Emergency Department Facility and Professional Coding
AUDIO CONFERENCE ON CD OR ON-DEMAND
Sponsored by Briefings on APCs
presented on April 26, 2010
Coders in the ED often code for both facility and physician services. Although some of the same codes are used, the rules for how they are applied for physician and facility charging can be dramatically different.
With increasing payer, RAC, and MIC scrutiny of ED coding and charging, you have more reason than ever to ensure that ED staff understand correct coding guidelines and documentation requirements. During this 2-hour audio conference our speakers examine the differences between professional and facility coding and provide best practice for success. This is an intermediate-level program.
NOTE: Participants should have a general understanding of ED coding conventions
At the conclusion of this audio conference, you will be able to:
- Explain the differences in coding for ED facility v. physician services
- Describe documentation requirements for various visit types and procedures in the ED
- Identify commonly miscoded areas in the ED
- Identify bundling policies and allowable exceptions
- Perform internal reviews to minimize coding compliance risks
- Develop a process for maintaining accurate charge capture in the ED
- Similarities and differences in ED coding for professional and facility services
- Professional E/M levels
- Correct facility visit levels
- Critical care, trauma activation
- Present on admission
- Essential elements of ED documentation
- Required documentation for facility and professional services
- Present on admission
- The EHR in the ED
- Charge capture in the ED
- Capture of nursing resources from documentation
- Start and stop times for infusions
- Assistance with procedures
- Requirements for complete documentation
- Medical necessity and coding guidelines
- Difference between medical necessity and facility official coding guidelines
- Common coding mistakes
- Bundling, unbundling and the CCI edits
- Current audit targets
- Review of coding compliance risks in the ED
- Targeted ED, RAC and MIC issues
- Tips for internal auditing
- Best practices and available references
- Manage payer, RAC and MIC audits
- Maintain a complete chargemaster
- Improve nursing and physician documentation
- A live question and answer session follows the presentation.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Joanne Becker, RHIT, CCS, CCPS, CPC, CPCI, is associate director in the Joint Office for Compliance at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. She has more than 25 years experience in inpatient, hospital outpatient and physician coding and auditing, including in education, consulting for hospitals and physician offices in the areas of coding, billing, health information management services and compliance.
Caral Edelberg, CPC, CCS-P, CHC, president of Edelberg Compliance Associates of Baton Rouge, LA, is an emergency medicine and hospitalist audit and coding consultant. She has more than 30 years experience in the coding and billing field and helps hospitals and providers control revenue loss, assure compliance, and better manage the claims process. She has been an active member of HCCA, AAPC, AHIMA, and HFMA.
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this audio conference, you'll also receive a slide presentation of the program materials and
- Checklist of most challenging ED coding areas
- Checklist to conduct effective internal audits
- List of commonly billed ED procedures for your chargemaster
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
HIM managers, coding staff, billing staff, revenue cycle coordinators, chargemaster coordinators, finance managers and staff, compliance managers and staff, clinical documentation specialists.
In addition to the regular purchase options for HCPro audio conferences, we are pleased to offer another option, audio on-demand. Audio on-demand allows you to download the program and play it back at your convenience through your computer or MP3 player. Purchase a CD or audio on-demand of the program and listen when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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