The Basics on APRN Billing in Hospice and Palliative Care

This webinar is Part 1 of a 3-Part Series

Monday, June 24, 2024
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET


Members: Free
Non-Members: $150 (includes one-year HPNA membership)

As part of the Team of One webinar series for APRN members of HPNA, we invite you to join Christopher Acevedo, CHC for The Basics on APRN Billing in Hospice and Palliative Care: Part 1 of a 3-part series.

In this interactive discussion, we will examine the underlying requirements for coding and billing physician services in the End-of-Life care setting. We will review covered billable services/activities, the nuances that apply to APRNs in the hospice setting and discuss the billing process, including proper use of CPT codes and modifiers.

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Christopher Acevedo, CHC

Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Acevedo Consulting Incorporated

Christopher AcevedoChristopher is a health care industry veteran with more than 20 years of expertise in combining the unique perspective of avoiding physician risk and liability with opportunities for optimizing reimbursement. He has a particular expertise in chart audits, compliance & education relative documentation and coding. Chris has assisted clients nationwide with these and many other organizational needs and his experience in operational management brings our clients invaluable expertise in the operational aspects of organizations' billing processes and identifying areas for potential improvement. Through the firm, Chris often serves as an expert for clients undergoing alleged overpayment and/or fraud investigations, as the Independent Review Organization (IRO) representative in accordance with Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIA) with the OIG and as a litigative consultant to the US Department of Justice.

Christopher is the Healthcare Compliance Officer for Barry University, is Adjunct Faculty at Florida Atlantic University teaching regulatory compliance and is a member of multiple CMS MAC Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Groups.

Continuing Education

Attendees can earn a maximum of 1 NCPD hour upon successful completion of this webinar. Successful completion includes attending the activity in its entirety, attesting to attendance, and completing/submitting the post-activity evaluation within the timeframe specified.

The faculty/planners of this accredited continuing professional development activity have disclosed no relevant financial, professional, or personal relationship with ineligible companies pertaining to faculty selection, delivery, and evaluation of this webinar.

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is an accredited provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Provider number P0284.

Series Description

This webinar is part of a three-part series on Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Coding & Billing in Hospice and Palliative Care

Professional fee billing revenue is essential to sustain and grow interdisciplinary palliative care and hospice teams. While often perceived as burdensome and peripheral to patient care, billing and coding practices—when optimized—can help expand your team’s ability to provide high-quality care to the patients and caregivers you serve. Ineffective billing and coding can limit growth, and even threaten your team’s viability.

This interactive, three-part series is designed for APRNs practicing in Palliative Care and within the hospice benefit. It will focus on maximizing billing revenue using a steadily expanding set of CPT® codes available through the Medicare Fee Schedule. These codes describe services frequently provided by palliative care teams, including advance care planning, care management services and prolonged services, among others. The series will also take a deep dive into Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding techniques relevant to APRNs, emphasizing complexity- vs. time-based billing, use of multiple codes to describe complex patient encounters, documentation requirements, minimizing clinician burden, and capturing interdisciplinary team member work where possible.

Participants will engage with expert professional billing faculty, through both information sharing and case-based learning. Content will be tailored to participant needs and stress relevance across practice settings. At the end of the series, participants will be better prepared to develop or refine their approach to billing and coding – and to survive and thrive in a changing reimbursement landscape.

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