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Multiple Applications for Office Based Spirometry: A Novel Approach

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Multiple Applications for Office Based Spirometry: A Novel Approach for Enhancing Revenues

1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation

Recorded April 19, 2016

Course Description:

Urgent care clinicians are familiar with using simple spirometry for applications such as post-offer or DOT examinations, but office-based spirometry used to its fullest potential can significantly increase revenue streams. This workshop reviews the case for using pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry in diagnosing and managing asthma, exercise-induced bronchospasm, and COPD. Course participants learn how to correctly perform pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry using existing equipment found in urgent care centers. A case-based approach will demonstrate how to use complementary E+M and CPT codes to achieve the highest level of service during the patient encounter.

Learning Objectives: 

    •Define the difference between fee-for-service and "value added service."
    •List two additonal novel revenue streams of office-based spirometry
    •Outline the procedural steps to correctly perfomr a pre and post bronchodilator spirometry evaluation
    •Provide accurate documentation for the appropriate Evaluation and Management level of service codes for diagnosing exercise-induced bronchospasm and COPD using office-based spirometry.
    •Enumerate multiple CPT codes used to document the office-base spirometry program.

Faculty Bio:  Don Cui, PA-C, AE-C

Don Cui, PA-C, AE-C Cadillac Occupational Medicine and Midmichigan Health Care Urgent Care in Clare Don Cui has been a clinical PA for 29 years and has practiced in multilple enviroments. He started his career in Pediatric Otolaryngology in St. Louis, MO, and then moved to Litchfield, IL where he worked in a Family Practice/Rural Healh Clinic for 22 years. Since 2012 he has been working in multiple Urgent Care Centers in Illinois and Michigan and transitioned to Occupational Medicine in 2015. His interest in intentional deception has led him to study the topic in detail from noted authors and criminal investigators. Mr. Cui has a strong interest in respiratory illness. Mr. Cui is the first PA to become nationally certified as an asthma educator. He served on the National Asthma Educator Certification Board for 2 years. Mr Cui is a national speaker and has published multiple articles on asthma.

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 

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 with questions.  

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