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 Practice Management Webinar Recordings

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Understanding Causation and Return to Work Issues in Workers' Compensation

Recorded November 2013

Understanding the Workers' Compensation system and its impact on the care of your patients can improve your treatment outcomes. This course will focus on how to determine causation for workplace injuries and how to develop effective return-to-work approaches.

  • Understand the 5 primary issues in occupational health / workers' compensation cases
  • Understand how panel members determine causation with reproducible methods
  • Develop methodology for return to work and transitional programs
  • Improvement in communication skills between all stakeholders in the workers' compensation arena: employer, employee, physician, insurance adjustor, attorney


J. Mark Melhorn, MD and Jay F. Pomerance, MD

Modifier Update for Hand Surgeons Webinar

Recorded May 2012

Modifiers are critical to successful reimbursement and present many challenges to the Hand Surgeon in ensuring accurate coding and reimbursement. This webinar is presented at the request of the ASSH Business of Hand Surgery Committee to address common modifiers to facilitate appropriate application in the hand surgeon's practice.

Are you having difficulty being paid for both procedures when modifier 50 is appended? Are you unsure when to report an E&M with a minor procedure? Do you know the difference between modifiers 58 and 78? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this webinar is for you! Common hand related scenarios will be used to illustrate general modifier principles.

  • Discuss proper use of modifiers according to AMA CPT rules.
  • Understand the need to potentially differentiate usage dependent on payor rules.
  • Demonstrate accurate claims format submission.
Mary LeGrand and Margi Maley, KarenZupko & Associates

Crash Course in Meaningful Use: A Practical Guide for Hand Surgeons and Their Staff Webinar

Recorded November 2012

This fast-paced 60-minute webinar explains the components of Meaningful Use geared for hand surgeons specifically. A practical session focused on hand surgeons, Meaningful Use is broken down to its simplest terms and presented in a “what do I really need to know to earn the incentive.” Whether you are already in the process of achieving Meaningful Use or are considering Meaningful Use for future years, this webinar is for you.

After attending this webinar, attendees should be able to:
  • Explain what Meaningful Use means, who qualifies for the program and how much incentive dollars are available.
  • Implement the 15 Core Objectives as it relates to hand surgery practices.
  • Incorporate the 10 Menu Set Objectives as it relates to hand surgeons.
  • Register and Attest for Meaningful Use on the CMS website by the deadline.
The product includes a recording of the webinar including the PowerPoint presentation, and an informative resource guide.
Cheyenne Brinson, MBA, CPA has written many articles for ASSH's Business of Hand Surgery newsletter and has presented at the ASSH Annual Meeting. She is a popular instructor for AAOS and national courses, and is an expert in emerging topics, including e-Prescribing, PQRS and the Red Flags Rule.

Current Coding Challenges Webinar Recording

Recorded June 2012
Whether the procedure is done endoscopically or open - or requires accurate use of unlisted code - there is no doubt that hand surgery cases are challenging. In this session, surgeons will gain insight into how to improve their documentation. Staff will find specific coding advice and result in improving appeal techniques.


  • Accurately report open, endoscopic or unlisted CPT codes.
  • Determine proper use of modifiers and differentiate usage depending on the payor.
  • Understand how to incorporate ASSH or AAOS Global Services Guide into their practice.
Topics on the agenda include:
  • Hypothenar flaps
  • E & M services with fracture care
  • Injection coding
  • Suspension interposition arthroplasty
  • Hardware removal
  • Modifiers 51, 59 and finger modifiers
Question and answer time is built in to this 60 minute webinar.
Mary LeGrand, RN, MA, CCS-P, CPC, KarenZupko & Associates has conducted the Coding & Reimbursement course at the ASSH Annual Meeting for over 10 years. She is a popular instructor for AAOS, AAO and ACS and has a strong clinical background as a Registered Nurse and Certified Coder.

Maximizing Reimbursement Webinar Recording

Recorded October 2011
Physicians will learn:
  • What contractual components enable the highest reimbursement for the healthcare entity and physicians?
  • How the Relative Value Units (RVUs) calculation is used to measure and maximize value, and why it’s important to understand Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) related to claim denials and quantify their overall value.
  • How ancillary services and referrals contribute to overall value, and applying this value in the negotiation process between physician and healthcare entity.
  • What to look for when partnering with a healthcare entity. For example, are there systems in place to correctly and easily track RVUs? Are EOBs accessible for physician review? Are the reimbursements transparent and available for the physician to review and provide feedback?
  • Is the healthcare entity doing their best to provide the appropriate insurance for physicians to practice, the latest technology and sound protocols, innovation for growth, etc…?
  • Indicators of a beneficial partnership for both the physicians and the healthcare entity.
    What are some of the important points to consider and include with regard to an “exit” strategy for the physician and healthcare entity?
About the presenters:
Karen Branick, Orion Advisory has worked with teams of healthcare professionals, coaching them in applying process improvement tools throughout their organizations. Karen's experience comes from working with Cardinal Health, Florida Power & Light Company and TECO Energy.

Mary LeGrand, RN, MA, CCS-P, CPC, KarenZupko & Associates has conducted the Coding & Reimbursement course at the ASSH Annual Meeting for over 10 years. She is a popular instructor for AAOS, AAO and ACS and has a strong clinical background as a Registered Nurse and Certified Coder.