The Art of Coding Office and Hospital Visits
Recorded On: 02/08/2021
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.
After this session, participants will be able to:
- Select the level of service for codes 99202—99215 using the new guidelines
- Describe the two prolonged services codes
- 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.
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.
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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