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MPHCA Provider Documentation and Coding Training

Gary Lucas from the Association for Rural Health Professional Coding will conduct one training session lasting 4 hours in Orange Beach, AL on Saturday October 7, 2017 on items including Evaluation & Management documentation guidelines, ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding & Reporting, surgical package differences, preventive visits, and modifiers. More information, presenter bio, and agenda are below the Register Now link. 

When: October 6, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Preliminary Session and Reception
October 7, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: Perdido Beach Resort (link)

Cost: $350 per attendee - Member Rate
$450 per attendee - Non-member Rate

Lodging: MPHCA has a group room rate of $149.00 per night at the Perdido Beach Resort. You can book your room directly at Perdido Beach Resort - Group Code 15032.  Please, book your room by September 25th for the group rate. Should you wish to request upgraded accommodations, higher rates will apply. 

Program Accreditation:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the MS State Medical Association and MS Primary Health Care Association.   The MS State Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

MS State Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Disclosure Information

Faculty and planners for all MSMA Foundation sponsored CME activities are expected to disclose to the program audience whether they, or to the best of their knowledge, their affiliated institutions have received anything of value from commercial supports or any other commercial organizations that may constitute or be perceived as constituting a direct or indirect interest in the subject(s) of their presentation(s). Additionally, presenters are instructed to inform the audience if their presentations will include a discussion of an unlabeled or investigational use of products or devices that have not yet been approved by the FDA for the use being discussed. The intent of disclosure is to make participants aware of each presenter’s interests or commitments so they may form their own judgments. To this end, disclosure information follows:

The following planning committee members for this activity indicated they have nothing to disclose:
Gary Lucas, Joseph Grice Desiree Stinson

The following speakers for this activity have nothing to disclose: 
Gary Lucas

Any staff who have been through the Community Health Coding Bootcamp and have received their CH-CBS certification, this training will give them 4 hours towards maintaining that certification.

October 6, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Preliminary Session and Reception 

October 7, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Provider Training Agenda - (4 hours)

  • Introduction and Orientation to CPT, HCPCS-2, ICD-10
  • Differences in Clinical Documentation, Coding, and Billing
  • E/M Guidelines & Chart Auditing Principles
  • Break
  • Determining E/M Level of Service (cont’d)
  • Review Key E/M categories (e.g. Preventive vs. Sick Visits)
  • Chronic Care Management & Advance Care Planning
  • Surgical Package Guidelines (CPT vs. CMS)
  • CPT and HCPCS-2 Modifiers
  • ICD-10-CM & Clinical Documentation Exercises 
Required Class Materials
2017/18 -  CPT (AMA’s Professional Edition recommended) – available for $95 from ARHPC
2017/18 – HCPCS-2 Code Manual (optional) – available for $65 from ARHPC
2017/18 – ICD-10-CM – available for $65  from ARHPC

Presenter Bio:
Gary Lucas, CPC, CPC-I, AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador
Vice President – Association of Rural Health Professional Coders

Gary currently serves as Senior Faculty and Vice President of Education Operations for the Association for Rural Healthcare Professional Coding while serving the state/federally-funded medical community.  A particular focus is on helping Rural Health, Federally-Qualified, Public, and School-based Health Centers manage the integration of clinical documentation regulations into their healthcare organization’s business operations such as professional coding, medical billing, and compliance auditing by educating staff who can carry out a plan to unify its people, its processes, and its supporting technologies.

Gary was with The Medical Management Institute as Senior Instructor and Director of Professional Development from 1994-2004 where he taught over 1300 courses on physician medical record’s documentation, revenue cycle compliance, professional coding, and medical billing in 46 states. His instruction has helped hundreds of medical professionals earn nationally recognized professional credentials.  Gary is currently an AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM & PCS Trainer and has been an AAPC certified CPC and CPC-Instructor for over a dozen years. He has written several coding certification exams and specializes in training clinical and non-clinical staff on healthcare revenue compliance.

Gary began Discover Compliance Resources, Inc. in 2004 by providing training and consulting to medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies in addition to traditional healthcare facilities and continues to specialize where instructional design meets health informatics under Discover Compliance. From 2007-2012, Gary provided federal healthcare and IT management consulting services as an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton while providing consulting services to large medical centers, Military Health Systems (US and international), VA Medical Centers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control. 

His primary focus with the Association for Rural Health Professional Coding is to create educational collaborations with state rural health, primary care, and hospital associations who seek to help the careers of their members and improve the financial success of their member medical facilities through ongoing education. He earned his Masters of Science in Health Informatics degree from the University of Illinois – Chicago in March 2014 preceded by a degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 1994. 

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