After this webinar you will be able to confidently code breast procedures, from the mastectomy portion to the reconstructions. We will discuss the difference between capsulectomy and capsulotomy and review when they can be coded separately.
- Recognize the different mastectomy techniques
- identify breast terminology
- Determine what can and can not be reported together during reconstructions
- Recognize what is included in each type of breast procedure
Deanna Upston, CPMA, CPC, COSC, CCS
Deanna is a Senior Coding Quality Auditor for The Haugen Consulting Group with over 20 years of health care industry experience. Her introduction was through medical assisting, which she enjoyed for several years. Once she was established at a surgeon’s office, she started coding their surgical cases and discovered that was her favorite part of the day.
Deanna has experience working on the professional fee side of coding, audit, education and compliance serving coders and physicians. She has put together multiple education sessions for both provider and coder. She also has experience working as an analyst in which she validated the integrity of editing logic during the implementation of claim scrubbing software. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), and Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder (COSC).
The CEUs will expire on October 20, 2023. The webinar video will be available until October 20, 2024.
This webinar has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.