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Long Term Care Medicine-2011


A40 - Update on Billing and Coding


Mar 24, 2011 8:00am ‐ Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm

Standard: $24.00

Description

Accreditation
The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The American Medical Directors Association designates
this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDCP Credit Designation:
This session has been approved for a total of 3.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

Session Description:
Choosing the correct CPT code for Evaluation and Management Services performed in settings where providers perform such services is frequently confusing and challenging to physician and non-physician providers. However, the process for correctly choosing the appropriate code is straightforward. Extensive resources are available to assist providers in this process. This session will provide detailed information about the correct process for accurately establishing the appropriate CPT billing code for services provided in a variety of settings, including the nursing home, assisted living facilities, and patients' homes.

Learning Objectives(s):

  • Define the process of selecting the appropriate Evaluation and Management codes for services provided in the nursing home, assisted living and home settings.
  • Delineate the CPT codes and supporting documentation used for billing E&M services rendered in these settings.
  • Discuss coding and billing issues related to the use of physician extenders (physician assistants, nurse practitioners, etc.).
  • Define resources available to practitioners for use in the coding and billing processes.

Speakers(s):
Alva S. Baker, III, MD, CMD; Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD; Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD

Disclosure(s):
Alva S. Baker, III, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.
Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.
Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.

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