Pediatric coding and documentation challenges

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC
60 Minutes
Product Description

Understand the Various Coding and Documentation Challenges you Face for Pediatric Medical Care

It is not always necessary that coding and billing would meet all the rules that are set forth by CMS for ‘adult’ medical care. Various challenges are involved when you’re making these visits and other services fit the rules for appropriate reimbursement. Starting from office to hospitals visits to preventive care and minor office procedures - this session by expert speaker Kim Garner-Huey , MJ, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO will review the challenges and offer solutions for appropriate coding and documentation.

You’ll also be able to get the:

  • Comparison of levels of service for various pediatrics scenarios
  • Charts for choosing level of service based on documentation elements and medical necessity

Session Highlights:

  • Recognize the levels of service for pediatric office visits and highlight the distinguishing characteristics, particularly between 99213 and 99214
  • Discuss the shortcomings of the CMS Documentation Guidelines as applied to pediatric medicine
  • Review top under-coded procedures in Pediatrics
  • Discuss commonly miscoded diagnoses with preview of changes coming in ICD-10
  • Define and apply the preventive medicine services covered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and assess the challenges presented in billing these services.

Who should attend: Pediatric and Family Practice providers, managers, coders, billers

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About Our Speaker

Kim Garner Huey - Health Care Management Expert

Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians.

Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a bachelor’s degree in health care management and went on to...   More Info
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