CMS Guidelines and Reimbursement For EM Office Services and Teaching Physician Documentation

Product Id : HE48
Instructor : Jan Rasmussen
Oct 11, 2018 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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Guidelines for Teaching Physicians, Interns and Residents

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS’) proposed 2019 Evaluation and Management (E/M) documentation changes will significantly alter how you code, document and audit your claims. Unless you are prepared, your reimbursement could be at significant risk.

Although the goal of these changes is to streamline how E/M services are processed by reducing documentation requirements, they could also put you at increased liability, risk and further complicate your medical communications and ability to get paid. The answer is to be prepared and to modify your processes before the new rule go-live date.

But where should you start? Preparation starts with the right information and knowledge at your disposal. This webinar by expert speaker Jan Rasmussen, PCS, ACS-GI, ACS-OB will offer some practical, easy-to-understand advice and help you understand what the CMS proposed 2019 E/M documentation changes will mean to you. It will help you stop reimbursement reductions by evaluating your billing process now.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clearly understand what CMS’s proposed 2019 E/M documentation changes will mean to you
  • Plan for reimbursement changes that could result based on E/M modifications
  • Avoid common risks associated with billing based on time alone
  • Overcome the issues related to billing based solely on decision making
  • Identify new G code for non-surgical practices to improve claim accuracy and payments
  • Understand risks and benefits from new teaching physician documentation changes
  • Stop reimbursement reductions by evaluating your billing process now
  • Understand payment for physician services in teaching settings
  • Learn about general and E/M documentation guidelines

Who should attend?

This training will be beneficial for all practices that currently provide and bill for E/M services. Attendees should already have a solid understanding of E/M service documentation requirements to maximize the usefulness of this training.

  • Medical Billers
  • Medical Coders
  • Office Managers
  • Coding Compliance Officers & Auditors
  • Physicians working in Academic Medical Centers (Teaching Hospitals)
Speaker Profile:

Jan Rasmussen - PCS, ACS-GI, ACS-OB is a healthcare consultant with more than 30 years of experience in physician billing, reimbursement and compliance. She is a former board member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). As a member of the AAPC, Rasmussen previously served on the AAPC Advisory Board as the liaison to the American Medical Association (AMA).

Jan was a board member and Regional Governor for ACMCS. She has been a guest speaker for the AAPC annual conference and previously contributed to the development of AAPC's independent study and university education programs.

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