Presentations from distinguished experts on important and timely topics related to coding.
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2023 Evaluation and Management (E/M) Changes: Cracking the Codes With Confidence
Steven E. Krug, MD, FAAP; AAP RUC Advisor; Member, AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (COCN); Member, AAP COCN Editorial Advisory Board
This webinar explains the 2023 E/M coding changes that went into effect January 1, 2023. Understanding these revisions is essential for pediatricians and coders to ensure accurate coding and documentation.
- Provides an overview of the new 2023 E/M guidelines
- Reviews the new E/M codes and how to use them
- Reviews physician documentation requirements
Dr Krug is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the prior and founding chief for the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Krug has held several leadership roles within the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), including member and Chair of the Executive Committee for the Section on Emergency Medicine, Committee on Coding and Nomenclature, and member and Chair of the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He presently serves as the Chair of the AAP’s Council on Children and Disasters, and as the AAP’s Specialty Advisor to the American Medical Association RBRVS Update Committee. He has been actively involved as a leader within the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program for over 30 years, presently serving on the Advisory Boards for the National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC), and the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC). He has also served as a subject matter expert on ad hoc committees and advisory boards for federal agencies on issues related to emergency and disaster readiness. Dr. Krug is also the editor-in-chief for the journal, Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Pediatric ICD-10 Coding Concepts & Social Determinants of Health
Jeffrey F. Linzer Sr, MD, FAAP
This webinar explains the basic concepts behind the 2023 ICD-10-CM guidelines and how to apply them for accurate diagnosis coding in pediatric specialties. Special attention is given to social determinants of health (SDOH) and the importance of accurate code selection on this topic.
- Provides an overview of ICD-10-CM guidelines
- Educates participants on how SDOH affects code selection
- Demonstrates how to select diagnosis codes that support the level of service of an encounter
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.
Providing Behavioral and Mental Health Services In Pediatric Primary Care: Coding & Documentation that Supports Payment
Jeanne M Marconi, MD, FAAP; Cindy Hughes
This webinar provides guidance on behavioral and mental health services that can be delivered to pediatric patients and their families.
- Explores the CPT codes that can be used for behavioral/mental health services delivered in primary care
- Provides Documentation Guidelines that support payment for behavioral and mental health services
- Identifies commonly used ICD-10 codes to support the reporting of behavioral and mental health CPT codes
- Prepares physician and non-physician practitioners for contract negotiations with payors
Dr Marconi is Vice President of Clinical Integration at PM Pediatric Care. She previously spent 25 years in private practice, where she was at the forefront of mental health assessments and delivery of services by care managers, social workers, and psychiatric nurse practitioners in a collaborative model. Her practice was one of the first to receive medical home status with behavioral health distinction. PM Pediatric Care has developed a comprehensive telehealth program for behavioral health following the University of Washington’s well-known, evidence-based collaborative care model that includes therapy and medication management with oversight by child and adolescent psychiatrists who collaborate with the primary care medical home. Dr Marconi is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Administration and Practice Management, has served on the AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature Editorial Advisory Board, and has presented multiple sessions at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition.
Cindy Hughes is a consulting editor for medical coding publications including more than 10 years of contributions to the AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter™ and annual updates to Coding for Pediatrics. Cindy is also a contributing editor to the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Practice Management magazine. She has spoken and written about coding for primary care services for approximately 17 years, and she also has many years of experience in revenue cycle management. She holds certified professional coder (CPC) certification and family practice specialty coding certification (CFPC) from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Superbill - Super Pediatrician: Maximize Revenue in 2023
Linda D. Parsi, MD, MBA, CPEDC, FAAP
This webinar discusses coding for the top services provided in a general pediatric office, including problem-oriented Evaluation and Management (E/M), preventive E/M, vaccines, medications, as well as common procedures with their CPT codes. It also explores how the Superbill can be a template to make your own office superbill and how to add on different categories to complement your workflow.
- Discusses the different top services provided in general pediatric offices
- Uses the Superbill to help reduce errors and capture all charges
- Reviews the most common pediatric ICD-10-CM codes to support CPT codes
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.
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