Critical Care Alert: Discover the Latest Coding Changes and Medicare’s CY2022 Plans - On-Demand

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Critical Care Alert: Discover the Latest Coding Changes and Medicare’s CY2022 Plans - On-Demand

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Presented on:  Wednesday, September 8, 2021 

Presented by: Betsy Nicoletti, CPC

CMS envisions big changes to critical care codes 99291 and 99292 in 2022. Attend this webinar to discover what’s in store and be ready to file comments in response to the physician fee schedule by the deadline of September 13.

After CMS withdrew critical care billing policy from the Medicare Claims Processing Manual earlier this year, the agency released significant policy updates to the services in the proposed 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule, released July 13. 

With just a few short months until new policies take hold on January 1, medical practices should heed the proposed changes and be ready to adapt to new billing policies and restrictions. For instance, CMS proposes to allow practices to use split/shared billing for critical care services, potentially opening up significant revenue opportunity. 

Because critical care codes are linked to more than $1 billion in payments annually, massive amounts of revenue hang in the balance. This webinar will cover the current critical care policies and compare them with the slate of changes that CMS envisions, presenting a chance to secure your revenue today and tomorrow.

Expert speaker Betsy Nicoletti, CPC, will cover the full array of changes contained in the Medicare physician fee schedule, present real-life scenarios to demonstrate how practices can code and bill the services, as well as answer participant questions during a live Q&A. 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current billing rules and proposed policy changes contained in the physician fee schedule
  • Explain how split/shared billing works under proposals for critical care services starting in 2022
  • Understand key billing changes proposed in the rule, including concurrent care episodes and restrictions during global periods

Agenda

  • Discover how CMS plans to revamp critical care billing policies in 2022
  • Review the rules of the withdrawn policies, still in effect, pending finalization of new policies
  • Learn about the proposed split/shared policy for critical care services
  • Find out how CMS plans to deal with concurrent care episodes
  • Gain updates on proposed restrictions, such as a ban on critical care services during a global surgical period
  • Secure critical care revenue in 2022 and beyond
  • Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Outpatient coders
  • Billers
  • Practice managers
  • Clinicians
  • Compliance officers
  • Internal auditors

Meet the Speaker

Betsy NicolettiBetsy Nicoletti, CPC, is a speaker, writer, and consultant with expertise in physician coding and compliance for medical practices. Her latest resource, CodingIntel.com, is an online library providing education and resources for coders and medical practices. She is the author of The Field Guide to Physician Coding, Fourth Edition, and Auditing Physician Services, Third Edition. She’s written for Physicians Practice, Family Practice Management, Medscape, and the Journal of Practice Management, and writes a popular blog, NicolettiNotes.


Continuing Education

AAPC
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Ability to claim credits for this webinar expires on: 9/30/22

BMSC
This program has been approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance for 1 CEU towards the maintenance of the ACS, SCP and CCP-P credentials.

Instructions

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: Access audio/video streaming from any browser on a computer, mobile, or tablet device

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

CAN'T LISTEN LIVE? 
No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

PLEASE NOTE 
Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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