Most health care providers ask their patients about tobacco use and document the status into their electronic health record, however few bill for tobacco cessation services. While the majority of people who use tobacco want to quit, most will try to quit multiple times before succeeding. Providers in a variety of settings play a critical role in helping patients to quit successfully, especially those who treat patients with behavioral health conditions. An important component of integrating tobacco use treatment into these settings, is ensuring that providers are compensated, which can be confusing and challenging at times.
This webinar will provide an overview of the current tobacco cessation coverage for various payors, review the available billing codes for tobacco cessation treatment, and provide guidance on how behavioral health providers can maximize reimbursement.
• Compare the differences in tobacco cessation coverage between Medicare, Indiana Medicaid, and private health insurance plans
• Discuss the details of billing for tobacco cessation counseling in behavioral health settings
• Review the billing codes applicable for tobacco cessation treatment and how to use behavioral health codes to increase tobacco cessation services
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Sharon A. Shover, CPC, CEMC
Indiana Hospital Association
Ms. Shover is the Manager of Reimbursement Policy and Payor Relations with the Indiana Hospital Association. She has proven experience in all aspects of revenue cycle management. Her experience includes revenue generation, billing/coding and third party reimbursement for hospitals, FQHCs, RHCs and physician office settings. Ms. Shover’s areas of expertise include practice management, RHC conversion, clinical documentation improvement, chart auditing, coding, the accounts receivable cycle from patient access to collections, and development of policy and procedures.
FREE CME/CEUs is available for eligible participants (MD/DO, PA, NP, nursing, social work, mental health counselors, addiction counselors) who join the LIVE webinar event on 4/13. Participants will receive instructions on how to claim credit via the post-webinar email.
In support of improving patient care, Indiana University School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Indiana University School of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity qualifies for 1.0 Category I Continuing Education Units for Social Workers, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapy Associates, Mental Health Counselors, Mental Health Counselor Associates, Addiction Counselors, and Clinical Addiction Counselors as outlined by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board.
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact CME@iu.edu.
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