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AMDA Long Term Care Medicine - 2014


105 - Everything You Wanted to Know about Billing and Coding in Long-Term Care


Feb 27, 2014 8:00am ‐ Feb 27, 2014 11:30am

Standard: $24.00

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Accreditation
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this Internet Enduring Material 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 Current Procedural Technology (CPT™) 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.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Describe benefits and burdens of artificial nutrition and hydration.
  • Enhance understanding of emotional and spiritual issues at the end-of-life.
  • Describe how hospice and nursing homes can work together productively.
  • Identify organizational barriers to improving end-of-life care and describe practical policies to promote better end of life care.

Speaker(s):
Alva S. Baker, III, MD, CMD; Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD

Disclosure(s):
None

Reference(s):
None

Speaker(s):

  • Alva S. Baker, MD, HMDC, CMDR, Chief Medical Officer, Hospice of Washington County

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