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Billing on Time: Counseling/Coordination of Care and Prolonged Services

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET (1:00 – 2:00 pm CT)

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Summary

When choosing an Evaluation and Management (E & M) code, physicians and non-physician practitioners can use "complexity" or time. This session will present the documentation requirements for choosing the E & M code based on time and the additional requirements for billing prolonged services.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Define counseling/coordination and prolonged services and the associated documentation requirements.

2. Apply these billing concepts to hospice and palliative care settings.

Presented by

Jean Acevedo, CHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC
Acevedo Consulting Incorporated
Delray Beach, FL

Jean Acevedo, CHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC, President and Senior Consultant for Acevedo Consulting Inc., has worked with physicians and nurse practitioners of hospice and palliative care programs since 2001. Her insight into the nuances of the industry in relation to physician coding has been an indispensable asset for the firm's clients.

She has over 30 years of health care experience spanning from hospital to home health and hospice to physician practice management. Jean has a particular expertise in coding, chart audits and documentation and compliance and has been an expert witness in civil litigation as well as federal fraud cases. She is a frequently sought after speaker as she combines a wealth of industry knowledge with a charismatic presentation style.

She has served as a speaker at the annual conferences of AAHPM and NHPCO, is a workshop presenter for the American Academy of Professional Coders; sits on the Steering Committee to develop specialty exams, a member of the Advisory Board for Parses, Inc., an instructor at Florida Atlantic University, and a member of several Coding Institute Editorial Advisory Boards. Jean has been a participant in CMS' Medicare Provider Feedback Group, CMS Division of Provider Information Planning and Development since 2007 and is a member of the Jurisdiction 9 MAC's Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group.

Registration Fee

$149 for members and $169 for non-members

Cancellation Policy

$20 Cancellation fee. No refunds 72 hours prior to the webinar.

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