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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​

    Navigating Neonatal Services

    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

    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.​

    Coding for Pediatric Hospital Care Services (Archived Webinar)

    ​Presenter: Edward A. Liechty, MD, FAAP
    Date:    
         December 14, 2016
    Time:  12:00pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Mountain/10:00 am Pacific
    Duration:   60 minutes

    Archive available until June 14, 2017

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    Price $134.95

    Description

    Reporting pediatric services in the inpatient setting has many rules and regulations. Many of these differ from the outpatient setting. Learn how to code for hospital-based services including newborn care, transferring care, procedures, split/shared billing, and residents.

    This 60-minute webinar will help you

    1. Understand newborn coding, both ICD-10-CM and CPT
    2. Learn how to properly code for hospital care when you are the transferring or receiving physician (including critical care).
    3. Learn when you can code for procedures provided in the inpatient setting.
    4. Learn how to properly code and document for split/shared services and services provided by residents.
    5. Learn about observation and discharge services.

    Included with the purchase of this webinar is unlimited access for 6 months after the live date.

    ​About the Presenter

    Edward A. Liechty, MD, FAAP, is a neonatologist and professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a pediatrics residency and neonatology fellowship at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children. Throughout his career, he has been active in patient care, teaching, and research. His research interests are fetal and neonatal metabolic physiology and perinatal epidemiology in developing countries. He is presently the principal investigator for the Kenya site of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development–funded Global Network for Women's & Children's Health Research. He is a member of the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics Coding Committee and the National AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature. Dr Liechty serves as the editor of the AAP Coding for Pediatrics manual and AAP Pediatric Coding Newsletter, and chairs the AAP coding publications Editorial Advisory Board. Dr Liechty also services as the AAP Indiana Chapter representative on the Indiana Medicaid Advisory Council. Dr Liechty is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (1982) and in neonatal-perinatal medicine (1983). He has been a Fellow of the AAP since 1981.

    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.

    Pediatric Coding Updates for 2017 (Archived Webinar)

    ​Presenter:                   David Kanter, MD, CPC, FAAP​

    Date:                           September 15, 2016

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

    Archive Available until June 15, 2017​​

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    Description
    Every year practices have to prepare for upcoming coding changes, both Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). This year will be no different, with the exception of the fact that on October 1, we will see the largest update to the diagnostic code set in history. The ICD-10-CM code set has been on a freeze for the past 5 years so the October 1 release is the culmination of 5 years of code proposals.

    This webinar will

    • Review all CPT changes related to pediatrics for 2017 including:
      • Patient health risk assessment
      • Parent/caregiver health risk assessment
      • Moderate Sedation Services
      • New Telehealth modifier
      • Review of pediatric surgical procedures updated
      • New Appendix in CPT related to telehealth services
    • Review all ICD-10-CM changes related to pediatrics including:
      • New perinatal codes for suspected conditions
      • New codes for many prophylactic encounters (eg, fluoride varnish application)
      • New code for familial hypercholesterolemia
    • ​And many more! 
     
    FAQs 

    You may need to click on​ "Enter Portal." You may also need to enter s​​earch criteria; if so, please enter "coding webinars" in the search box.

    If you have any further questions or experience any issues with registrat​ion, 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.

    AAPC CEU Approved

    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.​​

    Coding for Chronic and Transition Care Management Services in Pediatrics (Archived Webinar)

    Presenters:  David M. Kanter, MD, CPC, FAAP (Part 1)
                        Julia M. Pillsbury, DO, FAAP (Part 2)

    Dates:          May 26, 2016 (Part 1)
                        June 7, 2016 (Part 2)

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

    Duration:     60 minutes each

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    Part 1
    Part 2

    Description
    In recent years, the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Editorial Panel and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have recognized the amount of time, effort, and expense that primary care and other specialty providers and their staff are spending on coordinating care in the outpatient setting for patients to improve health outcomes and reduce the likelihood of emergency department encounters, hospital admissions, and readmissions. This, in turn, equals cost savings for the payers. As a result, more codes are being created with very intricate guidelines and increased criteria. Without proper knowledge of these services and how to implement them in your practice, you could be losing out on recouping expenses for these services. With the support of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will be hosting two 60-minute free webinars to address coding for these non–face-to-face services.

    Part 1

    • Review the intricate changes to chronic care management services (formerly known as complex chronic care coordination).
    • Review transition care management service codes.
    • Review other non–face-to-face services, including telephone care and care plan oversight.
    • Compare reporting transition or chronic care management versus other existing care management codes (eg, care plan oversight).


    Part 2

    • Provide clinical examples and vignettes of chronic and transition care management services.
    • Provide clinical examples and vignettes of other non face-to-face services (eg, care plan oversight).
    • Provide examples of proper documentation for chronic care management and other non–face-to-face services.



    About the Presenters

    David M. Kanter, MD, 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. For the past several years, he has served as vice president of medical coding for Pediatrix Medical Group, a national group focused on multiple collaborative service lines, including neonatology; pediatric hospitalist; developmental, emergency, and intensive care; pediatric surgery; maternal-fetal medicine; and pediatric cardiology. 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 Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Coding Committee and is an active member of the AAP coding publications Editorial Board, for which he regularly reviews and comments on coding materials. Dr Kanter has most recently been appointed as the AAP alternate CPT advisor.

    Julia M. Pillsbury, DO, FAAP
    Dr Pillsbury is a Fellow of the AAP and a primary care pediatrician in Dover, DE. She is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and did her residency and internship in pediatrics at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. She is the founder and president of the Center for Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, a single-specialty group pediatric practice. Dr Pillsbury is also the medical director for Nurses ‘n Kids, which is a pediatric prescribed extended care facility providing care to children with special health care needs. Dr Pillsbury is the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, champion for her local hospital. She is a current member of the AAP Committee on Coding and Nomenclature and past CPT Editorial Panel and Practice Expense Advisory Committee member as part of the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee. She is a member of the AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management and Council on Children With Disabilities.

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    AAPCEU ApprovedThis 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. 

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