As of January 1, medical practices can bill for discussing advanced directives and end of life planning with patients using existing CPT™ codes.
Although CMS describes this service as a support to primary care, there are no restrictions related to specialty in providing the service.
This no-nonsense presentation will describe the CPT™ rules related to the Advance Care Planning codes and CMS guidance from the Physician Fee Schedule final rule, released at the end of October. Although CMS is not presently setting a National Coverage Determination, it did describe a payment amount, and when ACP (Advance Care Planning) could be reported with other E/M services.
Bonus: Also a quick review of TCM (Transitional Care Management) and CMS change for 2016!
After the session participants will be able to:
- Implement the service in their practice
- Describe the key requirements that need to be documented in the medical record
- Communicate the key CPT™ and Medicare rules related to Advance Care Planning
- Know when there will–and won’t–be a patient due balance