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Coding and Billing Webcast

Participate in the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) webcast, Understanding How to Code and Bill for Critical Care Services, to be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

Deb Grider, CPC, COC, CPC-1, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CCS-P, CDIP, a nationally recognized coding and documentation expert from Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc., will review coding for critical care, what services can be reported separately, and how to prepare proper documentation which are important for the financial stability and overall success of the provider organization.

Register online today. The registration fee for this webcast is $30 for SCCM members and $40 for nonmembers.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the definition and required elements for critical care.
  • Define when to report Modifier 24 or 25 on the same day that critical care is provided.
  • Identify what services are not included in critical care and how to bill to report them separately.
  • Recognize the E/M modifiers and how to appropriately use them.
  • Review documentation examples common to critical care.

This webcast is intended for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, administrators, and all other professionals who are involved in coding and billing.

Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 with questions.

AMA Releases Article on New ECMO/ECLS CPT Codes

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently made available an article concerning new extracorporeal membrane oxygenation/extracorporeal life support Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes.

Access this article by visiting the AMA website and clicking on the link in the right-hand column, CPT Codes For Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-Extracorporeal Life Support. New users to the website will be prompted to create a free account with AMA to access the article. Existing users will need to sign in.

Webcast Will Explore the Impact of Coding for Sepsis

surviving sepsisCoding for severe sepsis and septic shock is a complex, highly nuanced skill that has wide implications for generating data to support the effort to reduce mortality from sepsis. Too often, coding is not clinically congruent with the incidence or severity of sepsis, in turn, providing misleading reports on the metrics of an institution’s patient population.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) webcast, Sepsis: Impact of Coding Upon Metrics, will take place on July 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. Central Time. Paul Evans, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CCS-P, will provide insight into how actions by all members of the sepsis team affect the generation of valuable data from coding. Topics to be covered include:

  • Requirements by physicians that support accurate data collection
  • Impact of key terms on risk-adjusted mortality data
  • How sepsis should be coded
  • Tips to support sepsis coding

This event, part of SCCM’s Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) webcast series, provides strategies for successful application of the SSC guidelines. An initiative of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and SCCM, the SSC aims to improve the management, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in order to reduce its high mortality rate.

Register online today. Registration is complimentary for all participants. No CME is available. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Programs are supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: