Learn About CPT Coding Tips: The Codes You Probably Forgot To Bill

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About CPT Coding Tips: The Codes You Probably Forgot To Bill. In addition to determining payment, Medicare also dictates what documentation is required in the patient’s medical record to justify billing any given CPT code. As we are going to see today, there are some pretty major changes in CPT coding and documentation this year, particularly for outpatient office visits. With that as an introduction, let me introduce today’s guest. Dr. Neeraj Tayal. Dr. Tayal is a general internist and Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University. He is going to start off today’s program with an overview of changes in outpatient office visit coding. For the second half of today’s webcast, I’ll be updating you on some of the outpatient and inpatient codes that many physicians don’t know about and can help ensure that you are being reimbursed for services that you are probably already providing.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: provide a framework for selecting billing codes in the ambulatory setting based on diagnosis, data, risk and total time; equip billing providers with information needed to properly bill for prolonged services and telehealth services; using a case-based approach, learn about the correct CPT codes to bill for clinical services provided; and document appropriately in the medical record in order to meet Medicare requirements to bill these CPT codes.

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Get a Better Understanding on How to Reduce Readmissions

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get a Better Understanding on How to Reduce Readmissions. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a close look at hospital readmissions, what causes them, what we can do in the hospital to reduce them, and what we can do in the ambulatory setting to reduce them. Joining me today is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Brian Doyle.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEFINE readmissions and describe factors associated with readmitted patients; and DESIGN an introductory approach to address readmissions in their own healthcare setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Measures to reduce readmissions
  • Length of stay and readmission rates
  • Structure of the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program
  • What nurses and respiratory therapists can do to reduce readmissions

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

What The Physician Needs To Know About Human Trafficking

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 What The Physician Needs To Know About Human Trafficking. Here in Ohio, over a thousand children are victims of human sex trafficking and as a state, Ohio ranks 4th in the number of people involved in human trafficking nationwide. Often, these victims show up in our emergency departments, our urgent care centers, our hospitals, and even in our outpatient offices. It is incumbent on all of us to be able to identify these people and get them the help that they need in order to break out of their subjugation. Joining our moderator on this CME webcast is Dr. Jamie Macklin, who is an assistant professor of both internal medicine and pediatrics at the Ohio State University and is the section chief for hospital medicine at Ohio State University Hospital East.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Become familiar with potential trafficking victim presentations to the healthcare system; and Acknowledge the magnitude of the human trafficking crisis in the United States.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Human trafficking
  • The role of the physician in recognizing human trafficking
  • Identifying forced labor workers
  • Industries that frequently have forced labor workers
  • Demographics of forced labor workers
  • The National Human Trafficking Hotline
  • Prostitution and sex trafficking

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

To Ablate Or Not To Ablate: Current Management of Atrial Fibrillation

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Discusses To Ablate Or Not To Ablate Current Management of Atrial Fibrillation. In 1998, Dr. Michel Hice-uh-gaire, a cardiologist in Bordeaux, France, determined that the electrical triggers for atrial fibrillation were most commonly located in the pulmonary veins and that he could cure atrial fibrillation by ablating these triggers with a catheter. In the 2 decades since, ablation has a key element in the cardiologist’s toolbox to treat atrial fibrillation. But which patients are best served by medical treatment and which ones are best treated with catheter ablation? On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore this question. Joining our moderator is cardiac electrophysiologist and Professor of Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University, Dr. John Hummel.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Understand the risks of atrial fibrillation; and Understand when to initiate a strategy to maintain sinus rhythm.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Clinical implications of atrial fibrillation
  • Patient selection for atrial ablation
  • The ablation procedure
  • Return to work and exercise
  • Medication management after atrial ablation
  • Maze procedure
  • Management of recurrent atrial fibrillation after an ablation procedure
  • Apple Watch EKG app

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

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