AAP Coding Webinars

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AAP Coding Webinars

 
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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 and do incur a fee - refer to individual webinars for details.​​


This coding webinar 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.


Frequently Asked Questions​

    Pediatric Coding Updates: Stay Current for 2020!

    Title: Pediatric Coding Updates: Stay Current for 2020!   

    Presenter: David M. Kanter, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP 

    Date: November 11, 2019 

    Time: 12:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific

    Duration: 60 minutes 

    Archive available until May 4, 2020

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    Description

    Several new updates to the ICD-10-CM and CPT code set will greatly impact pediatrics. To avoid denials and payment delays, be sure you are up-to-date on the current coding! This webinar will go over

    • Relevant pediatric ICD-10-CM codes such as travel counseling, more specific codes for adenosine deaminase [ADA] deficiency and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and many others
    • CPT updates will include
      • Digital Evaluation and management (E/M) services (both physician and non-physician providers)
      • Remote physiologic monitoring
      • Surgical section changes (cardiovascular, male genital, nervous)
      • Medicine section updates including EEG and health and behavioral assessment/management
    • Proposed relative value units for the new CPT services will be shared
    • Specific examples on the use of the most common CPT codes for pediatrics will be presented

    About the Presenter

    David M. Kanter, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP

    Dr Kanter is a Fellow of the AAP. He is a neonatologist who has provided medical directorship of a large neonatology practice in West Palm Beach, FL, for which he continues to provide clinical support. He currently serves as Vice President of medical coding for Pediatrix Medical Group, a division of MEDNAX Services, Inc, a national group focused on multiple collaborative service lines including neonatology; pediatric intensivist and hospitalist care; developmental and emergency care; pediatric surgery; pediatric cardiology; maternal-fetal medicine; anesthesia; and radiology. Dr Kanter is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, holds an MBA from the University of Florida, and is a certified professional coder. Dr Kanter is a member of the AAP’s Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Coding Committee, and is a member of the AAP coding publications Editorial Board for which he regularly reviews and comments on coding materials. Dr Kanter was recently nominated and approved to sit on the CPT’s Editorial Advisory Board through the AMA and also sits on the Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group. 

    FAQs 

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly.

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

    Don’t Continue Leaving Money on the Table: More Missed Coding Opportunities

    Title: Don’t Continue Leaving Money on the Table: More Missed Coding Opportunities

    Presenter: Linda Parsi, MD, FAAP

    Date: December 13, 2019

    Time: 12:00pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific

    Duration: 60 minutes

    Archive available until June 13, 2020

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    Description

    In busy pediatric offices, services and supplies often get overlooked. In addition, leaving off vital ICD-10-CM codes to support the reporting of E/M service levels as well as separately reportable procedures often result in denials or down-coding. This webinar will go over many overlooked coding opportunities that can help the bottom line. This includes

    • In-office procedures
    • Use of ICD-10-CM codes to support services
      • Focus on social determinants of health coding 
    • Importance of proper modifier use

    It is important to capture all revenue generating services at point of care. This webinar will help you do that. This is a continuation of the May 2019 webinar “Don’t Leave Money on the Table” 

    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 is the current Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics coding publications editorial advisory board and sits on the AAP’s Committee on Coding and Nomenclature. She has served on numerous boards and served as President of the San Antonio Pediatric Society from 2011 to 2013.  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. When she is not busy with all of that Dr Parsi often runs and cycles for pediatric causes. She is passionate about education and children and proceeds from many presentations have gone to support children’s non-profits organizations.    

    FAQs

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly.

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

    Newborn Hospital Coding for the General Pediatrician

    Title: Newborn Hospital Coding for the General Pediatrician   

    Presenter: Renee Slade, MD, FAAP 

    Date: February 11, 2020 

     Time: 12:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific

    Duration: 60 minutes 

    Archive available until August 11, 2020

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    Description

    This webinar will take an in-depth look at the variances in coding for newborn care from the perspective of the general pediatrician, whether it be a private practice physician seeing patients in the inpatient setting or hospitalists caring for newborns. This webinar will focus on

    • Normal newborn care
    • Sick newborn care
    • Procedures in the newborn nursery
    • When normal becomes sick
    • When does intensive services kick in
    • Transferring a sick baby to another provider

    This webinar will focus heavily on real-world vignettes!

    About the Presenter

    Renee Slade, MD, FAAP

    Dr Renee Slade is a board certified pediatrician practicing at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr Slade also is the physician liaison for coding education within her department. Dr Slade began her work with the AAP as she transitioned into this role of coding education in 2016. In that year she became a member of the AAP’s Coding Publications Editorial Advisory Board(EAB). Since that time Dr Slade has been a wonderful asset to the EAB providing both clinical and coding expertise to many of our products including the coding newsletter and Coding for Pediatrics. Dr Slade has presented at the AAP’s National Conference. Recently Dr Slade was asked to take on a position within the Committee on Coding and Nomenclature (COCN) as our CPT Alternate Advisor, where she attends CPT Editorial Panel meetings on behalf of the AAP and its members. Dr Slade now sits on the AAP’s COCN as a member. 

    FAQs 

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly.

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

    2021 E/M Changes – Stay in the Know!

    Title: 2021 E/M Changes – Stay in the Know! 

    Presenter: Margie Andreae, MD, FAAP 

    Date: March 12, 2020

    Time: 12:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific

    Duration: 60 minutes 

    This webinar will be available as an archive through September 12, 2020. 

    Click here to register! 

    Description

    Are you aware of the complete overhaul for office-based E/M services (eg, 99204, 99213) that will occur in 2021? This webinar will begin to prepare the coder and physician alike for what to expect beginning January 1, 2021. Covered in this webinar will be:

    • Rationale for changes
    • Which codes will be impacted
    • The fate of history and exam
    • High level review of the changes to medical decision making
    • Changes to “time” 
    • New prolonged service requirements 

    We urge our members to begin preparing now. This will be the first webinar to prepare you for these crucial changes. Don’t miss out!

    About the Presenter

    Margie Andreae, MD, FAAP

    Dr. Margie Andreae is a Professor of Pediatrics and Chief Medical Officer for Revenue Cycle and Billing Compliance for the University of Michigan Medical Center where she leads several health system committees focused on clinical revenue enhancement and billing compliance. Dr. Andreae is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and past Chair of the Committee on Coding and Nomenclature. She served as the Editor-in-Chief of the AAP’s Coding Publications Editorial Advisory Board providing oversight for the annual Coding for Pediatrics manual and the monthly Pediatric Coding Newsletter. Most recently, Dr Andreae was appointed to the joint CPT-RUC E/M workgroup. She is currently the Academy’s representative to the AMA Relative Value Update Committee (RUC). 

    FAQs

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly.

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

    Coding for Neonatology

    ​Title:  Coding for Neonatology

     Presenter:  Vita Boyar, MD, FAAP

     Date:  June 25, 2019

     Time:  12:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific

    Duration:  60 minutes

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    Description

    Coding for neonatal intensive care unit services can be quite confusing. Guidelines within Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) are long and cumbersome to navigate, but It is vital to understand the guidelines to prevent denials from payers and a lengthy appeals process. This skill-sharpening webinar is essential for anyone having to code NICU services. Dr Boyar will address

    Critical care versus intensive care and bundled services

    Accurately coding initial day observation services

    Coding for transfer services, both in and out

    Documentation requirements for the supervising/reporting

    About the Presenter
    Vita Boyar, MD, FAAP

    Vita Boyar HeadshotDr. Vita Boyar, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra, Northwell, is a Board Certified Neonatologist and a Certified Wound Specialist Physician, practicing both neonatology and wound care at Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY, Northwell Health. Dr. Boyar is a director of neonatal coding/ billing at CCMC since 2012. She has trained numerous faculty, trainees and advanced care providers on coding nuances and helped build her hospital's electronic coding interphase. As a director of Neonatal Wound services she sees variety of pediatric patients; knowledge of coding has helped her integrate coding and billing for services previously not provided in the hospital.   Her neonatology research involves skin and wound care, medical devices and their effects on skin; it is closely intertwined with her work in Quality Improvement, specializing in pressure injury reduction. She is a member of AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature Editorial Board since 2017. Dr. Boyar is a member of Society for Pediatric Research. Her wound research have led to multiple national and international travels. Dr. Boyar is a trustee of International Society of Pediatric Wound Care.

    FAQs
    www.aap.org/webinars/coding/FAQ

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly here.

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

    Digital Medicine

    Title: Digital Medicine  

     Presenter: David M. Kanter, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP

     Date:  June 4, 2019

     Time: 12:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific

    Duration:  60 minutes

    Archive available until December 4, 2019

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     Description

    Digital medicine is a relatively new concept that is gaining a lot of traction in healthcare. More practices and patients are either already utilizing it in some capacity or looking to incorporate it into their practice. Understanding how to code and get paid for these important and real-time services, which may eliminate the need to bring the patient into the office, is vital to help a practice thrive and maintain a business model integrating digital medicine. In this 60-min webinar the following will be discussed:

    • Defining telehealth
    • Current CPT approach to telehealth as relates to Appendix P and impact on E/M services
    • Typical approach to telehealth E/M as relates to government and commercial payers
    • Overview of unique digital services such as
      • remote physiologic monitoring,
      • interprofessional consultation,
      • 2020 eVisit services,
      • home and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
    • Risks and benefits of digital services

    About the Presenter

    David M. Kanter, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP

    Dr Kanter is a Fellow of the AAP. He is a neonatologist who has provided medical directorship of a large neonatology practice in West Palm Beach, FL, for which he continues to provide clinical support. He currently serves as Vice President of medical coding for Pediatrix Medical Group, a division of MEDNAX Services, Inc, a national group focused on multiple collaborative service lines including neonatology; pediatric intensivist and hospitalist care; developmental and emergency care; pediatric surgery; pediatric cardiology; maternal-fetal medicine; anesthesia; and radiology. Dr Kanter is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, holds an MBA from the University of Florida, and is a certified professional coder. Dr Kanter is a member of the AAP's Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Coding Committee, and is a member of the AAP coding publications Editorial Board for which he regularly reviews and comments on coding materials. Dr Kanter was recently nominated and approved to sit on the CPT's Editorial Advisory Board through the AMA and also sits on the Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group.

    FAQs
    www.aap.org/webinars/coding/FAQ

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly here.

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


    Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Missed Coding Opportunities

    ​Title:  Don't Leave Money on the Table: Missed Coding Opportunities

    Presenter: Linda Parsi, MD, FAAP

    Date: May 1, 2019

    Time: 12:00pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific

    Duration: 60 minutes

    Archive available until  November 1, 2019

    Register or Login Here

    Description

    In busy pediatric offices, services and supplies often get overlooked. This webinar will go over many overlooked coding opportunities that can help the bottom line. This includes

      • In-office procedures
      • Non-direct services
      • In-office supplies

    It is important to capture all revenue generating services at point of care. This webinar will help you do that.

    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 is the current Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics coding publications editorial advisory board and sits on the AAP's Committee on Coding and Nomenclature. She has served on numerous boards and served as President of the San Antonio Pediatric Society from 2011 to 2013.  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. When she is not busy with all of that Dr Parsi often runs and cycles for pediatric causes. She is passionate about education and children and proceeds from many presentations have gone to support children's non-profits organizations.     

    FAQs

    https://www.aap.org/en-us/professional-resources/practice-transformation/getting-paid/Coding-at-the-AAP/Pages/Customer-Service-Coding-Webinars-FAQ.aspx

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registration, please contact the AAP directly here.

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

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