CMS and the Teaching Physician — Update 2018

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

Confidently Incorporate Medical Student Documentation in a Patient’s Medical Record

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made a major revision to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 12, Section 100.1.1 to update the documentation policy with respect to medical students. It has many benefits for patients, practitioners and medical students – as well as risks. Medicare has strict rules about which student documentation can be used for billing purposes – and you must understand the compliance risks when accepting a medical student’s documentation in your chart.

As per the update “Any contribution and participation of a student to the performance of a billable service (other than the review of systems and/or past family/social history which are not separately billable, but are taken as part of an E/M service) must be performed in the physical presence of a teaching physician or physical presence of a resident in a service meeting the requirements set forth in this section for teaching physician billing.”

Implemented on March 5, 2018, the update gives physicians a chance to evaluate how they might use student documentation, and also to re-evaluate that the documentation they are using from interns, residents and fellows is compliant.

Join medical consultant Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC in this information-packed webinar and get up to speed with CMS’s new policy on medical student documentation. Young will walk you through the new policy wording toward accepting medical student documentation – including how CMS will allow the documentation, the effective dates, what an attending physician needs to document on a student note, and what level of supervision the student must have when working with patients.

Young will teach you how to be fully compliant with the medical student documentation rules. You will learn who needs to be in attendance during an interview with a patient, what the medical student and the attending physician need to document, and exactly what information needs to go on a claim form.

After attending the webinar, you will be able to compliantly include medical student documentation as part of a patient’s medical record – and confidently document your portion of the encounter.

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover in this instructive session:

  • CMS’s new policy wording toward acceptance of medical student documentation
  • Effective date of the change
  • How CMS will allow medical student documentation to be incorporated in a patient’s permanent medical record
  • What the attending physician needs to document on a student note
  • The level of supervision a student must have when working with patients

Session Agenda

This session will cover:

  • CMS and the teaching physician – Update 2018
  • Important dates
  • What must a teaching physician do?
  • J8 Part B Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group (POE AG) meeting
  • 100 teaching physician services
  • 100.1.1 - Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services: Different scenarios
  • Washington highlights
  • Examples of unacceptable documentation
  • AAMC to-do list for implementing 2018 manual change
  • How can medical students be taught and assessed on how to write good notes?

Who Should Attend:

  • Office managers
  • Billers
  • Auditors
  • Physicians in teaching institutions

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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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