Determining whether a patient is new or established should be straight forward, right? Either you’ve seen the patient before or you haven’t. Unfortunately, when it comes to E/M coding it’s just not that easy.
Incorrectly billing an established vs. new patient Evaluation and Management (E/M) service can lead to losses of TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS each year for your practice. The difference in reimbursement based on the Physician Fee Schedule for an office visit alone is up to $63 PER VISIT if you get it wrong.
But there is help…
That’s where coding expert and educator, Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC, comes in. During her 60-minute online workshop, Lynn will cut through the confusion regarding new vs. established patient identification, documentation and compliance with E/M guidelines. She’ll also provide you with proven, easy-to-use tactics to choose the most appropriate/beneficial E/M rules (1995 vs. 1997), and how to ensure your records are audit-proof to justify new and higher-level visits.
Here are just a few of the practical plain-English strategies you’ll receive by taking advantage of this 60-minute online training:
- Apply the most accurate new vs established qualifications (Medicare or CPT®) to boost reimbursement
- Utilize the CPT® decision tree to more accurately determine new or established patients
- Master E/M new patient documentation guidelines to head off denials
- Capture missed revenue by claiming consultation reimbursement when available
- Decipher new vs established patients when multi-specialty providers see the same patient at one practice
- Overturn erroneous E/M denials with proven appeal steps that work
- And so much more…
Who should attend? Coders, regardless of their experience, will gain helpful advice on how to more accurately select new vs. established E/M visits during a variety of circumstances and coding opportunities.
This training session with help you overcome the myths and misunderstandings associated with the allocation of new and established E/M visits. It will help you cut down on your E/M denials, and receive a higher reimbursement for your office visits. Don’t wait. Sign up today!
CEUs: This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEU. On Demand product requires successful completion of a Post-Test for Core A and all specialties except CIRCC and CASCC for continuing education units.
Meet Your Expert: Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, CPMA
Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC is the Senior Director of Coding Compliance and Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physician billing service. She has 30 years experience in all areas of physician practice management, compliance, coding and reimbursement. She is certified as a professional coder and practice manager. Lynn has spoken at American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) national conferences, workshops, and audio conferences and is a former member of the AAPC’s National Advisory Board. She is also the founder of her Local AAPC Chapter.
“Presenter was good. I actually submitted a question, and she explained it very well. Now I can present this information to my physicians. Very good webinar! ”
- Allison Lloyd, Credentialing Specialist, CenClear Child Services Inc., Bigler, PA
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