American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Accurate Coding for Office Procedures and Telehealth

This course will cover all the critical updates to Medicare and telehealth happening in 2021 that you must know to bill and get paid appropriately! The course also covers those all-important activities that general surgeons do daily, such as biopsies, skin excisions, debridement, and more.

The ACS designates this on-demand enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 3 credits meet the requirements for the Self-Assessment.

Register now for this on-demand course!

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the key Medicare changes for 2021
  • Detail the key telehealth rules for 2021 for during and after the public health emergency
  • Accurately code common office procedures
  • Understand the guidelines for use of modifier 25, 24 and 57

What's on the Agenda

Medicare Update 2021

Telehealth 2021 and Beyond

  • Telehealth billing during the public health emergency (PHE)
  • Telehealth billing after the end of the PHE
  • Documentation tips for telehealth visits
  • Other services not restricted by telehealth regulations
  • The future of telehealth

Office Procedure Coding

  • Biopsy coding
  • Fine needle aspiration and biopsy
  • Skin lesion excision
  • Wound repair
  • Wound therapy and debridement
  • Hemorrhoid banding

E/M Modifiers

  • Modifier 25 and office procedures
  • Modifier 24 in the global period
  • Modifier 57