Improve Inpatient Coding (99221-99239) Accuracy & Reimbursement

Length: 60 Minutes Expert: Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS, CPC CEU: 1.0

You are not getting paid everything you’re entitled to for your provider’s hospital-based E/M visits.

Inpatient Coding is Complex & Confusing

From counting patient care minutes to untangling how to code a same-day admission and discharge, it can take forever to pinpoint and apply the proper inpatient coding rules.

To get paid accurately for these hospital-based E/M services, you must master numerous inpatient coding rules. For example, you must be able to differentiate the unique coding conventions for various hospital areas (admissions, critical care, inpatient unit services, varying locations, discharges, observations, etc.).

Boost Inpatient Coding Reimbursement

It is time-consuming to code correctly for hospital-based E/M services. However, the extra time you spend on these complex claims is no guarantee you’ll be accurately paid. For that, you’ll need some expert help.

This is where physician, consultant, and national coding expert Dreama Sloan-Kelly MD, CCS, CPC comes in. During this online training, Dreama will provide you with proven, step-by-step tactics to improve your overall E/M inpatient coding accuracy and help you get paid more of what you are due for your practice’s hospital-based services.

60-Minute Inpatient Coding Online Event

During Dreama’s 60-minute training session, you’ll receive clear, plain English guidance that will help you master each of the most challenging E/M inpatient coding areas. Here are just a couple of proven tactics you’ll receive:

  • Uncover when to use time vs. MDM for the most accurate inpatient code
  • Stop same-day admit/discharge denials with 99234-99236
  • Collect for more inpatient consultations with these proven coding tactics
  • Apply modifier AI to the correct provider to boost inpatient reimbursement
  • Select the correct inpatient codes now that observation codes are gone
  • Accurately differentiate 99223 vs. 99233 to get paid more of what you are due
  • Pin down what qualifies towards E/M time and what doesn’t
  • Avoid inpatient coding mishaps with ironclad hospital record documentation tips
  • Improve payments when your physician rounds multiple times on the same day
  • Quantify which patients you should bill utilizing critical care codes
  • Reveal 99291 services you can and can’t bill and be paid for separately
  • And much, much more!

Inpatient Coding Important Notice

CPT inpatient coding rules changed this year. To further complicate their accurate use, Medicare and the American Medical Association (AMA) disagree on when you can utilize these codes and even what modifiers apply. Hospital-based E/M codes are highly valued and significantly contribute to your practice’s revenue if you get them right.

Even if you only perform inpatient coding a few times a week, this expert-led online training is a must-attend event. Sign up for this online training session today and get paid more of what you deserve for your inpatient services.

Meet Your Expert

Dreama Sloan-Kelly
MD, CCS, CPCCEO of Kelly, Sloan and Associates, LLC

Dreama has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. A graduate of Wellesley College and Tufts University School of Medicine she has a varied background including clinical, billing, and coding. As CEO of Dr. Sloan-Kelly Consulting, Dreama speaks at various seminars, imparting her knowledge in an upbeat, matter of fact, manner.

Her goal is to provide attendees with only pertinent information to minimize the nonsense, and make sure everyone has fun at the same time. Dreama works with practices one on one, through coding consulting. She offers in-services seminars that can be held on or off-site. Dreama has learned in most seminars you spend a whole day only getting 20% of what you need, and 80% you leave – she has made it her goal to carve out the 20% that you need and giving you the take home message that will help you and your practice.



Very good with explaining the codes
Tammy Parker
The speaker was very concise.
Ketta Bell