Top Coding Issues Impacting GI Practices in 2019

Dates: March 5, 2019

This one-hour webinar will provide your practice with a current look into the top coding issues impacting gastroenterology and the tips and solutions for economic survival. Accurate documentation, validation of medical necessity and clean claims are the key to success. Excellent resource for physicians/providers, managers, coders, schedulers, pre-authorization / utilization review coordinators, and clinical staff members.

This webinar will address the following questions and give clarity on these coding items:

  • Does your documentation support medical necessity from start to finish?
  • Screening vs. Diagnostic Colonoscopy: Documentation tips for the provider when symptoms are present in a patient that is due for screening colonoscopy.
  • Modifier 52 versus 53: Understand the differences between a discontinued procedure versus a reduced service and how they may affect discontinued screening colonoscopy.
  • Moderate Sedation: Does your medical record have the documentation needed to support billing G0500?
  • Endoscopy Challenges with Modifier 59: Does your documentation support a separate lesion and technique for billing multiple endoscopies? 
  • Modifier 25: Is the visit significantly separate from the procedure billed on the same day?
  • ICD-10 Tips: EHR pitfalls associated with selecting the most accurate and specific ICD-10 codes. 




Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CGCS, CPMA, ICDCT-CM  
AskMueller Consulting, LLC

Kristin is a national consultant with over 15 years of coding and billing experience. This includes Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Immunology/Rheumatology, Hematology, and Hospitalist specialties, plus seminar instruction, auditing and on-site consulting. Her background includes extensive experience in a teaching university. She currently is a full-time consultant/trainer with AskMueller Consulting, LLC. Her presentations have included organizations such as AGA and ASGE. She is a Certified Professional Medical Auditor and Certified ICD-10 trainer. She is the co-author of several workbooks and programs specific to Gastroenterology. She also answers the coding hotline for ASGE.