NEW! Breast Coding Sat, Sep 29 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Accurate CPT coding of breast procedures can be challenging and sometimes confusing. Often multiple codes are used to describe a complex breast procedure. The codes themselves may only describe part of a procedure, or overlap with each other, further hampering choice of the proper code.

This panel will clarify the coding of many common breast surgical procedures. It includes coding guidelines for primary reconstruction through revision surgery, for both autologous and implant based reconstructions. It describes a work-based approach to breast coding, which can simplify code selection when no single code multiple times, or add modifiers to best describe the procedure will be reviewed.

Proper breast coding can help optimize reimbursement, limit costly insurance denials, and protect your practice from third-party payor audits.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the CPT codes used to describe common breast reconstructive procedures.
  2. Discuss coding of complex procedures requiring multiple codes and/or modifiers to describe.
  3. List codes requiring specific documentation in the op note to guide code selection.
  4. Develop a rationale for code choice based on physician work.

Program Subject to Change.

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

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.