Revisions to Consultation Services Payment Policy for Surgical Specialties

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, COC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPCO, AAPC Fellow
Conference Date
Wed, Apr 14, 2010
60 Minutes
Product Description

CPT has defined guidelines about the how and why of a consultation... CMS has deleted the codes entirely.

Either of these changes separately is noteworthy - Combined they are confusing and controversial.

It's time to set the records straight and get the all of the correct information from 1 reliable source. Join coding expert Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CHCC, to find out what non-Medicare payers expect, proper coding for services, optimized - compliant - revenue for services and proper handling of Medicare secondary claims.

Here's just a glimpse of what you'll learn:

  • Medicare’s treatment of consultations versus the AMA in 2010
  • Details of the Medicare rules for converting what was considered consultations to non-consultation codes
  • The difference between inpatient and outpatient coding for services which were considered consultations for Medicare patients
  • How Medicare Advantage programs handling consultations
  • How to submit a claim and be paid when Medicare is the secondary payer to a private payer
  • Are you required to send a report to the requesting physician when an opinion is requested for a Medicare patient?
  • What is the crosswalk from Consultation codes to non consultation codes?

Have questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A.

Who should attend? Physicians, NPP, Administrators, Coders and Billers.

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About Our Speaker

Barbara J. Cobuzzi - Healthcare Compliance Training Expert

Barbara J. Cobuzzi owns CRN Healthcare Solutions which provides value added provider consulting services. She holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from New York University. She holds certifications from the AAPC as a CPC (certified physician coder), COC (certified hospital outpatient coder), CPC-P (certified payer coder) a CPC-I (certified coding instructor) and a CPCO (certified professional compliance officer). She also holds...   More Info
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