Documentation Changes to Office Services Mandated by Final PFS Rule

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Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
60 minutes
Product Description

Final PFS Rule Mandates Documentation Changes in Office Services

Changes to documentation of the history and exam are looming for 2019–2021. As a healthcare provider, you need to be prepared for these changes. You should know under what narrow situations the changes are allowed, the changes to the payment structure effective January 1, 2019, and other key changes that will help ensure compliance and lead to increased reimbursements in 2019.

Get up to speed with the changes to the documentation and payment structure for office E&M services in this informative audio conference by healthcare expert Jill Young. Young will walk you through the changes made to documentation of the history and exam; payment changes to office E&M services; new add-on codes for E&M services (prolonged care and complexity); new codes for Store and Forward and Virtual Check-in services; and the respective timelines for the implementation of all these changes.

Attending this conference will prepare you for the changes in documentation (especially in regard to EMR entry), financial remuneration, and auditing. You will be able to ensure proper documentation and compliance, thereby maximising your reimbursements in 2019.

Session Highlights

This session will bring you up to speed with:

  • Changes in documentation and payment structure for Office E&M services
  • Inter-professional Internet consultations—what are they; who can perform them; what documentation is required
  • Remote evaluation of recorded video and/or images submitted by a patient “Store and Forward”—what is the technology requirement; what does the patient need to consent to; are there co-pays for the patient for the service
  • Brief communication technology based service “Virtual Check-In”—how close to a patient appointment can this service be billed; does the patient need to consent to be responsible for their copay
  • New services added to Medicare’s Telehealth list
  • Reconsideration outcomes of recommended changes to guidelines for services on Medicare’s Telehealth list
  • Home visits—slight change in documentation requirement

Who Should Attend

  • Doctors
  • Office administrators
  • Office managers
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Mid-level personnel

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Jill M. Young - Pulmonology Guidelines Expert

Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC, A company founded 11 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff. Jill has over 30 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and also...   More Info
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