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Deciphering an Operative Report

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual - PMI

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The operative report is the legal account of the procedure(s) performed in a medical surgery for documentation and compliance. It tells the story of what was done and supports the medical necessity of the treatment administered. While the information contained in an operative report may not be relative to all that utilize it, having a clear understanding of its contents, medical terminology, and identifying parts will allow billing and coding staff to efficiently use the operative report for the purposes of billing, coding, and compliance.

Participants will learn:

  • The components of the operative report
  • How to use the procedures performed as a guide
  • What documentation is needed for assistants at surgery
  • How to identify the important pieces in the procedure description
  • What to do when there is conflicting information documented
  • How to use the operative report as part of your appeal
  • Assignment of modifiers to highlight the exceptions
  • Requirements needed for addendums and signatures

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