Coding 101

Presented at the 2017 Practice Management Workshop, "Coding 101" covers the basic principles of medical coding and is designed specifically for FITs, new allergists and managers/administrators who have had minimal exposure to coding terminology and theory.

Target Audience

Allergist/immunologists
Physician assistants
Nurses
Fellows-in-training
Office managers
Coding and billing staff members
Other clinical staff

Learning Objectives

Needs Assessment
Coding and billing are not addressed during A/I fellowship training. This session aims to equip new allergists, fellows in training and practice managers new to the allergy specialty with the information necessary to effectively and appropriately code and bill for allergy procedures and services.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List the three key components to determining the level of service of an allergy office visit and the appropriate code
  • Describe the difference between a new patient visit and a consultant and how to appropriately code for each
  • Describe the differences between a diagnosis code and an evaluation/management (E/M) code
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.50 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
08/16/2017
Course expires: 
08/15/2018
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
0

Faculty
Teresa Thompson, CPC CMSCS CCC
T M Consulting, Inc., Carlsborg, WA
Relevant relationships: None

Content Reviewers
Samuel Gubernick, DO FAAAAI
Family Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, Largo, FL
Relevant relationships: None

Jon Ramsey, RN
Georgia Asthma Coalition, Albany, GA
Relevant relationships: Genentech: speaker (Xolair); Shire/Baxalta: advisory board

Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) is a Provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10704, for up to 1.50 Contact Hours.

Medium and Method of Physician Participation for an Enduring Activity
Follow these steps to complete the activity:

  1. Register for the activity.
  2. Review the CME and Disclosure information.
  3. Complete all required components.
  4. Complete the post-test. You must achieve a score of 70% or higher on post-tests to claim credit.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation.
  6. Claim your credits. Enter only the number of credits earned based on your participation in the activity.
  7. Print or save your certificate.

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Release date
Original release date: August 14, 2017.  Valid for credit through August 13, 2018.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.50 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/16/2017
Course expires: 
08/15/2018

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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