Efficient Reading of an Operative Report

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW20F0667

  • Components of the operative report
  • Using the procedures performed as a guide
  • What documentation is needed for assistants at surgery
  • Identifying the important pieces in the procedure description
  • What to do when there is conflicting information documented
  • Using the operative report as part of your appeal

Overview of the webinar

The operative report is the legal account of the procedure(s) performed in a medical surgery for documentation and compliance. The operative report also is used by billing and coding staff to assign the appropriate diagnoses codes, CPT® codes, and modifiers. While the information contained in an operative report may not be relative to all that utilize it, having a clear understanding of its contents, and identifying the pieces, will allow billing and coding staff to efficiently use the operative report for the purposes of billing, coding, and compliance.

Who should attend?

  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practioners
  • Billers
  • Coders
  • Administrators
  • Medical Assistants
  • Auditors
  • Reimbursement Specialist
  • Collectors
  • Surgery Schedular
  • Claims Processer
  • Claims Adjuster

Why should you attend?

Anyone billing and coding surgical cases must understand the documentation for the procedures performed. This session will take a look at the pieces of the operative report for a full understanding of the information that it supplies.

  • Physician education
  • Staff education
  • Compliance
  • Charge Capture
  • Claims processing
  • Appeals

Faculty - Ms.Lynn Anderanin

Senior Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She is a  former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served on several other boards for the AAPC. She is also the founder of her local chapter of the AAPC. Her experience is primarily in the specialties of Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Hematology/Oncology. She has been a speaker for many conferences, including the AAPC National Conferences and Workshops, Community Colleges, audio conferences, and Local Chapters. Lynn became a CPC in 1993, and a Certified Instructor in 2002, and a Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder in 2009.

06-26-2020 - Efficient Reading of an Operative Report.pdf


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