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Billing for Advance Care Planning: Learn the Basics Now

Billing for Advance Care Planning: Learn the Basics Now


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As of January 1, medical practices can bill for discussing advanced directives and end of life planning with patients using existing CPT™ codes.

Although CMS describes this service as a support to primary care, there are no restrictions related to specialty in providing the service.

This no-nonsense webinar will describe the CPT™ rules related to the Advance Care Planning codes and CMS guidance from the Physician Fee Schedule final rule, released at the end of October. Although CMS is not presently setting a National Coverage Determination, it did describe a payment amount, and when ACP (Advance Care Planning) could be reported with other E/M services.

Bonus: Also a quick review of TCM (Transitional Care Management) and CMS change for 2016!

After the session participants will be able to:

  • Implement the service in their practice
  • Describe the key requirements that need to be documented in the medical record
  • Communicate the key CPT™ and Medicare rules related to Advance Care Planning
  • Know when there will--and won't--be a patient due balance

Don't Wait - Enroll today!

As a bonus, for 15 minutes at the end of the session, you'll have the opportunity to pose your questions in real time to Betsy Nicoletti.

Program Materials: Handouts will be provided approximately 24 hours before the program date via e-mail with PDF links. Make copies for the attendees in your office!

Day not convenient for you? Take advantage of the CD-ROM purchase (plus program materials) to listen to the program when convenient for you!

Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC is the co-founder of Codapedia.com, devoted to physician reimbursement. She is also the author of The Field Guide to Physician Coding 3rd Edition and Auditing Physician Services, 2nd Edition, both published by Greenbranch Publishing. As a certified coder, Betsy simplifies complex coding rules for practitioners and engages physicians in a positive and respectful way, which encourages attention and accuracy in their coding. Besides doing auditing and compliance work, she is a speaker, writer and consultant in coding education, billing and accounts receivable management. Betsy is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Medical Group Management Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Edition. You may have heard her speak at conferences sponsored by MGMA, DecisionHealth, ACHE, HFMA, AMBA, The Coding Institute, The Journal of Medical Practice Management and the World Research Group.