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The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits

Recorded On: 02/08/2021


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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.

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The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits Video Modules
Module 1 - E/M Office and Outpatient Guidelines in 2021
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Module 2 - Element #1: Number and Complexity of Problems Addressed
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Module 3 - Element #2: Data to be Reviewed and Analyzed
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Module 4 - Element #3: Risk of Complications and/or Morbidity or Mortality of Patient Management
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Module 5 - Using Time to Determine Level of Service and Prolonged Services Codes
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Module 6 - Coding for E/M Services in the Hospital Setting
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Module 7 - Coding for E/M Services in the Hospital Setting (Cont.)
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The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits Course Evaluation
19 Questions
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ACS Evaluation for CME Credits
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The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits CEU Test (For Coders)
30 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  21/30 points to pass
30 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  21/30 points to pass
The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits CEUs (For Coders)
Up to 3.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 3.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available