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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.​

Frequently Asked Questions​

    Putting Modifiers to Proper Use

    ​Presenter: Linda Parsi, MD, FAAP
    Date: October 27, 2017
    Time: 12:00pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific
    Duration: 60 minutes

    Archive available until  April 2018

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    Description
    Modifiers are just as important as the codes themselves. Not reporting a proper modifier on a claim could result in non-payment for services rendered. As pediatric services increased in complexity, knowing how to properly modify the services is essential. In order to relay that increasing complexity 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
    • Compare modifiers that are often misused
    • 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. 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. 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​

    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.

    Navigating Neonatal Services (Archived Webinar)

    Presenter: David M. Kanter, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP
    Date: April 20, 2017
    Time: 12:00pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern/11:00am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific
    Duration: 60 Minutes

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    Description
    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 will detail coding for inpatient neonatal services, including: 

    • Delivery room care
    • Review of normal newborn care
      • Review of critical and intensive care services
    • Transfer of care
    • When level of care changes (eg, normal to sick)
    • Bundled procedures
    • When multiple physicians encounter a patient on the same day
    • Readmissions

    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 the AAP's alternate advisor to the CPT Editorial Board, is a member of both the AAP Committee of Coding and Nomenclature and the 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.​​​​

    FAQs
    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.



    Giving Your Practice a Bright Future! Updates to Bright Futures and How to Code (Archived Webinar)

    Presenter: Linda Parsi, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP
    Date: June 21, 2017
    Time: ​12:00pm Central/1:00pm Eastern/11:00am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific

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    Description
    The 4th Edition of Bright Futures is now effective! 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 recommended preventive medicine services. 
    • Overview of new and revised CPT codes for preventive services in 2017. 
    • 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. 
    • Discuss quality metrics and preventive services. 
    • And more! 
    Included wit​​h the purchase of this webinar is unlimited access for 6 months after the live date.​

    About the Presenter

    Linda Parsi, MD, MBA, CPC, FAAP
    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
    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.​

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