Join us for this informative webinar to give second sight to coding for procedures on the eyes and ears. Our exploration of the senses begins with a review of anatomy pertinent to code assignment and an overview of common ocular procedures such as cataract extraction, glaucoma surgery, vitrectomy, strabismus surgery, and nasolacrimal probing. We will then take an anatomical journey from external to inner ear, covering procedures such as myringotomy, tympanoplasty, ossicular chain reconstruction, and cochlear implants. All of this and more as you look and listen!
- Identify the acronyms OD and OS
- Assign codes for resection and recession of extraocular muscles
- Determine when to assign a code for cerumen removal
- Recognize the bones that make up the ossicular chain
Deanna Upston, RHIA, CPC, CPMA, PMP
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).