Bridge the Gaps in Coding & Collections for Endocrinology, Pleasanton, CA, July 15, 2017

Pleasanton, CA US
July 15, 2017

CMS and third party insurance payers are spending millions of dollars investigating physician billing practices and the federal government is recovering billions of dollars in healthcare fraud related settlements and judgments through the False Claims Act.  A large percentage of these recovery efforts are due to miscoding of claims, misunderstanding of policies, rules and regulations.  This coding course focuses on current coding and billing guidelines for services and procedures commonly performed by endocrinologists. This course will provide education and hands on activities to learn how to get reimbursed for the services and procedures clinicians provide patients.

Target Audience

Physicians, Billers, Coders, Office Staff, Practice/ Office Administrators, Non-Physician Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze common endocrine signs, symptoms and diagnosis that require specific documentation to report and discuss how to capture ICD10 codes to the highest level of specificity.  Review the coding conventions and guidelines of ICD10.
  • Define modifiers commonly used in endocrinology and the required documentation to support their use when submitting claims. Define the top modifiers reported and why this could lead to an audit.
  • Educate on correct coding and documentation of ultrasound guided fine needle aspirations and multiple nodules aspirated. Review various coding scenarios and discuss opportunities in documentation improvement.
  • Define and discuss causes of denials and inappropriate reimbursements with carriers.
  • Review common gaps in the coding, billing and collection process and discuss ways to be more efficient, productive and compliant.
Additional information
Available for MOC Points?: 
No
Practice Area: 
Coding/Practice Mgmt
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AMA
  • 4.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/15/2017
Course expires: 
07/15/2018
Event starts: 
07/15/2017 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
07/15/2017 - 3:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
8:30 - 9:00Registration and Opening
9:00 - 11:00Document First and Select Codes Second
Analyze common endocrine signs, symptoms and diagnosis that require specific documentation to report and discuss how to capture ICD10 codes to the highest level of specificity. Review the coding conventions and guidelines of ICD10.
11:00 - 11:15Morning break
11:15 - NoonMastering the Modifier Maze to Obtain Appropriate Reimbursement
Define modifiers commonly used in endocrinology and the required documentation to support their use when submitting claims. Define the top modifiers reported and why this could lead to an audit.
12:00 - 1:00Lunch Break (Provided to Attendees)
1:00 - 1:45Fine Needle Aspirations
Educate on correct coding and documentation of ultrasound guided fine needle aspirations and multiple nodules aspirated. Review various coding scenarios and discuss opportunities in documentation improvement.
1:45 - 2:30Why is this service “Not Medically Necessary”?
Define and discuss causes of denials and inappropriate reimbursements with carriers.
2:30 - 3:00Missed Opportunities in the Office
Review common gaps in the coding, billing and collection process and discuss ways to be more efficient, productive and compliant.
Residence Inn
11920 Dublin Canyon Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
United States

Vanessa M Lankford, CPC-Practice Management Coordinator

AACE, Jacksonville, FL

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 4.75 AMA
  • 4.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/15/2017
Course expires: 
07/15/2018

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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