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Medicare Fee for Service - Depression Screening

Presenter Ellen Berra, CPC
Broadcast Date 9/22/2021
Time 10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET
Presentation Length 60 minutes
Price $65 (Non-members $85)
Medicare Fee for Service - Depression Screening Webinar

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This webinar is an outline of the Medicare Depression Screening Benefit. This service provides payment to appropriate specialties to screen their patients for depression. Depression affects many patients. We will provide the requirements for Medicare payment.

Why is this topic timely/important?
Depression affects many Medicare patients for many reasons. Patient may be dealing with health issues. There could have been a loss of loved ones. Many patients who attempt suicide have seen their doctor within the month before their attempt.

Who would benefit from this topic?
Physicians and practitioner practicing in a primary care setting. Coders, billers, compliance officers for those physicians and practitioners.

What information or new skills will the attendee take away from this webinar?
Understand the benefit. Understand documentation requirements. Understand how to bill Medicare for the service.

What is the presenter's background/expertise on this topic?
Ellen is with the Provider Outreach & Education department of a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).

Ellen Berra, CPC

About The Author

Ellen Berra, CPC

Ellen is Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the AAPC.
Her Medicare experience began in 1981 while working for a clinic. She began working for a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) in 1984, joining Provider Outreach & Education in 1996. Ellen’s Medicare experience includes:
Front desk staff for an outpatient clinic providing radiology and clinical lab
Congressional Inquiries
Fair Hearings


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