25/2021
Estimated time to complete this course: 9.0 hours

Intended Audience
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

All courses are available for individual purchase at $50 (member) or $75 (non member).

Bundle Overview

This PSEN University course is a series of eLearning modules designed to illustrate the various scenarios where plastic surgeons perform services and how to correctly code the billing for each of those services performed. This course was developed exclusively for those who code for plastic surgery, and gives an introductory level of understanding of the many topics discussed in the annual coding workshop. In total this enduring material contains a total of nine eLearning courses.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • Breast Surgery and Reconstruction Overview
  • Breast Reconstruction - Reconstruction Flaps
  • Tissue Transfer, Flaps and Grafts
  • Breast Surgery Revisions
  • Fraud and Waste
  • Global Surgery
  • Laceration and Wound Repair
  • Wound Care and Debridement

Course Objectives

Introduction to Medical Terminology

In this course you will learn how to decipher complex medical terms. By learning the common prefixes, suffixes and roots that are combined to create medical terms, you will be able to figure out the meaning of complex medical terminology. You will also be provided with several job aids that you can use for future reference.

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Describe the function of prefixes, suffixes and root words
Identify common prefixes, suffixes and roots used in medical terminology
Define medical terms by knowing the individual meaning of prefixes, suffixes and roots

Breast Surgery and Reconstruction Overview

This course provides an overview of breast surgery and breast reconstruction process. You’ll also learn about general payer information related to breast surgery and reconstruction.

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

Recognize the importance of laws, payer rules and documentation
Describe common techniques used in breast reconstruction
Distinguish between reduction and augmentation mammoplasty
Describe the revision of a reconstructed breast
Define gynecomastia and explain the relation to male mastectomy

Breast Reconstruction - Reconstruction Flaps

In this course, you will learn about the different types of flaps used in breast reconstruction surgery and identify the correct CPT codes for each procedure.

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Describe the different types of tissue flaps used to rebuild the breast
Discuss the fat grafting techniques
Identify the correct CPT codes for each procedure

Tissue Transfer, Flaps and Grafts

In this course, you will learn about the different types of flaps and grafts used in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Tips for coding flaps and grafts will also be discussed.

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Describe the use of flaps and grafts
Distinguish between local, regional and microvascular flaps
Recognize the CPT codes used for the three main flap types and others
Identify commonly used CPT graft codes
Use flap and graft coding tips to accurately recorded procedures

Breast Surgery Revisions

In this course you’ll learn about the different kinds of surgeries performed to correct issues resulting from previous breast surgeries. You’ll also learn how to identity the correct CPT codes to accurately document revisions.

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Summarize the reasons for medically necessary revisions.
Describe the types of breast surgery revisions.
Describe the removal and the exchange of implants
Describe the procedure for replacement of a tissue expander
Explain the need for extensive revisions and thorough documentation
Identify the correct CPT codes for revisions

Fraud and Waste

This course will teach you the consequences and impact of healthcare fraud and waste. Emphasis will be placed on plastic surgery coding fraud, including how to detect, identify and report such fraud.

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Describe common types of fraud in health care and define the costs
List examples of fraud and waste within plastic surgery
Define upcoding and unbundling
Recognize federal and state authorities that investigate fraud
Explain the four main laws governing Medicare fraud and waste
Describe methods for preventing and detecting healthcare fraud and waste

Global Surgery

In this course you will learn about the three types of global surgical packages as well as key information about billing and payment rules.

At the completion of this course you will be able to:
Explain the concept of paying surgeons a global payment for all services related to a surgery
List the services covered under the global surgery payment
Discuss the three types of global surgery packages
Discuss billing for different localities and physicians
Explain post-operative care, procedures and CPT coding
Recognize the importance of accurately reporting data

Laceration and Wound Repair

This course will focus on wound repair reporting classifications and the need for active wound care.

At the completion of this course you will be able to:
Define the term laceration
Distinguish between Simple, Intermediate, and Complex wound repairs
Select the correct CPT code for each type of repair
Identify patterns for reporting complex repairs
Use laceration and wound repair coding tips to report repairs

Wound Care and Debridement

This course focuses on the use of debridement to remove unhealthy tissue and promote wound healing.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Discuss debridement and explain its importance in wound care
Distinguish between excisional and selective or non-selective debridement
Use debridement CPT coding and documentation tips to accurately document procedures
Identify excisional debridement codes and selective debridement codes
Explain negative wound pressure therapy and associated CPT codes

Systems Requirements
Participants must have internet access, browser software (either Chrome, Firefox, or InternetExplorer), Adobe Flash, and Adobe Reader. Supported Operating & Browser Systems: Microsoft Windows - IE7 or later, Firefox 3.x or later, Chrome 8.x or later. Macintosh Mac OS - Firefox 3.x or later, Safari 4.x or later. Linux - Firefox 3.x or later. Minimum Hardware Configurations: Windows - Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor and 128MB of RAM. Macintosh - Power PC G3 500 MHz or faster processor OR Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor and 128MB of RAM. Linux - Modern processor 800MHz or faster and 512MB of RAM with 128MB of graphics memory.

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