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AAPC - CRHC Webinars: January - June

2021 Rheumatology Medicare and Coding Update

During this informative session, you will learn about the 2021 CPT and Medicare changes for Rheumatology. Learn about the latest Medicare changes and CPT code revisions, deletions and additions that will affect you in 2021 and beyond.

January 12 at 12:15pm EST Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7402455848907042317

January 14 at 3:15pm EST Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1270666417777030925

Source for AUC delayed until 1/1/2022 – https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Appropriate-Use-Criteria-Program

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Presenter: Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC, AAPC Fellow


How Medical Necessity Works Hand In Hand with 2021 E&M Changes

You have heard the buzz and put into process workflow and documentation changes for the E&M documentation guidelines by AMA for 2021 for office visits, but have you considered the overarching factor of Medical Necessity? Since 2004, the CMS Claim’s Processing Manual has boasted medical necessity is the overarching factor as opposed to the volume of documentation and as of January 1, 2021 this statement has not been deleted, revised, altered in any shape- form- or fashion. Is there something more to the story you are missing out? Does CMS have a different expectation on the quality of documentation than does the AMA? This webinar will consider these questions and provide not only the answers, but the rationale for explaining this pivotal point of 2021 Documentation Guidelines to your providers.

February 9 at 12:15pm EST Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1615825108102481165

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Presenter: Shannon DeConda, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC, CMSCS


A Look at Rheumatology Office Visit Documentation: How the new 2021 guidelines are impacting coding

We know that only a medically appropriate history and/or exam are required for office visit coding. But, that does not mean that a chief complaint and good history of present illness aren’t important. We’ll compare the impact of a point-and-click HPI with that of one documented in a narrative fashion on determining complexity. While the new E/M Office Visit requirements are significantly less complicated than prior E/M requirements, ensuring that your documentation paints an easily understood picture of a patient’s presenting problem(s) is more critical than ever. This session will discuss and provide examples to help physicians, coders and nonphysician practitioners understand how to apply the AMA’s MDM Table to the clinical note.

March 9 at 12:15pm EST ~ Registration Link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4515089935855839501

March 11 at 3:15pm EST ~ Registration Link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4124183865367537165

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Presenter: Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC, AAPC Fellow


Split-Shared and Incident-to services in 2021

AMA has now published guidance addressing combined office service times between provider types. Does this change make split-shared services in the office place of service acceptable? And speaking of, a refresher of the confusing guidance of incident-to is always a welcomed session. This webinar will include a PDF take away tool for reference and provide case scenarios for applicability.

April 20 at 12:15pmEST ~ Registration Link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3594816295727294221

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Presenter: Shannon DeConda, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC, CMSCS


Incident-to Rules to Live By

Without sufficient numbers of rheumatologists to care for their patients, nonphysician practitioners continue to play an important role when it comes to patient access to care in this important specialty.  As more rheumatology practices employ nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants, understanding the rules of Incident-to billing has become a priority.  With this has come Medicare and other payer audits as they search for claims that do not meet the requirements for reporting the NP/PA services under a physician as reported  In this session, we will review the basics of incident-to billing, some real life examples and the most recent information from a variety of MACs.

May 11 at 12:15pmEST

May 13 at 3:15pmEST

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Presenter: Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC, AAPC Fellow


 

AAPC - CRHC Webinars: July-December

Presented in partnership with NORM and Acevedo Consulting.
Thank you to Myriad (Crescendo Bioscience) for your support in the past.

Diagnosis Coding & Social Determinants of Health: The Impact on E/M MDM

When ICD-10 was introduced some in the coding industry found it interesting to see that there are diagnosis codes to explain certain factors, such as why a patient was only taking every other dose of a prescribed medication. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it became crystal clear that certain SoDH were having a negative impact on sections of our society relative to the frequency of contracting the virus as well as the expected outcomes. These two factors have brought the importance of understanding how social determinants of health impact the individual as well as health care costs. As we learn the nuances of the new office visit coding requirements, it is not surprising then that this phenomenon is now a consideration when determing the risk of patient manage. During this session, we’ll discuss these factors and provide suggestions to “connecting the dots.”

July 13 at 12:15pmEST Registration Link

July 15 at 3:15pmEST Registration Link

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Presenter: Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC, AAPC Fellow


Injection and Infusion Documentation & Coding

September 14, 2021 at 12:15pmEST Registration Link

September 16, 2021 3:15pmEST Registration Link


Using 2021 Medicare Audit Trends to Prepare for 2022

November 9, 2021 at 12:15pmEST Registration Link

November 11, 2021 at 3:15pmEST Registration Link

 

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