Presentations from distinguished experts on important and timely topics related to coding.
NOTE: CEU credit is no longer available for these webinars. The opportunity for credit expired on December 31, 2022.
Pediatric Coding: Back to the Basics
Linda D. Parsi, MD, MBA, CPEDC, FAAP | June 3, 2022, 12:00-1:00 P.M. CT
Whether you are new to coding, are looking for a refresher, or are now having to code your own charges, this is the webinar for you. It delves into the basics of coding for general pediatric services to help you understand each aspect of coding, like Current Procedural Terminology®; Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System; International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification; modifiers; and code edits. This webinar is geared toward just the basic understanding of each aspect of coding.
Dr Parsi earned her medical degree in 1994 and completed her pediatric residency in 1997 at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She received her master of business administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds numerous certifications, including Certified Medical Coder and Certified Medical Office Manager, and is a Certified Pediatrics Coder. She is the current chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (COCN) Editorial Advisory Board and sits on the AAP COCN. She has been in private practice since 1997 and has owned her own practice since 2004. She has presented talks at numerous pediatric conferences and webinars. In addition to her private practice, she founded a pediatric consulting company that helps pediatricians with education and practice management.
Digital Evaluation and Management and Care Management Services
David M. Kanter, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP | March 23, 2022, 12:00-1:00 P.M. CT
This webinar delves into the unique services of non-direct care. It focuses specifically on services with codes developed more recently and includes digital evaluation and management, chronic care management, transitional care management, and principal care management.
Dr Kanter is a neonatologist who has provided medical directorship of a large neonatology practice in West Palm Beach, FL, for which he continues to provide clinical support. Dr Kanter is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, holds of master of business administration from the University of Florida, and is a certified professional coder. He currently serves as vice president of medical coding for Pediatrix Medical Group, a division of Mednax Services, Inc, a national group focused on multiple collaborative service lines including neonatology, pediatric intensivist and hospitalist care, developmental and emergency care, pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiology, maternal-fetal medicine, anesthesia, and radiology. Dr Kanter is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Coding and Nomenclature, AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Coding Committee, and AAP coding publications Editorial Advisory Board (EAB), for which he regularly reviews and comments on coding materials. Dr Kanter was recently nominated and approved to sit on the Current Procedural Terminology® EAB through the American Medical Association (AMA) and also sits on the AMA Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group.
Office-Based Evaluation and Management Services: 1 Year In
Renee F. Slade, MD, FAAP | February 15, 2022, 12:00-1:00 P.M. CT
This webinar explores office-visit changes a year after the implementation date. Lots of changes took place throughout the year, which resulted in much confusion. This webinar clarifies these changes to remove any uncertainty related to time reporting and medical decision-making. This webinar also addresses frequently asked questions.
Dr Slade is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr Slade also is the physician liaison for coding education within her department. Dr Slade began her work with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as she transitioned into the role of coding education in 2016. During that year she became a member of the AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (COCN) Editorial Advisory Board (EAB). Since that time Dr Slade has been a wonderful asset to the EAB, providing clinical and coding expertise to many AAP products, including AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™ and Coding for Pediatrics. Dr Slade has presented at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition. Recently Dr Slade was asked to take on the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Alternate Advisor position within COCN, for which she attends CPT Editorial Panel meetings on behalf of the AAP and its members. Dr Slade now sits on the AAP COCN as a member.
Diagnosis Coding and the Importance of Getting It Right
Jeffrey F. Linzer Sr, MD, FAAP, FACEP | December 15, 2021, 12:00-1:00 P.M. CT
The focus on payment has been focused on procedural coding. However, there is now a shift to focus more on reported International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes. Not reporting the appropriate ICD-10-CM code may result in down-coding of an evaluation and management service or not reaching pay-for-performance measures. In addition, not knowing or understanding specific coding conventions can lead to denials and, therefore, delayed payment. View this webinar to hone your ICD-10-CM coding skills.
Dr Linzer is the associate medical director for compliance for the Emergency Pediatric Group/Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr Linzer has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) since 1987 and is active in the AAP sections on Emergency Medicine and Transport Medicine. He is also a member of the AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and serves as the AAP representative to the ICD-10-CM Editorial Advisory Board. Additionally, Dr Linzer was the chair of the first ever pediatric topical advisory group as ICD underwent its 11th revision under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Dr Linzer is an expert in ICD guidelines and implementation has been actively involved in the ICD-10-CM transition in the United States.