Not Your Granddaddy’s Billing and Coding Rules: Changes in 2022 and Beyond: Office Hours with the Experts
Hospice and palliative care programs are growing nationally. Once niche services well under the fiscal radar, many programs now have 7-figure budgets and a dozen or more clinicians. As program costs increase, sponsoring institutions’ and organizations’ expectations for clinical revenue growth leave HPC team members working longer hours to see more patients to help close the budgetary gap. Most HPC providers have become accustomed to basic billing and coding practices, and significant opportunities exist, even for seasoned clinicians and program leads, in the rapidly expanding array of billing revenue opportunities. It is critical for all clinicians to understand billing at a deeper level and feel comfortable with more complex billing topics.
Hospice Medical Directors
This activity is designed to optimize the significant opportunities which exist in billing revenue practices within the framework of the updated 2022 Medicare Documentation Guidelines through:
- Maximizing the five most used groups of billing codes applicable to palliative care teams' clinical work.
- Emphasizing the new Medicare documentation guideline opportunities to save time and increase revenue.
- Augmenting billing codes selection across settings, to take full advantage of all the tools available in Medicare and commercial health plans.
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Christopher A. Jones, MD MBA HMDC FAAHPM
Phillip Rodgers, MD FAAHPM
Janet Bull, MD MBA FAAHPM HMDC
Julie Tanner, BSN RN-BC CHPN
Julie Bruno, MSW LCSW
Julie Tanner, BSN RN-BC CHPN
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion includes attesting to meaningful activity participation and completion/submission of activity evaluation within the time frame designated.
Evaluation period closes October 31, 2022, for claiming CME credit.
- 1.00 CME (physician only)
- 1.00 Participation