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CME/CE Expiration Date: 7/30/2021*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: This series of webinars is designed to help you or your staff properly, effectively and efficiently code patient visits to maximize your reimbursement. These webinars will also include real life case studies from obesity medicine specialists to illustrate charting and coding of patient visits for obesity treatment. 

 


 

Accreditation:

The Obesity Medicine Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

The OMA designates this enduring material internet activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
July 31, 2018
Expiration Date:
July 23, 2021 12:00 AM
Presentation Objectives
  • Recognize the factors that make an obesity medicine visit billable and apply insurance billing codes to clinical case studies
  • Review documentation requirements for E/M services and identify common documentation errors
  • Identify key components of an Evaluation and Management (E/M) service
  • Review the 2019 CMS E/M changes and evaluate the potential implications
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Insurance Reimbursement: Obesity Medicine Billing
CME/CE Expiration Date: 7/30/2021*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: Learn about all aspects of billing in the specialty of obesity medicine (assessment, counseling, nutritional therapy, etc.). Understand CMS billing codes and problem-oriented services. Case studies from obesity medicine clinicians who accept insurance in their practices will be used to demonstrate real-life application of billing techniques.

 


Objectives:

• Recognize the factors that make an obesity medicine visit billable
• Identify diagnoses that support medical necessity
• Distinguish billing for obesity medicine from medical services commonly provided in conjunction with obesity-related treatment
• Apply insurance billing codes to clinical case studies in obesity treatment

Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements for Coding and Billing Insurance (Part 1)
CME/CE Expiration Date: 7/30/2021*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: Get introduced to evaluation and management (E/M) services and E/M categories. Learn about special considerations for new versus established patients, time-based visits, and the risk of cloned notes. Case studies from obesity medicine clinicians who accept insurance in their practices will be used to illustrate best practices.

 


Objectives:

• Define Evaluation and Management Services
• Identify key components of an E/M service
• Distinguish between “new” and “established” patients for the purposes of correct code selection
• Review different categories of E/M services to understand key differences

Evaluation and Management Documentation Requirements for Coding and Billing Insurance (Part 2)
CME/CE Expiration Date: 7/30/2021*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: Learn how to appropriately and efficiently chart and document the patient visit, including key components for evaluation and management (E/M) documentation and common documentation pitfalls. Also learn about E/M “levelling” with real-life examples of problem-oriented services and how they would be leveled.


Objectives:

• Define Evaluation and Management Services
• Identify key components of an E/M service
• Review documentation requirements for E/M services
• Identify common documentation errors, and ways to avoid them
• Using clinical examples, identify how the documentation guidelines would be applied to determine the level of E/M service

Update on the Proposed CMS E/M Changes and Their Impact
CME/CE Expiration Date: 07/30/2021*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

 

Description: In this lecture, we will review the CMS proposed rule, changes effectvie January 2019, and the impact on evaluation and management (E/M) coding and reimbursement across the medical community. The presentation will include an overview of problems posed by the current code structure and documentation guidelines, changes that CMS has considered, and the potential financial impacts of these changes. 


Objectives:

• Review the background of CMS E/M guidelines
• Discuss the proposed and approved changes for 2019 and their rationale
• Analyze the implications of upcoming changes for the medical community

Individual topic purchase: Selected
Obesity Medicine Association
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 4.00
Participation Credit(s): 4.00
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