Annual Assembly 2016

Annual Assembly

Coding & Reimbursement: Avoiding Audits and Denials

Wednesday, October 19
8 am-5:45 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside 

Course Director: Scott Horn, DO

Faculty: Linda Duckworth, CPC, CHC; Barry Smith, MD; Jackie Tran, MD

AA_Preconf_Coding_300x250This PM&R-specific, 1-day course is designed to educate physiatrists, physicians’ office managers, and procedural coders about the latest coding and billing issues that have an effect on PM&R practices. The morning session will focus on correct coding of services and procedures to assist practices in securing appropriate reimbursement for physician and practice services from third-party payers and others. Registrants may select an afternoon breakout session to attend at the time of registering for the course. You have the choice of learning more about Advanced Coding for the Interventionalist or Advanced Coding for Inpatient Rehabilitation. If you are not able to attend the morning session, you may register separately to attend one of the afternoon breakout sessions (registration is required).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Effectively incorporate 2016 CPT® coding guidelines into practice.
  • Integrate documentation requirements into progress notes and accurately assign E/M levels for inpatient, outpatient, and nursing facility patient encounters.
  • Gain the knowledge to append modifiers to cases involving E/M services and multiple, bilateral, and bundled procedures, when applicable.
  • Review guidelines and documentation requirements for non-physician practitioner (NPP) billing.
  • Understand when to report an E/M service with injections and other therapeutic procedures with the appropriate modifier.
  • Introduction to ICD-10’s impact on practice with specific tactics on dealing with implementation.
  • Understand proper coding and documentation for the post-acute care setting.
  • Understand proper coding and documentation for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs).
  • Distinguish and apply codes for electromyography and nerve conduction studies, autonomic nerve testing, evoked potentials, and other office-based procedures.
  • Apply techniques for accurately coding interventional and fluoroscopic procedures.

Agenda 

  • Morning Session: Coding and Reimbursement: Avoiding Audits and Denials
    8 am–3:30 pm
    This fast-paced morning session provides exhaustive answers to questions like: “Can I bill for this?” “How do I bill for it?” and “What do I need to document to show what I did?” Whether in private practice or compensated based on RVUs, the answers to these questions are important. This session will stress both complexity and medical necessity in selecting an E/M service, appropriate use of modifiers, and electrodiagnostic coding. This session also includes the most common ICD-10 problems during the first year of implementation.
  • Breakout Session A: Advanced Coding for the Interventionalist
    3:45 pm–5:45 pm
    This information-packed session provides physicians and staff with the comprehensive knowledge and 2016 coding updates needed to accurately code and document spinal injections and other therapeutic procedure cases. Highly customized for outpatient musculoskeletal physiatrists, this session includes real-life case examples and actual clinical scenarios that bring key coding concepts to life.
  • Breakout Session B: Advanced Coding for Inpatient Rehabilitation
    3:45 pm-5:45 pm
    This instructive breakout provides physicians and staff with the comprehensive knowledge and 2016 coding updates needed for post-acute care, including skilled nursing facility (SNF) and inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) coding and documentation. Highly customized for physiatrists who provide care in the post-acute care setting, this session includes real-life case examples and actual clinical scenarios that bring key coding concepts to life.

Who Should Attend?

Physiatrists, physicians’ office managers, and procedural coders who wish to discuss and approach the latest coding and billing issues in an interactive learning environment.

Accreditation

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Faculty and topics subject to change. 


2016 Coding CompanionSpecial offer! Attendees of the Coding & Reimbursement: Avoiding Audits and Denials preconference course can purchase the 2016 PM&R Coding Companion for a discounted price of $99. Take advantage of this offer when you register for the Annual Assembly.