Every single time you classify a patient as established when it should have been new, you lose money. As much as $63 per new patient visit. Considering the number of patients that you see in a year, this can add up to THOUSANDS in lost revenue.
To make matters worse, different services, tax IDs and sites make it easier for you to unknowingly submit incorrect coding – resulting in heavy penalties, legal action and loss of reputation.
Even innocent mistakes are not tolerated. You can find numerous fraud cases listed on government websites where practices were hit with serious penalties for upcoding their claims. This combined with confusing service definitions, makes accurately classifying new and established patients even more important.
By attending this, step-by-step online training session, you’ll be able to cut through the confusion of “new vs established” patient identification, documentation, and compliance, to code more accurately, and get paid more of what you are due.
This expert-lead training will help you correctly classify, code and get paid for new patient office visits the first time. You’ll be able to avoid unknowingly committing coding fraud, and quickly start locking in justifiable higher payments for your new patient office visits.
You’ll also receive real-world patient visit examples, along with updated and easy-to-follow coding tactics and guidelines on how to accurately identify and code your new patient visits every time.
Here are just a few of the strategies you’ll receive during this 60-minute online training to help you correctly classify new vs established patients and earn more of the reimbursement you are entitled to:
- Prevent upcoding tax ID penalties for same-practice multi-specialty provider
- Stop underpayments for cash visit return patients due to professional services errors
- Gain thousands when a new doctor sees previous practice patients.
- Same day new office visit and new preventive medicine service: Is it a no-no?
- Master new E/M established patient documentation guidelines to head off denials
- Get credit for time-consuming pre-visit lab and test reviews without upcoding
- CPT vs CMS: Adhere to unique specialty/subspecialty guidelines to avoid hot water
- Nail down CPT rules for on-call physicians – or risk double-dipping violations
- Easily search NPI records to get taxonomy codes to calculate new vs established
- Overturn erroneous E/M denials with proven appeal steps that work
- Different sites? Avoid top auditor-targets that trigger reimbursement repayments.
- And so much more…
Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine.
She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association.
Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s world, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional. Kim is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has recently earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law.
For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference for numerous organizations.
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