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​The AAP Coding Webinar series feature pediatric-specific insights, tips, and strategies from today’s leading coding experts. These timely and practical sessions will provide answers to some of your most complex coding and billing challenges. Each 1-hour webinar will include time for questions and answers.

Webinars require a computer with an Internet connection and a current Internet browser and speakers. No dial-in number will be provided, therefore your computer must be equipped with speakers.

Webinar registration includes six months of access from the date of the live event.​


  • Presenter: Joel Bradley, MD, FAAP | February 24, 2016 | 12:00pm (Central) | Price $134.95

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    Archive available until August 24, 2016


    Description

    Pediatric encounters have become increasingly more complex. In order to relay that to payers, modifiers must be used and used appropriately to get paid for services rendered. Modifiers tell the payer that something out of the ordinary happened and you should be paid accordingly. In order to understand how to use modifiers appropriately you not only have to understand CPT guidelines, but payer edits systems as well. This includes Medicare’s National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edit system, which has been enacted by not only Medicaid but many private payers as well.

    This webinar will

    • Provide you with the explanation of the most commonly used modifiers in pediatrics as well as those less often used and understood
    • Provide examples of when it is appropriate to use these modifiers
    • Discuss how payer’s edit systems effect the use of modifiers and how you are paid
    • Provide an overview of the NCCI edit system and how to properly navigate it to be paid appropriately

    About the Presenter

    Dr Joel Bradley is a pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He spent many years in private practice and now works as a Medical Director for a State Managed Medicaid. He has been a member of the AAP’s Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (COCN) since 1995. Dr Bradley is the past editor of the AAP’s “Coding for Pediatrics” and “Pediatric Coding Newsletter” and currently sits on COCN’s Editorial Advisory Board for all coding resources. He sat on the CPT Editorial Panel from 2004-2008 is the former AAP’s representative to the RUC and currently holds the position of CPT Advisor for the AAP. Dr Bradley has given numerous coding presentations at the AAP’s National Conference and Exhibition and has always received high marks.

    FAQs

    You may need to click “here” to enter the portal. You may also need to enter search criteria; if so, please enter “coding webinars” in the Search box.

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly at aapcodinghotline@aap.org.

    Note: This is a streaming audio event; a call-in number will not be available. Be sure your computer has speakers.


    This live and archived session has the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1.0 continuing education hours (CEUs). Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. A quiz is required for credit for the archived version.

  • Presenter: Jamie Calabrese, MD, CPC, FAAP | March 30, 2016 | 12:00pm (Central) | Price $134.95

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    Archive available until September 30, 2016

    New Bright Futures guidelines have been released! Revised Bright Futures guidelines have been released! Bright Futures is the gold standard for pediatric preventive medicine services and is now part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Knowing which services can and cannot be reported separately from the preventive medicine service examination is vital for being paid appropriately for services rendered. It is also extremely important to understand how to code for each of the separately provided preventive medicine services as well as services provided on the same day that may be unrelated to the preventive medicine service. ​


    This webinar will:
    • Provide an overview of the newly revised Bright Futures recom​m​ended preventive medicine services.
    • Overview of new and revised CPT codes for preventive services in 2016.
    • Explain all of the separately reportable preventive medicine services done in addition to the examination, including age-appropriate screenings.
    • Detail when it is appropriate and medically necessary to report a "sick" encounter in addition to a preventive medicine service.
    • Explain how to report non-preventive procedures done on the same day as a preventive medicine service.
    • Explore the Bright Futures coding resources.
    • And more!​

    Faculty: Jamie Calabrese, MD, CPC, FAAP

    A Pittsburgh, PA, native, Jamie Calabrese, MD, CPC, FAAP, is a medical director with a top-ranked managed care organization that provides service to more than half a million of the state's most vulnerable, at-risk citizens. Prior to joining the health plan, Dr Calabrese spent 5 years at another Medicaid plan and 12 years owning and operating a private pediatric practice whose focus was the care of children with special health care needs. She then served 4 years as the medical director for The Children's Institute, a pediatric rehabilitation hospital in Pennsylvania.  She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and did her pediatric residency training at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

    Dr Calabrese is an active Fellow of the American Academy o​f Pediatrics (AAP) and served as a past president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the AAP. She is a past member of the AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature, and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board.  She is currently a member of the GA Chapter of the AAP.  ​

    FAQs

    You may need to click "here​" to enter the portal. You may also need to enter search criteria; if so, please enter "coding webinars" in the Search box.

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly at aapcodinghotline@aap.org.

    Note: This is a streaming audio event; a call-in number will not be available. Be sure your computer has speakers.


    This live and archived session has the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1.0 continuing education hours (CEUs). Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. A quiz is required for credit for the archived version.

  • Presenter: Jeffrey Linzer Sr, MD, FAAP, FACEP | May 18, 2016 | 12:00pm (Central) | Price $134.95

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    Archive available until November 18, 2016

    The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) was implemented on October 1, 2015, without too many serious issues as previously feared. Overall the transition to ICD-10-CM has been smooth and problem-free. However, as the code set has been implemented we have learned that there are some misconceptions and gaps in the understanding of how the code set is used, including use of the tabular and guidelines. ​


    This webinar will:
    • Briefly address some widespread payer issues with the ICD-10-CM implementation.
    • Discuss specific ICD-10-CM coding errors that have come into the AAP.
    • Address the frequently asked questions.
    • Review some common conventions within the code set.
    • And more!

    When you register for the live webinar, you will have access to the archived webinar for 6-months after the live date.


    About the Presenter

    Jeffrey Linzer Sr, MD, FAAP, FACEP, is the associate medical director for compliance for the Emergency Pediatric Group/Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr Linzer has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) since 1987 and is active in the AAP sections on Emergency Medicine and Transport Medicine. He is also a member of the AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and serves as the AAP representative to the ICD-10-CM Editorial Advisory Board. Additionally, Dr Linzer has taken on the role as chair of the first ever pediatric topical advisory group (TAG) as ICD undergoes its 11th revision under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Dr Linzer is an expert in ICD guidelines and implementation and has been actively involved in the ICD-10-CM transition in the United States.

    FAQs

    For a list of frequently asked questions about the AAP Pediatric Coding webinars click "here​." (You may need to click on “Enter Portal”). You may also need to enter search criteria, if so, please enter “coding webinars” in the search box.

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly at aapcodinghotline@aap.org.

    Note: This is a streaming audio event; a call-in number will not be available. Be sure your computer has speakers.


    This live and archived session has the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1.0 continuing education hours (CEUs). Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. A quiz is required for credit for the archived version.

  • Presenter: Linda Parsi, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP | June 30, 2016 | 12:00pm (Central) | Price $134.95

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    Archive available until December 30, 2016

    Evaluation and management (E/M) services are the main revenue-generating source for primary care physicians. It is extremely important for physicians and their coding staff to understand E/M documentation guidelines and requirements for code levels, most importantly MDM. Over- and under-coding can be very costly to a practice.

    • Review the 3 key components and understand the importance of MDM.
    • Briefly review the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services E/M guidelines (1995 and 1997) and understand the main differences and which to use in your practice.
    • Review the required key components to obtain specific code levels.
    • Go over the new concept of patient presentation and how that term is taking over presenting problem.
    • Learn how to use and integrate the AAP’s E/M Coding Tool into your practice.
    • Present common pediatric patient presentations (eg, otitis) and how different scenarios related to the problem are coded on the spectrum (eg, 99212 vs 99213).
    • Understand time-based E/M coding.​
    • Learn how and when to apply prolonged services.

    About the Presenter

    Dr. Linda Parsi earned her medical degree in 1994 and completed her pediatric residency in 1997 from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She received her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2008 from UT of San Antonio. She holds numerous certifications including the Certified Medical Coder (CMC) and Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM) through Practice Management Institute (PMI) and is a Certified Pediatric Coder (CPEDC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She currently serves on the coding publications editorial advisory board for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) since 2015. She has served on numerous boards and served as President of the San Antonio Pediatric Society from 2011 to 2013. She currently serves on the Texas Pediatric Society Foundation Board as a member and the San Antonio Pediatric Society Board as fundraising chairperson for children’s organizations in the community. She runs multiple ½ to whole marathons and cycles for raising money for children causes. She has been in private practice since 1997 and has owned her own practice since 2004. She has presented talks at numerous pediatric conferences and webinars. In addition to her private practice, she founded a pediatric consulting company that helps pediatricians with education and practice management.

    She is passionate about education and children and proceeds from many presentations have gone to support children’s non-profits organizations.  ​

    FAQs

    You may need to click on “Enter Portal.” You may also need to enter search criteria; if so, please enter “coding webinars” in the search box.

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly at aapcodinghotline@aap.org.

    Note: This is a streaming audio event; a call-in number will not be available. Be sure your computer has speakers.


    ​This live and archived session has the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1.0 continuing education hours (CEUs). Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. A quiz is required for credit for the archived version.

  • Faculty: Jeffrey Linzer Sr, MD, FAAP, FACEP | Price: $134.95$75.00

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    Archived event available until June 30, 2016


    International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) will be implemented on October 1, 2015. ICD-10-CM and its applicable guidelines are the required diagnosis reporting code set for all health care providers and covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is vital that coders and physicians alike understand the changes because this will affect diagnosis reporting and health care quality metrics. Due to the increased specificity and ability to report the recurrence of a condition, not understanding how to properly use ICD-10-CM codes could also affect referrals, procedures, and payment.
    This webinar will:
    • Briefly explore the new ICD-10-CM code structure.
    • Discuss specific ICD-10-CM guidelines that will affect pediatrics.
    • Explore tabular sections to familiarize with the layout.
    • Discuss differences in location of diagnoses and layout of chapters.
    • And more!

    Faculty: Jeffrey Linzer, Sr, MD, FAAP, FACEP

    Jeffrey Linzer, Sr, MD, FAAP, FACEP, is the associate medical director for compliance for the Emergency Pediatric Group/Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr Linzer has been a member of the AAP since 1987 and is active in the AAP sections on Emergency Medicine and Transport Medicine. He is also a member of the AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and serves as the AAP representative to the ICD-9-CM Editorial Advisory Board. Additionally, Dr Linzer has taken on the role as chair of the first ever pediatric topical advisory group (TAG) as ICD undergoes its 11th revision under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Dr Linzer is an expert in ICD guidelines and implementation and has been actively involved in the ICD-10-CM transition in the United States.

     

  • Faculty: Jeffrey Linzer, Sr, MD, FAAP, FACEP| Price: $134.95$75.00
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    Archived event available until June 30, 2016


    Description

    International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) will be implemented on October 1, 2015. ICD-10-CM and its applicable guidelines are the required diagnosis reporting code set for all health care professionals and covered entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is vital that coders and physicians alike understand the changes in this code set because this will affect diagnosis reporting and health care quality metrics. While good documentation is important in any coding system, understanding how to properly use the increased specificity with ICD-10-CM codes can help with referrals, procedures, and payment.

    This webinar will
    • Continue to discuss specific ICD-10-CM guidelines that will affect pediatrics, including coding in the perinatal period.
    • Explore the specific pediatric codes that will experience significant changes from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) to the ICD-10-CM code set, including otitis, asthma, injuries, and more.
    • Discuss specific ICD-10-CM-related questions that came from the first part of this webinar.
    • Review vignettes and proper ICD-10-CM coding.
    • And more!


    Faculty: Jeffrey Linzer Sr., MD, FAAP, FACEP

    Jeffrey Linzer, Sr, MD, FAAP, FACEP, is the associate medical director for compliance for the Emergency Pediatric Group/Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr Linzer has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) since 1987 and is active in the AAP sections on Emergency Medicine and Transport Medicine. He is also a member of the AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and serves as the AAP representative to the ICD-9-CM Editorial Advisory Board. Additionally, Dr Linzer has taken on the role as chair of the first ever pediatric topical advisory group (TAG) as ICD undergoes its 11th revision under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Dr Linzer is an expert in ICD guidelines and implementation and has been actively involved in the ICD-10-CM transition in the United States.

     

  • Faculty: David M. Kanter, MD, FAAP | Price: $134.95

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    Description

    Evaluation and management (E/M) services are the main revenue-generating source for primary care physicians. The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Editorial Advisory Panel and some payers are changing the landscape of E/M coding to place more emphasis on medical decision-making (MDM). As a result, MDM may be a required key component. 

    It is extremely important for physicians and their coding staff to understand E/M documentation guidelines and requirements for code levels, most importantly MDM. Over- and under-coding can be very costly to a practice.
       
    This webinar will
       
    • Briefly review the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services E/M guidelines (1995 and 1997) and understand the main differences and which to use in your practice.
    • Review the required key components to obtain specific inpatient and outpatient code levels.
    • Review the 3 key components and understand the importance of MDM.
    • Go over the new concept of patient presentation and how that term will replace presenting problem.
    • Present common pediatric patient presentations (eg, otitis) and how different scenarios related to the problem are coded on the spectrum (eg, 99212 vs 99213).
    • Go over some anticipated future changes to E/M coding.
    • Understand time-based E/M coding.
    • Learn how and when to apply prolonged services.


    Faculty: David Kanter, MD, FAAP

    David Kanter, MD, FAAP, has been a Fellow of the AAP for 26 years. He is a neonatologist who provided medical directorship of a large neonatology practice in West Palm Beach, FL, for which he continues to provide clinical support. For the past 3 years, he has served as vice president of medical coding for Pediatrix Medical Group, a national medical group focused on multiple collaborative service lines including neonatology; pediatric hospitalist, developmental, emergency, and intensive care; pediatric surgery; maternal-fetal medicine; and pediatric cardiology. Representing the country’s largest practicing group of pediatric cardiologists, the Pediatrix national medical group of cardiologists provides a full spectrum of care including fetal assessment, interventional catheterization, echocardiography, cardiovascular monitoring and stress testing, adult congenital and heart transplant support, and preventive care. Dr Kanter is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, holds an MBA from the University of Florida, is CPC certified, and is a member of the AAP Perinatal Coding Committee under the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics.

     

  • Continuing Education:
    AAP coding webinars do not currently offer continuing medical education (CME) credits for physicians. If you wish to suggest that CMEs be offered for our future webinars, please contact the AAP coding hotline aapcodinghotline@aap.org.



    This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

    Each live and online archived webinar through February 2014 has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 1.0 continuing education units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the publication, content, or publication sponsor.
  • Faculty: Richard Molteni, MD, FAAP | Price: $134.95
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    Coding for neonatal services can be quite confusing. Guidelines within Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) are long and cumbersome to navigate. It is vital to understand the guidelines to prevent denials from payers and a lengthy appeals process.
    This webinar details coding for inpatient neonatal services, including:

    • Delivery room care
    • Normal newborn care
    • Transfer of care
    • When level of care changes (eg, normal to sick)
    • When multiple physicians are present
    • When multiple physicians encounter a patient on the same day
    • Procedures
    • Readmissions
    • And more!

     

    Please Note: Digital Downloads of the AAP Pediatric Coding Webinars do not offer CEUs from the American Academy of Professional Coders.


    Faculty: Richard Molteni, MD, FAAP

    Richard Molteni, MD, FAAP, has had a career as a pediatrician, an academic neonatologist, and a physician executive in hospital administration. He is the former vice president and medical director of Seattle Children’s and former associate dean of the University of Washington and a professor of pediatrics. He continues to work part-time as a consultant for the Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International.
     
    Dr Molteni was a charter member of the original American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Coding and Reimbursement (now Committee on Coding and Nomenclature [COCN]) and has been a member or consultant to the COCN throughout its existence. He was the first AAP pediatric member of the CPT Editorial Panel and an inaugural member of the CPT Assistant Board of Directors. He has authored chapters in the AAP Coding for Pediatrics manual and lectured widely in the areas of coding and payment.
     
    Dr Molteni was past chairperson of the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics (SOPPe) and long-standing member of the SOPPe Executive Committee, and a past member of the Committee on Fetus and Newborn. He is also currently a member of the Perinatal Pediatrics Speakers Bureau. He is a wealth of knowledge on CPT guidelines, particularly in the inpatient arena.
     

     

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