ENT for the PA-C 2019: Coding Pearls for Team Practice in ENT

This activity describes billing and coding best practices for MD/APP teams, supporting appropriate documentation for office visits and procedures.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 
  • Recognize the required components of physician/APP team billing under incident-to, shared and split billing, and assisting at surgery
  • Document appropriately to support medically necessary levels of Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding
  • Employ correct codes for commonly performed procedures such as nasal and laryngeal endoscopy, tracheotomy tube changes, and post-op sinus debridement; alone and when performed with E/M services
  • Discuss methods of maintaining adequate documentation training, with an update on changes in the Final Rule for Medicare and what’s on the horizon
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