2020 GI Coding Quarterly Webinar Series Learn Best Practices for GI Coding and Billing

This event is a four part webinar series

Live and OnDemand
All Four Webinars - One Low Price
Members: $99| Non-Members $149

ASGE’s Practice Management Webinar Series will cover topics that will immediately help improve your practice’s effectiveness in GI coding and billing, scope reprocessing, financial management, practice marketing and adherence to the 2020 requirements for the CMS Quality Payment Program.

The quarterly coding webinar series provides an educational opportunity for the entire GI team with yearlong coding and billing education to enhance efficiency and profitability through proper coding.

ASGE is pleased to offer all four GI coding webinars for one low price!  This educational opportunity will help the coding and billing team stay up-to-date on the latest coding changes and throughout the year.  The series will provide best practices in GI coding and billing to ensure proper application and diminish the common causes of claim rejection.

The dates for the webinar series are as follows:

March 18th
June 17th
September 23rd
December 8th

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Webinar Presenters

Kristin Vaughn

Kristin Vaughn,

Kathleen Mueller

Kathleen Mueller,
RN, CPC, CCS-P, QMGC, QMC, ICD-10 Proficient

Agenda and Learning Objectives

2020 Coding & Reimbursement Updates for Gastroenterology
March 18, 2020
Presenter: Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CPMA, QMGC, QMC, ICDCT-CM

Course Description: A preview of top coding and reimbursement issues regarding visits, procedures and other services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss medical necessity and pre-authorization requirements for diagnostic EGDs
  • Review Comparative Billing Reports (CBRs) for upper and lower endoscopies performed on separate days
  • Identify appropriate use of modifier 25 for separate visit on the same day as another procedure/service
  • Review the proposed E&M changes for 2021
  • Recognize the key factors in principal care management services

E&M Updates: COVID-19 Emergency, Telehealth and Related Changes and the New 2021 Office E&M Guidelines

June 17, 2020  
Presenter: Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CPMA, QMGC, QMC, ICDCT-CM

Course Description: Overview of the rapidly changed telehealth and related COVID-19 Emergency E&M changes, 2021 changes pending, principal care management services, and hospital documentation changes

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn tips for taking advantage of liberalized telehealth and telephone services
  • Discuss changes in the new E&M changes including clinical examples and top documentation issues in the hospital
  • Learn tips to help support the level of services billed
  • Examine new principal care management services
  • Learn how to document/bill for these services, provide an overview of telehealth services

2020 ICD-10 Updates & HCC/Risk Adjustment for Gastroenterology Practices
September 23, 2020
Presenter: Kristin Vaughn, CPC, CPMA, QMGC, QMC, ICDCT-CM

Course Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the new 2020 ICD-10 diagnosis codes for GI, with a discussion on the definition of Risk Adjustment and HCC (Hierarchical Condition Category) and how this affects GI practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss new 2020 ICD-10 diagnosis codes, code revisions, and chapter-specific guidelines.
  • Understand the definition of Risk Adjustment and HCC diagnosis codes
  • Discuss how your provider’s documentation should support risk adjustment diagnoses

Medical Necessity: The Key to Economic Success

December 8, 2020
Presenter: Kathleen Mueller, RN, CPC, CCS-P, QMGC, QMC, ICD-10 Proficient

Course Description: Does your documentation support medical necessity?  Medical necessity is the overarching criteria for payment of services.  Many payers are requiring diagnostic EGDs to be pre-authorized – is there enough information in the medical record to support medical necessity for the EGD? The medical record must support signs/symptoms for hemorrhoid bandings. Does your endoscopy report support modifier 59 for separate lesions/separate techniques? This webinar will cover medical necessity for diagnostic EGDs, screening vs. diagnostic colonoscopy, infusion services, hemorrhoid banding, multiple endoscopy billing, pathology and the need for special stains, and E&M services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss screening vs. diagnostic colonoscopy
  • Identify tips on how to avoid contradictory information (screening and symptoms)
  • Outline documentation tips for your endoscopist and pathologist to ensure special stains are medically necessary
  • Summarize the top E&M issues – focus on the assessment/plan of care to support the level of service billed

Continuing Medical Education

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASGE designates each webinar in this series for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for a total of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

ASGE Assurance to High Level Scientific Evidence and Adherence to Neutrality: ASGE is committed to you, our learners. We are committed to assuring the highest level of scientific rigor, research-based evidence and practicality to clinical use is conveyed throughout this educational activity. Members who designed this educational activity are carefully selected for their content expertise, teaching excellence and neutrality on the topic(s) being presented. ASGE requires all subject matter experts, committee members and staff planners who are in a position to control any aspect of content to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. Financial relationships in any amount is considered a potential conflict of interest, is peer-reviewed and resolved according to ASGE’s Educational Conflict of Interest policy and procedure prior to the start of this program.  

HIPAA Accountability: ASGE makes every effort to not include individually identifiable health information in this educational activity. To protect patient privacy, faculty are requested to de-identify patient related material in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Educational Attributes: This ASGE educational program addresses the following desirable physician attribute(s) that align with ACGME/ABMS Competencies, Institute of Medicine Competencies and/or Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competencies: a) Medical Knowledge; b) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement; c) Provide Patient-Centered Care; and d) Employ Evidence-Based Practice.

ASGE’s Commitment to Our Learners: ASGE’s continuing medical education program consists of a diversified educational portfolio. Each educational activity serves to maintain, develop, or increase our learner’s knowledge, skill, and professional performance. It is our intention that you will be able to transfer this learning to the provision of services for your patients, the public and the endoscopy profession. Content developed for this educational activity is based upon a body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the GI profession and ASGE’s standards of practice, the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

ASGE Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds must be sent in writing at least two weeks before the activity to education@asge.org. Refunds will be subject to an administrative fee of $100. Attendee substitutions are permitted with ASGE authorization. ASGE has the right to cancel a program at any time at its discretion.