Medical Necessity vs. Medical Decision-Making

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Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

10-10:30 a.m. EST; 7-7:30 a.m. PST

Program 311




Past President, American Health Information Management Association


Stefani Daniels, RN, MSNA, ACM, CMAC;

Larry Field, DO, MBA, CHCQM, CPC, CHC, LHRM;

 David Glaser, Esq.; Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC; 

and Stanley Nachimson

Are medical decision-making and medical necessity one in the same? Often, bad advice tends to circulate regarding how to select the correct evaluation and management (E&M) codes.

Healthcare attorney David Glaser was the first to break a news story involving Highmark’s recent policy – evidently recently rescinded – that required physicians to use medical decision-making as a key component of coding. Reporting our lead story during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesday will be David Glaser, who will be joined by Betsy Nicoletti, a national consultant on physician coding and founder of Coding Intel.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • News Desk: Larry Field, DO, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesday News Desk with the very latest healthcare news. Field is the treasurer of the American College of Physician Advisors.

  • CDI Report: Nationally recognized clinical documentation improvement (CDI) expert Stefani Daniels will return to Talk Ten Tuesdays with yet another CDI report. Daniels is the founder and partner of Phoenix Medical Management, Inc.

  •  RegWatch: Leading healthcare technology consultant Stanley Nachimson will return with his popular segment, RegWatch, through which he reports on the latest regulatory changes coming out of Washington, D.C.

Register now to listen and learn on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. EST.

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