Expand How You Think About Emergency Medicine Audio Conferences
Off-campus urgent and emergency care centers are popping up across the country, creating in their wake significant confusion for coders about which E/M code set to use in billing E/M services provided in these settings. To complicate things further, coders for freestanding EDs need to be aware of the rules governing whether or not a facility code can be charged for the visit in addition to a professional charge.
Added complexity: Both state and individual payer guidelines may govern how these facilities are designated and, thus, how services are billed. Medicare has its own requirements for how a freestanding "emergency center" can be designated as a true emergency department and urgent care centers are defined in a completely separate category with different coding requirements.
Chart your path to compliant freestanding ED coding with these audio conferences. Having expert tips like these about the hottest emergency medicine topics means you can boost your coding accuracy, decrease denials, and safeguard your payments.
You’ll find such conference topics as:
Audit Hot Spots for Emergency MedicineIf you treat billing and compliance audits like your routine car inspections, you're missing the point. These perfunctory requirements do more than simply appease the government; they can show you where your practice might be losing reimbursement it's entitled to.
Critical Care for Medical SpecialistsHeads up, ED coders. When you see certain phrases in a physician’s notes, chances are you could be billing for critical care rather than settling for the lower reimbursement of standard ED E/M codes.
Nursing and Physician Documentation in the ED:How to Bridge the Gap for Facility and Professional Coding – Encourage your staff to work together to provide a total picture of the ED course and medical necessity.
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Bottom line: You don't have time to weed through the never-ending onslaught of information about emergency medicine coding and coverage, so let us do it for you.