Increase revenue, decrease compliance risk
In collaboration with KZA, ACS offers live and on-demand coding courses that provide the tools to increase revenue and decrease compliance risk. You will receive an informative workbook for each course and you will also be provided online access to the KZA Alumni site where you will find additional resources and frequently asked questions about correct coding.
When surgeons treat patients in the Emergency Department, on observation and inpatient units—code selection and documentation are key. In order to be paid, you need to select the right type of service (category of code) and level of service describing the care you provided and documented. Selecting the wrong type of service leads to denials. Selecting the wrong level of service can lead to audits or underpayments. While observation and inpatient services can be based on the key components or time, ED visits must be coded based on the key components. Learn when it is beneficial to use time in code selection, and how to document it. Join us to learn what you and your coders need to know about correct coding for hospital E/M services.
The guidelines for billing Critical Care Services were updated in Medicare’s final 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. This course will delve into what’s new and clear up some of the confusion on topics like split/shared services, the global period, and more. You will also learn about the new Medicare modifiers FS and FT, and what has changed with reporting concurrent care.
This on-demand course analyzes the CPT E/M guidelines that apply to office new and established patient visits, presenting them in a distilled, understandable way. Learn how to use the elements of Medical Decision Making and Time using example scenarios.
Coding for procedures performed in the office depends on understanding the criteria for the procedure. Surgeons commonly excise lesions, perform biopsies, and do laceration repairs in their office and other outpatient settings. Often, EHR templates fail to prompt you to document key information to support the code. When insurers ask for records or you file an appeal—the missing details result in no payment. This session walks you through examples of solid documentation for office procedures, appropriate use of modifier -25, and discusses diagnosis coding that establishes medical necessity for the service.