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The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits Workshop

Prepare for the major change to documenting and coding office visit codes in 2021.  Code selection for services billed using 99202—99215 will no longer follow the 1995/1997 Documentation Guidelines. Learn what will determine code selection, including updated rules for using time and significant changes in the table or risk related to the decision for surgery.  Discover how to bill for prolonged care services in the office, for those visits that take an extraordinary about of time. This three-hour session also covers coding for services performed in the hospital. Surgeons will need to use two sets of rules, one for office visits and one for services done in facilities.

Course Agenda

Learning objectives

After this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Select the level of service for codes 99202—99215 using the new guidelines
  2. Describe the two prolonged services codes
  3. Identify the type of visit/category of code for patients seen in the hospital
  • 2021 General Surgery Pre-Course Survey

    This survey allows us to understand the demographics and concerns of our clients. This allows us to tailor our content to you and focus on the areas of greatest concern.

    This survey allows us to understand the demographics and concerns of our clients.  This allows us to tailor our content to you and focus on the areas of greatest concern.

  • The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits

    Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/08/2021

    Prepare for the major change to documenting and coding office visit codes in 2021.

    Prepare for the major change to documenting and coding office visit codes in 2021.  Code selection for services billed using 99202—99215 will no longer follow the 1995/1997 Documentation Guidelines. Learn what will determine code selection, including updated rules for using time and significant changes in the table or risk related to the decision for surgery.  Discover how to bill for prolonged care services in the office, for those visits that take an extraordinary about of time. This three-hour session also covers coding for services performed in the hospital. Surgeons will need to use two sets of rules, one for office visits and one for services done in facilities.

    Course Agenda

    Learning objectives

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Select the level of service for codes 99202—99215 using the new guidelines
    2. Describe the two prolonged services codes
    3. Identify the type of visit/category of code for patients seen in the hospital

    Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC

    Consultant and Speaker

    Betsy Nicoletti simplifies complex coding for physicians and their staff, allowing medical practices to get paid for the services performed.

    Betsy is the founder of CodingIntel.com, a community web site devoted to physician reimbursement. She is also the author of The Field Guide to Physician Coding 3rd Edition and Auditing Physician Services 2nd Edition. She developed The Accurate Coding System™ to help doctors get paid for the work they do. As a certified professional coder, Betsy simplifies complex coding rules for practitioners and engages physicians and coders. She audits records for compliance and to identify lost revenue due to coding.

    Find out more about Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC.

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    AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.


    AAPC CEUs

    This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 3 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. 

    Credit is available after completion of an evaluation and a 30 question test.

Package Access and Expiration

You will have access to this package for 60 days from the day you purchase it.

You will have 30 days to complete the course within the package. 

The 30 days for this course starts the day you activate the course within the package.

Please note, if you start the course with less than 30 days left in the package access period (60 days from the time of purchase) you will only have until the end of that period.

Should you have questions, please contact us at education@karenzupko.com  

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