Slideshare: February 2015 Q&A Medical Coding Webinar

The February 2015 Q&A Medical Coding Webinar from discussed a variety of topics of interest to medical coders including Face to Face & Home Health Cert/ PT Cert; Chronic Care Management Services; Jobs for HCC, New Coders & Auditors; HPI for Multiple Chief Complaints; Types of Cancer; Hernia Repairs; and background knowledge helpful for coding for STEMI and NSTEMI. CodingCertification.Org product offerings were briefly discussed including CCO Medical Billing Course, CEU Webinar Replay Club, and the continually growing list of CEU offerings.

    • 1. Coding Certification Q & A Webinar- February 2015
    • 2. We’ve had some serious questions from students wanting to copy AAPC testing material to use in their study process … SPECIAL NOTE: AAPC educational material is copyrighted. All AAPC material is protected by copyright laws unless noted differently. Just as with CCO course material, students are not authorized to copy information for use without permission of the distributor. CCO fully respects copyright laws and asks that all students taking CCO courses also adhere to copyright guidelines. Attention: Use of Materials
    • 3. Stay to the End For… ● A giveaway and your ● AAPC CEU link for 1 CEU
    • 4. Poll Poll – How many CCO webinars have you attended?
    • 5. Harsha Patel – passed CPC – 1/19/15 Janet Holt – passed CCS-P (no date) Sandra Gregoire – completed ICD 10 Mini course 12/27/14 Mary Kral – completed PBC 11/14 – passed CPC 12/15/14 Charla Gonzales – completed ICD 10 Full course 12/16/14 Nydia Robles – passed CPC 12/6/14 Barb Rogers – passed CPC 1/31/15 Congratulations to… Anyone else out there who passed recently?
    • 6. COURSESS ★ Medical Terminology & Anatomy Course (MTA) ★ Physician Based Coding Course (PBC) (CPC course) ★ Facility Based Medical Coding (FBC) (COC course) ★ ICD-10-CM Course ★ ICD-10-PCS Course ★ Medical Billing Course (PBB) ★ Medical Coding Auditing Course (PBMA) ★ Physician Practice Management Course (PPM) ★ HCC Risk Adjustment Course ★ Medical Coding Practicum (MCP) Course with Practicode Quick Lineup of CCO Courses Reviews & Mock Exams ★ CPC Exam Review Blitz Package ★ CPC Mini-Mock Practice Exams ★ ICD-10-CM Blitz Package ★ ICD-10-CM Mini-Mock Practice Exams For full listing see: CodingCertification.Org/Products
    • 7. Poll Poll – What region of the country are you from?
    • 8. ● ICD-10-CM Blitz ○ 16 hour course equivalent ○ Live/Virtual Event Scheduled for Sat/Sun 2/21 – 2/22/15 ● ICD-10-CM Full Course **Payment Plan Now Available** ○ 80 hour course equivalent ○ using “Understanding ICD-10-CM” text by Bowie The Future of Coding >> ICD-10 Prep CCO Style
    • 9. Poll Poll – What AAPC coding credential do you HAVE?
    • 10. Face to Face & Home Health Cert/PT Cert* There are some discrepancies in the office and external billing office with billing Certifications signed by the doctors for: Face-to-Face / Home Health – Plan of Care / Physical – Occupational Therapy / Hospice. What are the proper HCPCS codes and date that should be on the certification for billing purposes? ANSWER
    • 11. Jobs for HCC, New Coders & Auditors What kind of places hire HCC coders? As a new coder I was wondering how you get experience to be able to get your foot in the door when looking for a job. Can you tell me what a auditor should be proficient in to be successful? ANSWE

Slideshare: February 2015 Q&A Medical Coding Webinar


  • 12. Chronic Care Management Services* I am wondering if any facilities are using the code 99490, for chronic care management services. We are trying to implement it in our clinic. Any comments on this would be greatly appreciated or if there are websites with good information I could use. ANSWER
  • 13. If the patient presents with 3 complaints not chronic illness and there are 1-3 elements documented for each complaint that this would support an EPF HPI ANSWER HPI for Multiple Chief Complaints
  • 14. Poll Are you interested in any of our new courses coming out?
  • 15. Types of Cancer I am confused about the types of cancers. I understand benign and malignant but is there a way to know them by name? ANSWER
  • 16. Coding Hernias What are the steps in coding hernias. I missed this on a test question. ANSWER
  • 17. STEMI and NSTEMI How do I tell the difference between an STEMI and an NSTEMI? I don’t think I fully understand this. ANSWER
  • 18. Risk Adjustment by Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC- I, Education Director. We are anticipating HCC will be a high need specialty in 2015 and beyond. Future Focus of Coding – HCC Course Is Here! Our new HCC Course has 16 jam-packed Modules on
  • 19. Poll Poll – What coding credential do you WANT?
  • 20. by Dawn Moreno, PhD, CBCS, CMAA, MTC, CPL, CLT The PBB course provides the student with the most current information that pertains to the health insurance industry and the various reimbursement methodologies to ensure accurate submission of medical claims.. CCO’s Medical Billing Course Is Here! Physician Based Medical Billing (PBB) Course
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  • 23. CCO eBooks!
  • 24. Blitz Video Package or 2 CEU Webinars or 1 Hour Session with Laureen Free Drawing! Your Choice of: Pick Winner
  • 25. WEBINAR CEU’s – REPLAY CLUB Monthly CCO Webinars: ● * Worth 1 CEU per meeting Replay Club: ● * up to 12 free CEUs per year ● (for indicated Webinars) – Regular Attendees – Replay Club Members
  • 26. Medical Terminology & Anatomy Course (MTA) 40 CEUs! Review Blitz Video Package (CPC Blitz) 17 CEUs! CEU Classes (On Demand) ranging from 1 – 4 CEUs each ICD-10-CM Mini Course 8 CEUs! ICD-10-CM Full Course 40 CEUs! Facility Based Coding Course (FBC) 40 CEUs! Physician Practice Manager (PPM) 6.5 CEUs! Physician Based Billing Course (PBB) 18.5 CEUs! Physician Based Medical Auditing (PBMA) 12.5 CEUs! http://CodingCertification.Org/Products Looking to Fulfill your CEU Requirement? More CEUs from CCO!
  • 27. Chat Q & A Webinar- February 2015
  • 28. HCC vs CRAC Hi Laureen, Kisha here, How different id HCC vs CRAC coding?
  • 29. CPC Exam I’m taking CPC in May I have only been a radiology (RCC) coder for 25 years. Is this test exclusively multiple choice? I have been taking practice tests & a couple have been op reports.
  • 30. Calculate Units I have come across conflicting information for Home Health. Each unit is 15 minutes but are the units rounded based on the time? EX: 48 minutes = 3 units but 55 minutes = 4 units. Do you have any documentation on how to calculate the units?
  • 31. CPC and HCC I am curious about the HCC Coder course. Should I get my CPC first and get “real world” experience before taking the HCC course, or can one become an HCC Coder with little experience?
  • 32. Credentials for Remote Coders What are the best credentials for remote coders
  • 33. Thanks For Being With Us!

Attendees’ questions on various coding topics were answered. Educational topics were presented by Alicia Scott, CPC, CPC-I, Laureen Jandroep, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CMSCS, CHCI, CPPM, Jo-Anne Sheehan, CPC, CPC-I, CPPM, and Tammy Lucus, CIC, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPMA. The host for the webinar was Boyd Staszewski.

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