Coding Essentials for Endocrinology

September 20, 2018 to September 21, 2018

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

  • The teaching objective of this segment is to educate the physician and/or their staff on false claims act and general medical record concepts.
  • The teaching objective of this segment is to educate the physician and/or staff on ICD-10 book formats, conventions and guidelines with the appropriate selection of an ICD-10 code(s) to their highest level of specificity and their relationship to procedural codes, based on chart documentation. 
  • The teaching objective of this segment is to educate the physician and/or their staff on the format, conventions and guidelines in the CPT® book as well as how to select the most specific code for the service(s) or procedure(s) documented and performed during a patient encounter.
  • The teaching objective of this segment is to educate the physician and/or their staff on the structure of the HCPCS book, as well as how to select the appropriate HCPCS codes based on the documentation of services and supplies provided during a patient encounter.
  • The teaching objective of this segment is to educate the physician and/or their staff on principles of modifiers and how they provide added specificity of a service or procedure during a patient encounter.   
  • This segment focuses on applying the coding guidelines for common endocrine diagnosis and procedures.
  • The teaching objective of this segment is to define medical necessity and discuss commercial and federal auditors objectives.
  • The teaching objective of this segment is to educate the physician and/or their staff on the classification and various levels of evaluation and management services based on the CPT® book guidelines.
  • The teaching objective of this segment is to educate the physician and/or staff on the key components in an evaluation and management service and define the documentation requirements for the various levels of service.  This segment will also provide a detail description of the differences in the 1995 and 1997 evaluation and management guidelines.   
  • The teaching objective of this segment is to educate the physician and/or staff on the key components in an evaluation and management service and define the documentation requirements for the various levels of service.  This segment will also provide a detail description of the differences in the 1995 and 1997 evaluation and management guidelines.   
  • The teaching objective of this segment is to educate the physician and/or staff on the appropriate calculation of the three key components and discuss the necessity of clear and appropriate documentation.   
  • Analyze endocrine specific notes and determine correct diagnosis, E/M and modifier codes based on Medicare’s guidelines.
Additional information
Available for MOC Points?: 
No
Practice Area: 
Coding/Practice Mgmt
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.25 AMA
  • 11.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/20/2018
Course expires: 
07/21/2019
Event starts: 
09/20/2018 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
09/21/2018 - 6:00pm
Cost:
$0.00

Advanced Endocrine Coding Day 1

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                 Elemental Medical Coding

10:00 – 11:45 a.m.              Introduction to ICD-10-CM (Diagnosis) Coding Concepts

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.                 Introduction to CPT® Coding Concepts

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.                   Introduction to HCPCS Coding Concepts

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.                   Introduction to Commonly Used Modifiers in Endocrinology  

3:00 – 4:00 pm                     Hands on Coding Exercises

Advanced Endocrine Coding Day 2

9:00 – 10:00 am                  Medical Necessity in the Medical Record and Why It’s Important                           

10:00 - 11:00 a.m                Classifications and Levels of Evaluation and Management                       

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.              History, Exam, And Medical Decision Making:  Part 1                                                                    

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                   History, Exam, And Medical Decision Making:  Part 2

2:00- 3:00 pm                      Calculations Levels of an Evaluation and Management Service

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.                   Hands on Exercises                               

4:00 –6:00p.m                     AACE Certified Endocrine Coder (AACE-CEC) Examination

Mount Laurel, NJ
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 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 11.25 AMA
  • 11.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/20/2018
Course expires: 
07/21/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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