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2024 CPT Code Changes 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

January is just around the corner and that means it's time to make sure you are ready for code changes. The CPT codeset includes 230 new codes, 49 deleted codes and 70 changed codes. Tune into our informative webinar on Thursday, December 7th to learn more about all these changes and how to best prepare for them.

ICD-10-CM Guidelines for Coding Symptoms 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Wednesday @ 10:15 AM PST, 11:15 AM MST, 12:15 PM CST, 1:15 PM EST Coding signs and symptoms is an area that has historically been a little problematic. You need to be very careful when reporting a sign or symptom to make sure you are following the rules. Watch this informative webinar which covers the rules, documentation requirements, and new ICD-10-CM codes. There are also some coding examples to help increase your understanding.

Proving Medical Necessity 2023 

by  Ron Short, DC MCS-P CPC

Tuesday @ 10:15 AM PT, 11:15 AM MT, 12:15 PM CT, 1:15 PM Lack of Medical Necessity is the reason commonly used by Medicare and other third-party payers to deny payment for the services that you have performed. But what is medical necessity and how do you prove it? Dr. Ron Short will cover this information in this webinar. In this webinar you will learn: • What is medical necessity • What examinations should you perform to prove medical necessity • How do you report medical necessity in the patient’s documentation • Why re-exams must be conducted every 30 days You can obtain the notes for this webinar by subscribing to my e-mail updates at http://www.chiromedicare.net/mailing-list-signup/ or by following the link provided in my e-mail update. They will be available by the Monday prior to the webinar presentation.

2023 Evaluation and Management Question and Answer 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Thursday @ 10:15 AM PST, 11:15 AM MST, 12:15 PM CST, 1:15 PM EST Get your burning E/M questions answered with this amazing webinar on October 12, 2023. We receive questions all the time, so we took some of the questions that were submitted to us in relation to E/M services and compiled them into this informative webinar covering how to bill resident services, count labs ordered versus reviewed, handling "laundry list" assessment/plan documentation, and more.

2024 ICD-10-CM Annual Updates 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Here's the description: Additions, deletions, and changes, oh my. Yes, the ICD-10-CM codeset will have some significant changes beginning October 1, 2023. To help your organization get prepared, join us on September 7, 2023, for an informative webinar on these revisions. Learn why some of the changes were made and learn about revisions to diagnostic criteria for many conditions such as insulin resistance. Now is the time to ensure that everyone in your office is prepared.

Modalities Used in Your Chiropractic Office 

by  Evan M. Gwilliam, DC MBA CPC CCPC CPC-I QCC MCS-P CPMA CMHP AAPC Fellow

Electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and mechanical traction are modalities commonly used in chiropractic offices. And they are commonly documented incorrectly or billed improperly. Learn the right (and wrong) ways to get paid for these kinds of services. Join Dr. Evan Gwilliam, certified coder, and all-around nice guy, as he answers your most burning questions about the CPT codes 97012, 97014/G0283, 97032, and 97035.

A Deep Dive into the 2023 MDM Table 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

2023 brought additional changes to the Medical Decision Making (MDM) table. Even more E/M services are now being scored on either MDM or time. This means that a comprehensive understanding of each of the elements of MDM is critical to ensuring proper code selection. Join us for this informative webinar led by an auditor who regularly reviews these types of claims and knows where the pitfalls are. Learn the differences between definitions and listen to examples of the different levels of each element of MDM.

Auditing EM Services Using the FAC EM Calculator Tool 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Medical decision-making (MDM) is a critical part of code selection for evaluation and management services. It is highly recommended that organizations take time to perform internal audits of billed E/M services to ensure that all required elements are met for the level of MDM reported. Join us for this informative webinar which goes over the different elements of MDM as well as how to use Find-A-Code's Calculator tool to perform your own internal audit.

Formatting & Documentation Best Practices for Evaluation & Management Services 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Join us to learn 7 reasons for standardizing your medical records. We include ways to format the medical record, which can be helpful when documenting the visit. A standard format can provide benefits, such as reminders to record pertinent information, allow for the exchange of PHI between providers, and reduce incomplete or inaccurate data which can lead to inaccurate coding. It can also streamline your workflow, which saves time and money as well as providing more accurate diagnosis and better treatment for patients.

Medical Decision Making | What it is and What it Means to You 

by  Ron Short, DC MCS-P CPC

Presented by Ron Short DC, MCS-P, CPC July 11, 2023 Tuesday @ 10:15 AM PT, 11:15 AM MT, 12:15 PM CT, 1:15 We are hearing a lot about Medical Decision Making (often abbreviated as MDM) now that it is one of the only two ways to determine the appropriate Evaluation and Management code level. In this webinar Dr. Short will show you:  What is Medical Decision Making  When does Medical Decision Making occur  How Medical Decision Making is important to you  How to use Medical Decision Making to your advantage You can obtain the notes for this webinar by subscribing to my e-mail updates at http://www.chiromedicare.net/mailing-list-signup/ (the link to the notes will be in the final welcome e-mail) or by following the link provided in my e-mail update. They will be available by the Monday prior to the webinar presentation.

Documentation Best Practices for Emergency Department Services 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Emergency Department E/M services were significantly revised beginning in 2023. Key components as we knew them are gone and observation services were also changed. Join us for this informative webinar to learn what needs to be done to ensure that your documentation and coding practices are current and compliant.

Looking Closer at High Risk EM Medical Decision Making 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Thursday @ 10:15 AM PST, 11:15 AM MST, 12:15 PM CST, 1:15 PM EST Join us for a deep dive into the Evaluation & Management element of "Risk". Learn more about the differences between complications, morbidity, and mortality and how that drives coding. What does it really take for an encounter to be considered "High risk?"

PI Medical Necessity verses Healthcare. The difference you make is life changing 

by  Tom Grant DC, Med-Legal Consultant, Pragma Intel Director of Education

The presenting problem as opposed to the causation. Your choice of wording will make a valid compensation claim or kill it. With a career caseload of over 3500 claims, I’ll introduce you to my format of good case write-ups that have won substantial new money for victims and their families and has been kind to me as well.

Common Coding Issues in Radiology 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Thursday @ 10:15 AM PST, 11:15 AM MST, 12:15 PM CST, 1:15 PM EST Radiology services are commonly performed and auditors have identified some recurring issues when reviewing records for these services. To ensure accurate reporting and documentation of these services, register for our brief 40-minute webinar that covers important points on this subject (e.g., modifier usage, errors).

Post-Public Health Emergency (PHE) | Changes to Telehealth Services 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Thursday @ 10:15 AM PST, 11:15 AM MST, 12:15 PM CST, 1:15 PM EST The official end of the COVID Public Health Emergency (PHE) is approaching, with May 11, 2023, marking its conclusion. Certain waivers and flexibilities will end on that date, while others will continue into 2024 or beyond (e.g., some telehealth-eligible services.) To stay informed about these changes, click here to register for our free, 30-minute webinar, on May 11, 2023.

Setting Goals that Prove Medical Necessity in Your Records 

by  Evan M. Gwilliam, DC MBA CPC CCPC CPC-I QCC MCS-P CPMA CMHP AAPC Fellow

'Reduce pain" may be a real goal of chiropractic care, but is it enough? While you may want to help your patients to reduce their pain, goals need to focus on what kinds of functions are affected by that pain. Does it keep the patient from sleeping, from sitting at a desk, from washing their hair when in the shower? Learn how to create goals that are easy to defend and use to justify ongoing treatment in this fun-filled webinar by Dr. Evan Gwilliam, a Certified Professional Medical Auditor.

Medicare’s Rules for Records Requests 

by  Ron Short, DC MCS-P CPC

Medicare continues to request records in order to determine if a claim is payable. However, they have very specific rules and regulations that they are required to follow in requesting the records and reporting the findings. In this webinar Dr. Short will show you: Who can review your records, what needs to be in the request for records, how long you have to respond to a request for records, how to respond to a request for records, how they are required to report the results of the review. You can obtain the notes for this webinar by subscribing to my e-mail updates at http://www.chiromedicare.net/mailing-list-signup/ (the link to the notes will be in the final welcome e-mail) or by following the link provided in my e-mail update. They will be available by the Monday prior to the webinar presentation.

Diagnosis vs Problem EM MDM 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Understanding the differentiation of a "problem" versus a "diagnosis" is essential to proper Evaluation and Management scoring. Join us as we discuss about how these elements play into medical decision-making and what needs to be documented to support E/M complexity.

Keeping up to date on reporting changes... 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Properly reporting split or shared patient encounters can be tricky. The CPT codebook just began defining this type of encounter and the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule included some changes. Tune into this informative webinar to ensure that you are doing things the right way.

Use the Right Modifiers for Chiropractic Billing 

by  Evan M. Gwilliam, DC MBA CPC CCPC CPC-I QCC MCS-P CPMA CMHP AAPC Fellow

Do you really know when to use the 59 modifier? What about the AT? There are relatively few modifiers to consider when it comes to chiropractic billing and coding, but some payers have their own rules and it can be tricky to know when to use one modifier and not another. In this exciting webinar, Dr. Evan Gwilliam, a certified coder, will clear up all the questions you have about the modifiers you need to consider.

The Differences between Medicare and CPT, Reporting Prolonged Services 

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Prolonged services reporting has changed for 2023. Tune into this informative webinar to review the changes including coding examples for payers following CPT guidelines as well as Medicare. Be sure you are prepared and that your documentation meets individual payer requirements.

Medical Necessity: it’s far easier to prove than you think, and far more important than you realize. 

by  Tom Grant DC, Med-Legal Consultant, Pragma Intel Director of Education

Besides coding errors, it’s the 2nd most common tool used by health insurers and 3rd party payers to deny care and deny liability. How do you decide what to use as a tool to prove your care is viable and needed? Expensive equipment and elaborate testing procedures are not what you need. It’s as simple to prove as opening a can of beans, unless you don’t have a can opener. I’ll share with you my insider tips and experience as a medical expert on over 3000 successful PI case settlements and give the can opener that you and your patients need you to use to prove medical necessity, and why you’ll need it in treating what I feel is the next great opportunity for Chiropractic: V_______ care.

Current Terminology - 2023 Annual Update Summary

by  Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Be sure you are ready for 2023 with this review of the upcoming coding and reimbursement updates for 2023. This informative webinar discusses changes to CPT codes and guidelines including a summary of the changes to E/M services and an overview of changes to other CPT categories.

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