Power Up Your Interventional Pain Management Coding: Seven Module Webinar Package

As a result of attending this webinar series, attendees will be able to:

  • Define documentation risk areas and understand how to avoid them.
  • Choose appropriate codes and modifiers for interventional procedures for spine, joint, soft tissue, tendon, and nerve block injections.
  • Comply with pain coding and payor rules.
  • Apply use of interventional pain coverage policies to the reimbursement workflow.
  • Apply coding rules and principles for reporting E/M and in office procedures for services to avoid audits.
  • Review ICD-10-CM coding related to pain management.
  • Correctly bill for incident-to services.

Pain management is a complex field, and providers face intense scrutiny from many payors.

Whether performed in-office or in the ASC, most pain procedures are subject to detailed and restrictive coverage policies. Physicians who remain unaware of these policies risk denials, revenue loss, and potential audits and paybacks.

This intensive 7 module webinar series covers the most critical issues for this unique specialty. It’s packed with the knowledge and tools providers and their staff need to understand payor policies, get paid accurately, and improve the bottom line.

Using examples of payor coverage policy samples for pain treatment, we will show you how to incorporate payor policy guidance into your daily practice. You will learn how to dissect the clinical criteria to create the must-have documentation to justify coverage.

You will get an overview of ICD-10-CM coding for pain management to support medical necessity for the services you provide and ensure you are reporting your diagnoses accurately.

You’ll get an update on 2021 E/M services and review case studies to sharpen your documentation skills. Consultations, Emergency Department, and hospital E/M services will be reviewed.

You’ll learn interventional procedure coding for spine, joint, soft tissue, tendon, nerve block injections, PRP, and more, 2022 changes to interventional procedure codes, including new genicular nerve codes. We will address reimbursement essentials such as Medicare rules—including bundling and CCI edits.

Power Up Your Interventional Pain Agenda

(66 minutes)

  1. Intro; Medical Coverage Policies 
  2. National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Guidance 
  3. The global period and modifiers commonly used in pain management

(45 minutes)

  1. Intro; Procedure Coding Principles; Imaging Guidance
  2. Moderate Sedation 
  3. Carpal Tunnel; Trigger Point 
  4. Dry Needling; Acupuncture; Paraspinal Muscle; Platelet Rich Plasma 
  5. Joint, Bursa or Ganglion Cyst; SI Joint

(34 minutes)

  1. Intro; Somatic Nerves
  2. Autonomic Nerves; 
  3. Genicular Nerve Chemodenervation

(44 minutes)

  1. Intro; Epidural; Transforaminal
  2. Blocks; Neurolysis 
  3. Neurostimulators; Spinal Pumps 
  4. How to Bill the Unlisted Code

(84 minutes)

  1. Intro; E/M Overview; History
  2. E/M Exam 
  3. E/M MDM 
  4. E/M Consultation Codes; Time 
  5. E/M Case Studies 
  6. NPP Billing

(88 minutes)

  1. Intro; 2021 E/M Overview; MDM Intro
  2. MDM Element 1: Number and Complexity of Problems Addressed  
  3. MDM Element 2: Data 
  4. MDM Element 3: Risk  
  5. Other Definitions; Time; Prolonged Service 
  6. E/M Case Studies

(55 minutes)

  1. Intro; ICD-10 General Guidelines
  2. Pain Coding 
  3. New Codes; G89


Deborah is a nationally sought after leader in the industry and is passionate about assisting physicians and hospitals in improving their coding, documentation, and business operations to maintain compliance and improve revenue. She will go above and beyond to help industry leaders, physicians and others achieve excellence. Her motto is “documentation excellence is the key to improving revenue.”


Anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, Pain management practitioners and PM&R physicians who deliver interventional pain services and procedures. Other providers, managers, billers, and coders who work in pain management, PM&R, and orthopedic or neurosurgical practices that treat pain would also benefit from this webinar series.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 7.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

*You will have access to the content for 70 days from the time you receive the access information. Please email education@karenzupko.com if you have questions.

Power Up Your Interventional Pain Coding Webinar Series
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