As the government payor for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, CMS has relaxed many of its reimbursement policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers who are unfamiliar with the changes in scope of practice and other temporary changes may run afoul of coding compliance and find themselves in an enforcement audit. This live webinar is designed to assist providers with the challenges presented by the ever-changing practice environment.
Practicing physicians and physicians who supervise non-physicians who utilize billing codes submitted to, reviewed, and audited by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Following the audience will be able to:
1) Identify temporary expansion of scope of practice and flexibilities afforded by CMS during COVID-19
public health emergency
2) Identify strategies for physicians to incorporate best coding practice into daily operating procedures
in order to optimize likelihood for successful submission of claims for reimbursement in compliance
with current coding guidelines while maintaining a focus on patient care
3) Understand the CMS audit process
4) Identify resources and mitigation strategies available to physicians to utilize in the event of an audit,
Including the different support services available from an attorney certified coding specialist and
The South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The South Carolina Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest:
None of the planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose
No financial support received for this conference