The Only Constant is Change: 2023 Updates in Palliative Care and Hospice Billing and Coding
Tuesday, February 73 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET
As palliative care clinicians know, the only constant is change. This axiom is especially true in 2023 as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have updated and streamlined documentation for care delivered in the inpatient, skilled nursing facility (SNF), assisted living, and home locations. There are MANY changes coming, and more than 90% of them will benefit hospice and palliative care clinicians.
In this talk, Dr. Chris Jones and Dr. Phil Rodgers will unpack many areas of the CMS billing and coding revisions. These include:
- Updates to time-based billing thresholds and when to count time in clinical encounters
- Decreased documentation burden in the history and physical exam sections of patient visit notes
- Review of the updated Medical Decision Making table published by the American Medical Association (AMA)
- Which billing codes will be deleted and which ones will remain
- How to use new prolonged services codes
- When other billing codes may better capture the time spent
We encourage palliative care clinicians, leaders, billers, and coders to join this presentation to learn how to save time and ensure you’re being paid for the work your team is doing!
What You’ll Earn
This activity has been submitted to the Connecticut Nurses' Association for approval to award contact hours. The Connecticut Nurses' Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Continuing education is pending from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
In this short webinar, Chris Jones, MD, provides a brief overview of the key 2023 changes to the billing and coding regulations that will affect clinicians who take care of patients with serious illness.