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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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
Dr. 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.
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