Madison Area Chapter
                                  of the 
         American Academy of Professional  Coders



Conquering Consults - Don't be a Target

  • 08 May 2008
  • 8:30 AM - 11:29 AM (EDT)
  • The Lussier Family Heritage Center


Room temperature may vary, please bring a sweater. Please bring your AAPC Membership number if you have it.
$15.00 2 AAPC CEUs
Light Breakfast included
Registration is closed


Description: The OIG found a 75% error rate for consultations!  Medicare's Carriers are auditing these services.  Are you ready?  Come to this session to learn more about Medicare's Documentation Guidelines for consultations and the complexities of the Medicare rules. Learn the difference between CPT rules and requirements and Medicare. Topics include when to use a consult code, definition of "transfer of care", who can bill consultations, and the location of Internet resources for consult guidelines.  Participants will come out of the session with a list of guidelines on correctly documenting, coding and billing consultations.

Susan Petty has over 25 years of experience in health care. As a nurse, she has worked in multiple settings. Her experience includes supervisor at WPS Medicare Part B medical review department, and educator for the Wisconsin Medical Society. She is working as a Medicare Specialist at WEA Trust the Wisconsin teachers insurance company. She continues to teach on Medicare issues for local and national organizations. She is the past president of the Madison AAPC chapter and has been a Certified Professional Coder since 2000.

Susan Manning, JD, RHIA, CPC
Susan Manning is an attorney, health information administrator and Certified Professional Coder with over 30 years in coding, compliance, physician education, and investigative chart reviews. She has worked for private firms and the Wisconsin Medical Society, and is currently a member of the governor's task force to implement electronic records and facilitate health information exchange.

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