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Format: On-Demand Webinar
Presenter: Christine Hall, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CRC, CEMC, CPC-I
Time: You can access the webinar anytime
Duration: 60 minutes
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COVID Public Health Emergency(PHE) is expired on May 11th and many Federal and State telehealth rules and regulations are changed now. Telehealth has become an increasingly important tool for providing remote care to patients, improving access to care, and reducing healthcare costs. As we move forward, the landscape of telehealth is expected to undergo significant changes in policy, regulation, and technology. This webinar will provide an overview of the key changes in telehealth for May 2023 and what you need to know to prepare. Make sure you get paid for all provided services what you are due without violating Federal and State rules and regulations.

Expert Christine Hall will break down the complexities of the pending PHE expiration and walk you through exactly how it will affect the telehealth services you provide and also help you ensuring your compliance after the PHE expires.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the Changes in telehealth coding, billing and reimbursement policies
  • Know The impact of new regulations on telehealth, such as the proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Learn how telehealth services be affected by HIPAA after the PHE expires
  • Know how Post-PHE apply if you submitted a Medicare 1135 General waiver form
  • Know how are new vs. established patient telehealth visit rules changing
  • Understand New and Advance technology in telehealth and their potential impact on patient care
  • Understand the role of telehealth in addressing healthcare disparities and improving access to care
  • Best practices for implementing telehealth in your practice

Areas Covered in the Session

  • New Telehealth reimbursement policies under Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance
  • Regulatory updates and proposed changes affecting telehealth, such as the proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Advances in telehealth technology, including new platforms, devices, and software
  • Legal and privacy considerations for telehealth, including compliance with HIPAA regulations and state-specific laws
  • Impact of HIPAA after the PHE expires
  • Medicare 1135 General waiver form
  • New vs. established patient telehealth visit rules
  • Best practices for implementing and optimizing telehealth services
    • Integrating Telehealth into clinical workflows
    • Improving patient engagement and satisfaction
  • Strategies for addressing healthcare disparities and improving access to care through telehealth, particularly in underserved or rural areas
  • Case studies and success stories of telehealth implementation in various healthcare settings:
    • Primary care
    • Mental health
    • Chronic disease management
  • Telehealth/Telemedicine
  • Requirements of Telehealth
  • Waivers and Flexibilities
  • Future of Telehealth
  • 5 Rules of Medicare Reimbursement
    • Originating Site Location
    • Originating Site Type
    • Distant Site Providers
    • Synchronous/Asynchronous
    • Covered Medicare Telehealth Services
  • Medicare Billing Requirements
  • COVID-19 Waiver Services
  • Telemedicine Patient’s Consent
    • 99202-99215 – Telemedicine services
    • G2010 – Store and Forward
    • G2012 – G2252 – Virtual Check in
    • 99421 – 99423 – Online Digital E/M
    • 99441  -99443  – Telephone E/M service
  • Telehealth Service Requirements Waived During the PHE
  • Newly Added Services Under Telehealth
    • Psychotherapy and behavioral health interventions
    • Speech Therapy
    • Psychological evaluations and testing
    • Medical Nutrition Therapy
    • AWV and many preventive services/screenings
    • Telephone E&M services
  • Tele-Mental Health
  • The Future of Telehealth
  • Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023
  • Temporary Medicare changes through December 31, 2024
    • Preventive Health
    • Physician (NPP) Services
    • Mental Health/SUD Services

Suggested Attendees

  • Healthcare providers
  • Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Clinic Managers
  • Hospital Director
  • Software Developers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • ASC Directors
  • Mid-Level Providers
  • Reimbursement managers and staff
  • Office Managers
  • Compliance officers

About the Presenter

With over 30 years of healthcare administration and information management experience, Christine is the current chairwoman for the AAPC Billing Advisory Committee, a skilled educator, and a national public speaker. She is a subject matter expert in compliance, ethics and regulatory affairs, revenue cycle management, CPT®/ HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM coding, risk adjustment, telehealth, credentialing, and practice management, just to name a few. Christine is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC®), a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), a Certified Professional Biller (CPB®), a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) a Certified Risk Coder (CRC®), and a Certified AAPC® Instructor. She has had the pleasure of working with many of the gold-star standard organizations in healthcare like AAPC, AHIMA, PAHCOM, MGMA, national medical associations, and societies. Christine serves as the Education Officer of the Palm Beach AAPC chapter.

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