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Telemedicine, Virtual Visits and Digital E/M Services: an Update

For 2020, CPT® and CMS have expanded on the non-face to face services physicians and nonphysician practitioners can provide.   The recently passed ‘‘Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020” waived certain Medicare requirements for the provision of telemedicine.   Join us as and learn what is available as we untangle this web of opportunities.

March 24 at 12:15pmEDT ~ Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7227297043071945485

March 26 at 3:15pmEDT ~ Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7227297043071945485

Presented by: Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC, AAPC Fellow

Overview of Key Legislative and Regulatory Issues

On January 14, 2020, NORM’s consultants at Hart Health Strategies, Inc. will provide an overview of key legislative and regulatory issues facing rheumatology practices and patients. During this webinar, NORM members will hear about current legislative issues, such as drug pricing, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and Medicare reimbursement, as well as an update on the 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule and other key regulations. Subject matter experts will be on hand to take your questions following the presentation.

January 14, 2020 at 12:15pmEST Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2621882637201203468


 

AAPC – CRHC Webinars
January – June

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

2020 Rheumatology Medicare and Coding Update

During this informative session, you will learn about the 2020 CPT and Medicare changes for Rheumatology. Learn about the latest Medicare changes and CPT code revisions, deletions and additions that will affect you in 2020 and beyond.

January 21, 2020 at 12:15pmEST Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/108377065560791053

January 23, 2020 at 3:15pmEST Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1079806583817185037

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.5 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


Appropriate Use Criteria (Advanced Imaging)

Before ordering any advanced imaging for a Medicare patient, the provider must consult a clinical support mechanism (DCSM) and report if the test meets “appropriate use criteria”, or not. This webinar is intended to provide you with the information you need to be able to order MRIs, CTs, PET and Nuclear Medical Studies for Medicare patients.

March 17, 2020 at 12:15pmEST ~ Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5253523036748276235

March 19, 2020 at 3:15pmEST ~ Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8193419217328757259

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


Documenting Medical Necessity

As the scope of services – diagnostic and therapeutic – have expanded for Rheumatologists, the importance of knowing the payers’ requirements grows so you can “keep the money.” This webinar is intended to help you know how to document the medical necessity of the services you provide.

April 14, 2020 12:15pmEST ~ Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8637550446694488331

April 16, 2020 3:15pmEST ~ Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8077782479923998475

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

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.


Continue to “See” Your Patients Without Increasing Health Risks

• Learn the services and codes to bill for virtual visits

• Know when to use them and what’s required

• How to document an e-visit vs. telephone visit vs. telehealth

June 9, 2020 at 12:15pmEST ~ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7466823453839814668

June 11 2020 at 3:15pmEST ~ https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5107517791237189388

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

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.


Rheumatology Case Studies from an Auditors Perspective

In this webinar we will identify the most common issues that lead to coding discrepancies and different code assignment patterns among coders and providers.

June 16, 2020 12:15pmEST ~ Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/767438629608809995

June 18, 2020 3:15pmEST ~ Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7958555837054630923

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

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.

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.

Current Trends In Medicare Audits: Where Does Your Practice Stand?

It is often now said that it’s not a matter of “if” your practice will have an audit or investigation, but “when.” Would your staff know what to do and how to react if the OIG or a fraud investigator appeared at your front desk? This webinar will review why this might happen, your rights, and some common sense steps that should be taken should your practice have the dubious distinction of being chosen.

October 6, 2020 at 12:15pmEST ~ Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3832971605848850189

October 8, 2020 at 3:15pmEST ~ Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4280412365214479884

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


Upcoming 2021 E/M Changes

Effective January 1, 2021, how you choose the level of service for office visits is changing. This webinar will help you understand the importance of time and medical decision making as you say goodbye to history and exam elements from a coding perspective.

December 8, 2020 12:15pmEST ~ Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3438061114012564748

December 10, 2020 3:15pmEST ~ Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4901644131489406476

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

 

  • As a speaker at the first ad hoc meeting of rheumatology practice managers gathered in a single small room at its infancy a decade ago, I’m amazed to see how NORM has blossomed into a high energy organization of depth and professional meetings with parallel break-out symposia between plenary sessions. NORM has truly come of age. This is where the “business” of rheumatology gets learned. The ”guildmanship” for rheumatology practice management is now strong.- Paul H. Caldron, DO, FACP, FACR, MBA, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
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