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.

View a video introduction of this webcast

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.

View a video introduction of this webcast

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.

How to Reset Your Password

This tutorial teaches you how to reset your password for our website.

To reset your password, click on the “Forgot Your Password” as seen above.

Enter your e-mail address and click the Submit button.

An e-mail to  reset your password should appear in your e-mail.

Click Reset Password on e-mail that appears in your e-mail account.

 

Enter your new password in the New Password and Confirm New Password text box.  You’re passwor should now be reset.

 

 

 

How to Add An Affiliation for OSU MedNet21 Hospitals

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014This tutorial teaches you how to add an affiliation for OSU MedNet21 Hospitals.  When you add an affiliation, you’re simply adding the hospital that you’re connected with inside the Hospital Affiliation section of your account on our website.  This is because your hospital has paid to give you “free” access to our OSU MedNet21 Series.  However, you can only get access if you add the affiliation to your account.  Instead of paying $25 to take a post-test, you won’t be asked to make a payment.

Note: First, create an account on our OSU CCME website before starting the tutorial below.

Let’s get started with the tutorial.

Click on the orange”My Account” tab at the top right of your screen

 

Click on the Hospital Affiliations button on the page the appears.

 

At the Drop-down Menu select your hospital name or the name you’re using for your affiliation.

 

Once you choose your Hospital Affiliation, Waiting will appear in the Status column.  The Waiting status will appear until your affiliation is approved by your OSU MedNet21 Hospital Administrator. If you attempt to take a post-test while your status displays as Waiting, you’ll be prompted to make a payment.  Please wait until you are approved.

When your account gets approved, Approved will appear in the Status column.

You will also receive an e-mail, similar to the e-mail above, once your account is approved.

How to Add An Affiliation for Enduring Materials

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014This tutorial teaches how to add an affiliation for Enduring Materials.  When you add an affiliation, you’re simply adding the hospital that you’re connected with inside the Hospital Affiliation section of your account on our website.  This is because your hospital has paid to give you “free” access to our enduring materials post-test.  However, you can only get access if you add the affiliation to your account.  Instead of paying $25, you won’t be asked to make a payment.

Note: First, create an account on our OSU CCME website before starting the tutorial.

Let’s get started with the tutorial.

Click on the orange”My Account” tab at the top right of your screen

 

Click on the Hospital Affiliations button.

 

At the Drop-down Menu select your hospital name or the name you’re using for your affiliation.

 

Once you choose your Hospital Affiliation, Waiting will appear in the Status column.  The Waiting status will appear until your affiliation is approved by the Administrator. If you attempt to take a post-test in the Waiting status, you’ll see a web page dialog to make a payment.  Please wait until you are approved.

When your account gets approved, Approved will appear in the Status column.

You will also receive an e-mail, similar to the e-mail above, once your account is approved.