Billing and Coding for Telehealth Under COVID-19-Part 1
Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 N EDT
REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED
Free for Members and Non-Members
Audio Dial-In: 1-888-392-4564
Carol Hoppe, CPC, CCS-P, CPC-I
President and CEO
MedLucid Solutions, LLC
About the speaker:
Carol Hoppe is a dynamic speaker who has been in health care for more than 25 years. She has worked with many different specialty and primary care physicians over the years. She has extensive hands-on practice experience working in transcription, billing, collections, medical office management and consulting services. Carol provides billing, coding and compliance audits and education for physicians and staff. Carol previously worked as a consultant, instructor, and director of billing, coding and credentialing for a 500+ physician/hospital system in Indianapolis before starting her own consulting business in 2011.
Carol holds a BS in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University, where she graduated with highest honors. She is a certified professional coder (CPC) and a certified professional coding instructor (CPC-I) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and a certified coding specialist-physician-based (CCS-P) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Carol has published articles, developed and presented billing and coding curriculum for physicians and staff and participated in Anthem and UHC advisory committees. She was an adjunct instructor at Sanford Brown College in Indianapolis and an online adjunct instructor at Ultimate Medical Academy, where she taught medical billing and coding. She is also a member of the J-8 WPS Medicare Part B J8 Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group (POE AG) and the AHIMA CCS-P Exam Development Committee.
Carol enjoys mentoring and helping others be efficient and successful in their roles. She is a gifted trainer and speaker with a wealth of practical knowledge on practice management, billing, coding, credentialing and compliance issues.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, telehealth offers medical practices the ability to continue caring for their patients, regardless of whether they have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. In order to mitigate exposure of patients who are sick or at-risk due to other conditions, as well to as protect health care workers and the community, practices are strongly encouraged to use telehealth whenever possible and to consider establishing protocols and procedures for use by practice staff and clinicians. Now, in a full state of emergency, many Medicare restrictions related to telehealth have been lifted. This webinar will provide specific answers to your questions regarding billing and coding for these services.
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Comprehend the basics of telehealth coding and define the role of place of service codes and modifiers
- Apply new Medicare guidelines under the Interim Final Rule
- Decipher Documentation Guidelines, including history, exam, medical decision-making and time-based E/M services
- Classify cost sharing for patients
Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.
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