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Why coding knowledge is important even with an EMR system

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Why Coding knowledge/expertise is important even with an EMR system

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 29, 2015

Course Objectives:                    

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:      

  • Understand why an EMR may not always suggest the correct CPT/E&M code
  • Assess how to decide if the code is incorrect
  • Understand tips for ensuring compliance
  • Assess E/M documentation and coding rules understanding
  • Review common missed revenue opportunities and compliance red flags

Faculty Bio:

Amy C. Dunatov, MPH, FACMPE, CCS-P, ICDCT-CM, Director, Coding Services

Amy Dunatov has extensive experience in medical practice management, including both private practice and hospital-owned multispecialty group settings. She has comprehensive knowledge of billing and E&M coding, physician compensation plan design, financial and operational benchmarking especially as it relates to physician compensation and productivity. As Executive Director of Physician Services for a large hospital owned physician network, Amy was responsible for all phases of the physician employment process including contract drafting, negotiation, and design of compensation plans for 50+ employed physicians. She also served as Compliance Officer and served on Corporate Compliance Committee for the organization, playing an integral role in Corporate Compliance plan design and implementation for the hospital-owned practices. As administrator of an 11-provider gastroenterology practice, Amy managed development of a new office building (14,720 sq. ft.) with endoscopy suite, including pro forma analysis, liaison with the design/build team, and oversight of budget. She prepared the practice for a successful AAAHC survey in October 2006. Amy received her BS in Business Administration from Gardner-Webb University and a MPH from University of North Carolina School of Public Health. She has achieved fellowship status in the American College of Medical Practice Executives, the educational branch of Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). She attained certified coding specialist designation from American Health Information Management Association in 1992 and is an ICD-10-CM certified trainer.

Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Credit Information:

Designation Statement
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Credit for this course is good for 1 year after purchase. 

Urgent Care Management Certificate (UCMC) Credit 
This course is designated for 1 credit of Billing and Coding towards the Urgent Care Management Certificate.

 

Submitting for Credit:  

If you would like to submit for either of the credit above, once you complete the activity you must submit for credit you will need to complete the 5 question exam.  You must answer 3 out of 5 correctly to receive credit.  Your credit will be placed in your profile under Professional Development or click on "My Credits".  Email education@ucaoa.org with questions.  

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