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 management 3.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session provides a review of the most recent payment policies, including CPTTM changes relevant to nursing home services, and discusses lessons learned in their use. Procedural codes, codes with modifiers, coding for care by nurse practitioners, and day-of-death codes are discussed in-depth. Instruction includes case-studies and vignettes as examples and participants are led through a process of determining codes based on modifiers and procedures.
Use the Medicare Carriers Manual as a reference source for defining payment parameters.
Explain the concept of medical necessity as it relates to reimbursement.
Delineate and apply evaluation and management codes for long term care for physicians and other providers.
Speaker(s): Alva S. Baker, III, MD, CMD; Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD
MD, HMDC, CMDR,
Chief Medical Officer,
Hospice of Washington County