WEBINAR: E/M Coding for Physicians, Hospitals & Telemedicine

How do Physicians and Hospitals use E/M codes? Why is E/M coding for Telemedicine different? What difficulties are there with E/M Coding for the ED? To answer these questions and more, come join us for this educational Webinar.

Webinar Objectives: 
review the E/M codes as they appear in the CPT Manual
discuss establishing an E/M coding audit and audit program
identify the difference between ‘new’ versus ‘established’ patients for physicians and hospitals
discuss physician and hospital coding for incident-to billing
recognize the differences in E/M coding for ER physicians and provider-based clinic physicians both primary care and specialty
discuss the physician E/M documentation guidelines
review the compliance challenges faced by both physicians and hospitals for E/M coding and the “-25” modifier
recognize how to make changes to accommodate CMS’s dropping the use of the consultation codes
discuss the special situation of E/M coding for telemedicine
explain how electronic health record systems create challenges for developing proper documentation to support E/M coding

Webinar Topics:
o E/M Coding Under RBRVS
o E/M Coding Under APCs
o E/M Coding For Telemedicine
o E/M Codes – General Categories
o Physician Use of E/M Codes
o Electronic Health Record Systems
E/M Coding Guidelines
o Physician Guidelines
o Hospital Developed Guidelines
o Variations for ED and Provider-Based Clinics
o Consultation Code Issues and the “-AI” Modifier
CMS Coding System Principles and Guidance
o CMS Guidelines
o CMS Audit Criteria
o CMS Expectations
o Special Circumstances For Telemedicine Services
Planning An E/M Coding Audit
o Overall Objective
o Number of Cases For Selection
o Stratification of E/M Levels
o Use of OIG’s RAT-STATS Program
o Audit Guidelines
o Developing Recommendations
o Assessing Impact of Electronic Health Record Computer Systems
o Report Writing and Recommendations
Case Studies/Exercises
Sources for Further Information

Target Audience:
Clinic Managers, Clinic Administrators, Coding Personnel, Billing and Claims Transaction Personnel, Nursing Staff, Clinical Service Area Personnel, Chargemaster Coordinators, Financial Analysts, Compliance Personnel, Physicians, Non-Physician Practitioners, Healthcare Auditors and Other Interested Personnel

Faculty: Duane C. Abbey

Duane Abbey is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey Consultants, based in Ames, Iowa. For over twenty years Abbey & Abbey, Consultants, Inc. has provided superior healthcare consulting services to hospitals, hospital systems, physicians, medical clinics and integrated delivery systems.  In addition to his consulting, Dr. Abbey has been an invited presenter for hospital associations, medical societies, and other groups. He has also published both articles and books on health care topics. Dr. Abbey earned his graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Iowa State University.

Attendance Hours: 
Nursing participants: This webinar has been approved for 1.8 contact hours by the Iowa Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number 339.
All other participants: Must attend the entire Webinar and complete a Webinar critique to receive a 1.5 Hour Attendance Certificate.

11/15/2017 10:00 AM - 11/15/2017 11:30 AM
United States


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11/15/2017 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11/15/2017 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11/15/2017 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11/15/2017 10:00 AM

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