Documentation Appraisal Workshop: Find Errors with Opportunities, October 23, 2017, Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, VA US
October 23, 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

  • Define types of federal auditing organizations and briefly discuss what can trigger audits.     
  • Discuss common errors found in audits and provide solutions to alleviate the errors.
  • Define and discuss Medicare’s national and local coverage determinations on common endocrine procedures and services such as Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT), Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), Vitamin D, HGBA1C, thyroid and lipid testing.
  • Define and discuss the types of evaluation and management codes reported by physicians based on location and provide the elements required for each level visit based on CPT® guidelines. 
  • Define and discuss the key components (history, exam and medical decision-making) in an E/M visit utilizing endocrine specific examples and explanations for 95 and 97 E/M guidelines.      
  •  Define and discuss the key components (history, exam and medical decision-making) in an E/M visit utilizing endocrine specific examples and explanations for 95 and 97 E/M guidelines.      
  • This hands on exercise will provide attendees the opportunity to discuss the necessity of clear and appropriate documentation using real life endocrine notes and auditing principles.   
Additional information
Available for MOC Points?: 
No
Practice Area: 
Diabetes
Hypoglycemia
Obesity
General Endo
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA
  • 5.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/23/2017
Course expires: 
10/23/2018
Event starts: 
10/23/2017 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
10/23/2017 - 4:00pm
Cost:
$0.00

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                      Who, What and Whys of Chart Audits

    9:30 – 10:00 a.m.                    Looking at Errors for Opportunities of Improvement

   10:00 - 10:30 a.m.                   Rules and Regulations to Document By 

   10:30 – 11:00 a.m.                  Overview of Evaluation and Management (E/M) Codes

   11:00 – 12:00 p.m.                  Part 1:  Documentation Directs E/M Levels

   1:00 – 2:30 p.m.                      Part 2:  Documentation Directs E/M Levels

   2:45 – 4:00 p.m.                      Endocrine Note Dissection

        

Hampton Inn and Suites
5821 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22303
United States

Vanessa M Lankford, CPC-Practice Management Coordinator, AACE, 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 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA
  • 5.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/23/2017
Course expires: 
10/23/2018

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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