In just this year alone, codes for reporting urine drug screenings have changed three times.
And since this is a vital part of pain management protocol, it is important that you and your facility are compliant. Compliance is paramount with the recent code changes, legal issues surrounding frequencies, lab incentives and medical necessity.
Join expert speaker, Quita W. Edwards , RT®, CPC, COSC, CPC-I, in this 60-minute webinar as she:
- Shares recent information on recent policy and code changes for urine drug screening including information from the OIG and CMS concerning proper protocol for lab selection and participations
- Provides aids to assist you in assessing your internal procedures for compliance including ordering, performing and billing urine drug screens
- Helps you understanding how to code correctly, given recent code changes
- Makes you realize the importance of office protocol concerning urine drug screens
- Helps you understand the role of a compliance officer and the importance of policies and procedures concerning urine drug screens within you practice
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Quita W. Edwards , RT®, CPC, COSC, CPC-I
Quita has over 28 years experience in the orthopedic specialty and Medical Coding. She was employed with Forsyth Street Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Centers in Macon Georgia for 22 years. She is owner and CEO of an independent billing company and is an independent contractor for coding, auditing and educational services. She holds a specialty certification in Orthopaedic Surgery and is an AAPC licensed PMCC instructor teaching the Medical Coding Curriculum.
Quita is a national workshop presenter for AAPC and The Coding Institute among other where she is responsible for continued education for all aspects of CPT, ICD-9, ICD-10, Evaluation and Management, Auditing, Compliance, and Professional Development.
She is a member of the Central Georgia Local Chapter of AAPC and served as president elect in 2005, President in 2006, and education officer in 2007 and 2008. Quita is a member of the American Health Information Management Association, The Georgia Association of Orthopaedic Executives, and had a two year membership with Macon State Toastmasters International.