2024 Practice Enhancement Through Clinically Correct Coding

Combined Track

Combined Track:

To keep up with the sweeping changes in healthcare in 2023, providers need a source of truth for clinical documentation and coding. The combined track includes all 40 Practice Enhancement Through Clinically Correct Coding sessions.

  • Be able to define new and established patients in the ambulatory space
  • Know how patients are classified in the hospital/facility setting
  • State how new and established encounters are correctly billed
  • Define the various Non-Physician Providers (NPPs) commonly seen in primary care
  • Differentiate between “shared” and “incident to” services and how NPPs can be an integral part this type of care delivery given AMA/CMS updates
  • Know the appropriate billing and understand the correct documentation needed to be
    compliant in overseeing NPP care delivery
  • Apply time-based coding in the ambulatory office practice setting
  • Define the Medical Decision-Making components and correctly apply them clinically
  • Understand how to use prolonged services
  • Know the clinical manifestations of hypertension in America today
  • Be able to state the Stars quality measure associated with hypertension and strategies to succeed in this measure
  • Know basic medication classes used and laboratory studies pertinent in management

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  • Know the clinical manifestations of hypertension in America today
  • Be able to state the Stars quality measure associated with hypertension and strategies to succeed in this measure
  • Know basic medication classes used and laboratory studies pertinent in management
  • Be able to state the various stages of Heart Failure (HF)
  • Define the types of heart failure, appropriate diagnosis codes, and HCC risk assignment
  • Understand the pharmacological basic medications used to manage HF
  • Know the clinical impact COPD has on populations
  • Be able to state the basic medication management options in COPD
  • Understand the correct documentation to support the clinical definition of COPD
  • State the importance of care coordination and understand how to transition patients fromhospital to home, from home to office, and then office to home
  • Differentiate between the two Transitional Care Management codes and know when to bill each
  • Know processes needed to successfully implement this in your practice
  • Outline reasons for care management service delivery in primary care
  • Know how to perform, document, and bill for Principal Care Management services
  • Know how to perform, document, and bill for Chronic Care Management services
  • Understand the clinical criteria for home bound status
  • Understand the clinical medical necessity for home health service delivery
  • Know how to document and bill correctly for home health certification, recertification, and care plan oversight
  • Define how to effectively integrate behavioral health into primary care
  • Be able to construct the psychiatric collaborative care delivery model and how to correctly document, code, and bill for these services
  • Know the correct behavioral health diagnoses for optimal Hierarchical Condition Code (HCC)
    capture
  • Define the three types of Medicare Wellness Visits
  • Know how to correctly perform, document, and bill for each of these services
  • Understand how to correctly apply chronic disease care delivery in the context of the Medicare Wellness Visit with the addition of the -25 modifier
  • Define how to find the central source of updated information on Medicare Preventive Services, codes, co-insurance, and coverage intervals
  • Describe the covered services offered through Medicare in breast, colon, and lung cancer screening
  • Discuss the preventive services offered through Medicare related to intensive behavioral therapy
  • Understand the economic benefit to adding dermatology procedures as a service line
  • Know which procedures most easily fit in the primary care workflow
  • Understand an operational workflow to integrate this service line
  • Outline documentation strategies to support dermatology procedures
  • Know how to document and bill for biopsy procedures based on latest guidelines
  • Describe how to document and bill for multiple procedures as well as procedures done in the context of a problem-based encounter using the -25 modifier
  • Be able to describe how Telehealth looks in 2023 and how to apply it to your primary care practice
  • Be able to define what remote patient monitoring is and what clinical disease states can be most easily addressed as a first step outreach
  • Understand the documentation, coding, and billing needs for RPM
  • State why physicians should engage their patients in discussions relating to end-of-life care
  • Know the specific documents used for end-of-life decision making in health care
  • Be able to perform, document, and correctly bill for Advance Care Planning services
  • State several health impacts associated with SDoH
  • Know the key SDoH risk factors and why regular screening for such is important in healthcare
  • Understand the codes associated with SDoH risk factors and the importance of correct coding for these conditions
  • Define healthcare disparities
  • Know where disparities have greatest clinical impact
  • Outline some best practice steps to address healthcare disparities
  • Be able to define optimal clinical documentation, redocumentation, and “risk” scores
  • Know clinical conditions that are a focus of opportunity to optimize HCCs
  • Be able to show the economics associated with excellence in this area
  • Understand the details associated with HCC code capture with cancer diagnoses
  • Understand the details associated with HCC code capture with diabetes and obesity
  • Understand the details associated with HCC code capture with chronic kidney disease
  • Understand the details associated with HCC code capture with neurologic (stroke) syndromes
  • Define clinical states that merit acute inpatient, skilled, and long-term care delivery
  • Describe the documentation, coding, and billing in the nursing facility setting
  • Explain the care delivery rule application for NPPs
  • Define various “home” settings
  • Understand how time and medical decision making applies to these places of service
  • Explain documentation and billing applications of NPPs for these settings
  • Outline reasons why a compliance plan related to coding and billing is important in primary care
  • Define areas of focus for providers based on current governmental guidance
  • Understand the process of assessment and performance improvement through encounter audits to aid in success of a compliance plan
  • Understand the roles primary care and other providers play in the surgical patient’s care
  • Know the areas of focus for preoperative assessment of the older adult
  • State the importance of the coordinated transition care management (TCM) interaction post-operatively and strategies in delivery
  • Be able to define a “Physician Advisor” and what types of physicians can fit this role
  • Know how PAs can support of case management with respect to resource utilization and quality
  • State how PAs can support CDI, medical necessity, and denials management
  • Know the history of the Medicare program and understand the parts that make it up
  • Know the out-of-pocket costs associated with the Medicare Beneficiary in and the concept of co-insurance across the spectrum of healthcare
  • Be able to state the basic components of coding and the concepts of documentation integrity and its application to how we get paid
  • Define relative value units, the conversion factor, shared savings, and cost of care and how these play into payment for providers
  • Know the prevalence and progression of burnout in the medical professional community and the effects of the COVID pandemic
  • List the clinical manifestations of burnout and triggers that lead to this clinical state
  • Discuss strategies to deploy to help reduce personal and occupational stress
  • Know reasons behind having physicians as leaders
  • Understand essential elements needed for effective physician leadership
  • Be able to outline practical applications of physician leadership skills across the scope of healthcare needs
  • Define “Population Health Management”
  • Understand key data points needed to succeed in population health management
  • Restate strategies needed to keep aligned with this aspect of medicine
  • Know the quality metrics tied to value-based care
  • Understand the conditions tied to the readmission reduction program
  • Know the conditions linked to the hospital acquired infections measure
  • Explain the 2023 documentation and billing rules for time-based coding and Medical Decision-Making components in the hospital setting
  • Describe split/shared billing in the hospital facility setting
  • Understand how to use prolonged services in the hospital setting
  • Define the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) concept
  • Know how DRGs impact the Case Mix Index (CMI) and how these economically impact a hospital facility
  • State top Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) and how to best document to capture the optimal clinical picture
  • Define the “Two Midnight Rule” and the inpatient vs observation determination
  • State the importance of “D-Day” documentation with respect to patient status
  • Understand what the “Inpatient Only List” is and a management option for correct use
  • State documentation pearls associated with documentation of medical necessity of key cardiac conditions in the hospital setting to include:
    • Chest Pain/ Myocardial Infarction
    • Heart Failure
    • Atrial Fibrillation
  • State documentation pearls associated with documentation of medical necessity of key respiratory conditions in the hospital setting to include:
    • COPD
    • Pneumonia
  • State documentation pearls associated with documentation of medical necessity of key neurological conditions in the hospital setting to include:
    • Encephalopathy
    • TIA
    • Stroke
  • State documentation pearls associated with documentation of medical necessity of key infectious conditions in the hospital setting to include:
    • Sepsis
    • Cellulitis
    • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Define the documentation needed for time-based services in the hospital setting
  • Explain critical care services policy and know how to document, code and bill for these services
  • Know how to document discharge services as well as prolonged services hospital care
  • Know current ED E&M documentation, coding, and billing guidelines regarding Medical Decision Making
  • Describe split/shared billing in the ED setting
  • Apply clinical examples to the appropriate levels of ED care delivery

Price:

$40000
Approx. 20 hours to complete

There are 40 Sessions in this track.

Full access

Until December 31st, 2024.

Certificate of completion

Available for download upon successful completion of each session.

The AAFP has reviewed Practice Enhancement Through Clinically Correct Coding and deemed it acceptable for Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 01/01/2024 to 12/31/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each Session has been assigned 0.5 CEU credits, for a total of 20 CEUs.

Note: You will receive a downloadable Certificate of Completion upon finishing each session

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New Changes Coming February 1st

We are pleased to announce that the Practice Enhancement Through Clinically Correct Coding courses have been accredited by the AAFP for CME credit in 2024.

CMS makes changes yearly pertaining to documentation/coding & billing.

Accordingly, the Protime LLC
Practice Enhancement Through Clinically Correct Coding
platform will be in Maintenance mode throughout the month of January and February.

Subscribe now for exclusive offers and updates on the relaunch of the 2024 courses,
scheduled for March 1st.

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