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

Session Code: DC06
Title: Basic Coding: Fast Track to Payment: Coding, Billing and Reimbursement for Surgical Services
Date and Time of Session: Sunday, October 22: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to identify the services that are part of the global package and services that may be billed in addition to procedure codes; assess the accuracy of E/M code selection; explain when critical care services may be billed in the global period and integrate the rules for billing critical care in trauma; demonstrate an understanding of diagnosis coding for medical necessity and risk based coding; define the role and reimbursement of a nonphysician practitioner in a surgical practice and analyze the ROI; and apply management principles such as reviewing metrics, relative value unit reports, and monitoring contract payment terms.
CME Credit Hours: 6.5
Webcast Package Available: No
Audio Package Available: No
General Surgery (GEN), Health Policy: Practice Management / Reimbursement / Liability Issues (HP)
Sponsored By:
General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee
Program Participants:
Samuel David Smith, MD FACS
Megan Elizabeth McNally, MD FACS
Speaker Global Surgical Package
Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC
Morning Break
Speaker Evaluation and Management (E/M) Level of Service Critical Care
Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC
Speaker Colonoscopy Integumentary International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) Diagnosis Coding
Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC
Afternoon Break
Speaker Non-physician Practitioners in a Surgical Practice Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act(MACRA) Rules: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APM) Practice Management Essentials
Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC