How Are the Changes in the Physician Fee Schedule Affecting Your Care Coordination and Visit Billing?

Host: Faith M Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC – Director of Care Coordination & Lean Consulting, HealthTechS3
Presenter: Julie Seaman, CCS, CCS-P, Coding & CDI Director, eCatalyst Healthcare Solutions
Email: faith.jones@healthtechs3.com
Date & Time:  January 21, 2021 at 12pm CT


Description:

The 2021 Physician Fee Schedules has small changes for care coordination but some big changes for clinic visit documentation in general.  As pre-visit planning is an integral part of care coordination that embraces team-based care and assists with the efficiencies of the visit, this and other workflow updates can be a big win in practice documentation.  As of 2021, “the new rules have gotten rid of the history and exam requirement for determining level of visit. This will help reduce the burden on physicians and require them to document and do only what they deem important and pertinent,” says July Seaman, director of coding and CDI for eCatalyst.   If you are not 100% familiar with the updated care coordination rules and these new rules for visit levels or simply want a refresher, join us for this webinar.     

Objectives:

Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will understand:

  1. The changes to the care coordination CPT codes and allowable reimbursement
  2. The options of coding E/M visits by medical decision making or by total time