2019 Changes for Your Pain Practice - Are You Prepared
Presented by: Judith Blaszczyk RN, CPC, ACS-PM
Presented by: Devona Slater CHA, CMCP, CHC
A constant for all practices is billing for evaluation and management services. It has been 20 years since any changes have been made to documentation requirements and the methodologies to determine the correct level of service to report. Sweeping changes have been proposed, to be implemented starting in 2019 and continuing through 2021. Tune in to this webinar to learn how these reforms may impact work volume, documentation efficiency as well as revenue for your pain practice.
As communication technology advances, medicine is evolving to embrace these new ways to provide care to their patients. With the 2019 advent of CMSâ€™s inclusion of telehealth services in their fee schedule, pain providers need to understand the rules, required documentation and coding for these virtual visits. After listening to this webinar, attendees will be able to answer questions such as: Who can perform these visits? What happens if the encounter results in a face-to-face visit? What needs to be recorded in the patientâ€™s medical record?
Spinal cord stimulators have provided pain relief to many of those suffering from chronic pain. Whether your practice performs the implantation and ongoing care, or only provides the analysis and programming of these devices, be aware that some important clarifications have been made that directly impact billing and reimbursement. Spinal cord stimulation is also the subject of potential revaluing when performed at an ASC so ensure you understand how place of service may influence payment.
It is all over the news, we are in an Opioid Crisis. How is your practice balancing prescribing high risk medications, performing the necessary testing for potential misuse/abuse of drugs, but also surviving a payer™s audit? Some pain practices have already been targeted for investigation for overuse of urine drug testing, prosecuted by the government, and forced to pay large sums of money back to Medicare (and some other payers). Some have even had to serve time in jail. Protect your providers and your practice from falling prey to these situations by learning what needs to be documented to support medical necessity for your opioid related services.
You will be provided with the tools you need to handle these and other 2019 updates so mark your calendars now: February 6, 2019 and join us for this informative session.