C242 - Coding 101: It's Not Your Father's Oldsmobile

Event Time: Friday April 27, 2018 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Practice, Policy, and Ethics, Business of Neurology
Director(s): Bruce Cohen MD, FAAN
Description: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is a publication of the American Medical Association. The E/M codes themselves comprise only a small part of CPT and are the codes that are used in delivering cognitive services. In general, the E/M codes require no special technology and cover visits in the ambulatory and inpatient setting, ED, and other approved health care settings. In this course the most common codes used for the ambulatory and inpatient setting will be discussed, and the rules of how these codes applied stressed. Basic EEG and EMG coding will also be presented, and the most common pitfalls in coding will be presented. Because providers are now providing an increasing amount of time performing non-face-to-face patient management, new codes for these services are being developed and approved, and will be discussed as well.
Completion Message: Participants will understand the basis of face-to-face E/M coding, as well as the common pitfalls in incorrect coding; describe the differences between attended and unattended prolonged EEG studies as well as the difference to the patient if the study is performed in an inpatient vs observation setting, and learn the basics of simple EEG coding; determine how to properly code for EMG services; and become familiar with the new codes for non-face-to-face coding that is relevant to the practice of neurology.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism

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