Ins and Outs of Pediatric Coding
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This webinar is designed to cover some of the nuances to pediatric coding, including split-billing, definitions of incident-to, needs for vaccination administration and units, well care, and all the counseling that may be needed in a pediatric practice. It also will have examples of levels of service based on the 2021 guidelines.
Why is this topic important?
This topic incorporates the new guidelines as well as many services provided in Pediatrics that may go uncaptured and as more and more commercial plans move to risk adjustment models the importances of diagnostic coding to a high degree of specificity becomes even more crucial.
Who would benefit from this topic?
Administrators, Coders and billers for pediatric practices and family medicine practices that see children in their practice would all benefit. There are some aspects of auditing as well that could benefit auditors. Providers and ancillary staff in these types of practices could also benefit.
What information or new skills will the attendee take away from this webinar?
-How to determine level of service with the 2021 guidelines
-What is required and included in preventive medicine services
-How to split bill with separate and significant visits are performed on the same day as preventive medicine services
-When preventive counseling is done with a ‘sick’ visit and can be separately reportable
-How to determine what vaccine administration series is appropriate and how units should be captured
-How risk adjustment may impact Pediatrics
What is the presenter's background/expertise on this topic?
Jennifer has extensive coding knowledge in multiple areas and hold multiple credentials with the AAPC, as well as AHIMA. She also has over 30 years' experience working with physician practices and providing education, to both providers and staff and auditing records for accurate coding to ensure appropriate reimbursement.
About The Author
Jennifer R Swindle, CPC, CIC, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC
Jennifer Swindle has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry. In her role as Vice President, Coding and Compliance, for Pivot Health, Swindle is responsible for identifying and mitigating client risk by assessing, designing, and implementing proven compliance protocol. She is highly credentialed as an auditor, but also has vast expertise as an educator and facilitator for both large and one-on-one sessions. She has written numerous articles on coding practice in Coding Edge and HFMA’s Revenue Cycle Strategist.
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