Learn how to equip your practice for telehealth with live webinars on billing and HIPAA guidelines in the age of COVID-19 from April 6-9. A full slate of topics will be covered during live CME webinars offered this month. Visit AOA Online Learning for more details.
Each telemedicine webinar has optional AOA Category 2-B CME available at no charge to AOA members, and $30 for non-members. Additionally, all may watch for free, without CME, using Zoom.
The live webinars are listed below in chronological order.
Navigating HIPAA and Telemedicine during COVID-19 — April 6, 7 p.m. CT
Despite the recent relaxation of HIPAA security and privacy regulations, there are still guidelines that must be met with the practice of telemedicine during COVID-19. AOA members are invited to join panelists Lee Hamil Little, JD, and Brian Tuttle, CPHIT, CPA, CHA, CBRA, for a free, in-depth, 60-minute webinar reviewing the do’s and don’ts related to telemedicine during the current national emergency. A 30-minute Q&A session will follow.
Get Paid for Telehealth; New Rules for Documentation and Technology — April 7, 7 p.m. CT
Under new telehealth rules, physicians may be compensated for providing remote patient care, if managed properly. This webinar, directed to physicians, will provide a thorough explanation of technical and documentation requirements for the three types of telehealth codes – audio/visual, telephone and internet. Attendees will learn how to provide remote care for patients while capturing information necessary to comply with new telemedicine rules. The webinar will cover aspects such as CPT/HCPCS codes, place of service designation, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes. The live Q&A at the conclusion of the webinar is intended for a physician audience. Coding and billing specifics will be addressed in the April 9 session.
Key Medical Office Financial Ratios to Improve Practice Profitability — April 8, 7 p.m. CT
The ratios and methods used to determine the financial health of a company can tell you the financial health of your practice too. Learn critical skills in analyzing the practice profit/loss statement, accounts receivable ratios and cost accounting and how to access specialty comparison norms for benchmarking. Understanding the importance of where you have been will help you to move forward.
Register for the webinar to earn CME ($30 for members, $45 for non-members).
Billing and Coding Under New Telehealth Rules — April 9, 7 p.m. CT
Waiver 1135, along with newly released ICD-10-CM codes for COVID-19, have resulted in significant changes to Medicare’s telemedicine service qualifications. This webinar will present coders, billers, auditors and office managers with the knowledge to use new telehealth/technology codes now available for physicians and other qualified health care professionals. Attendees will understand the variables of payer specific policies including place of service, modifiers, codes, documentation requirements, ICD-10 codes, consent and time. Live Q&A at the end will be focused on coding and billing questions.