Get paid for prolonged services: Your guide to reporting new, existing prolonged service codes

Product Code: YMPDA032817D

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Proper billing and documentation practices to get paid for newly-billable non-face-to-face prolonged services
Publication Date Mar 28, 2017

Price: $199.00

Get paid for prolonged services: Your guide to reporting new, existing prolonged service codes

Capture new revenue from newly-billable non-face-to-face prolonged services 

For the first time ever Medicare will now cover new non-face-to-face prolonged service codes 99358 and 99359. The final 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule has adopted the CPT® guidance that allows the prolonged time to be reported with a “companion” E/M code for your behind-the-scenes effort in providing patient care. You’ll gain $113 per 99358 claim, with add-on code 99359 returning about $55.

But don’t skimp on the details! These two new codes are only new revenue opportunities if you code and document them correctly. Historically, prolonged service codes have cost practices millions of dollars in denials each year. According to the most recently available Medicare claims data for prolonged service codes 99354 – 99357, the top medical practice specialties saw double-digit denial rates nearly across the board, with many specialties notching at least a 20% denial rate. Knowing proper documentation and billing techniques is the best defense against a denial and opportunity to earn more money.

Order this on-demand webinar today and let our veteran coding expert with 40 years of coding experience train you and your team on proper billing and documentation practices for these newly-billable codes to reduce your denial risk and capture new revenue.

After these 60-minutes you will be able to:

  • Get paid for work you’re already doing by properly billing new non-face-to-face codes 99358 and 99359.
  • Navigate the trickiest coding scenarios, including the ones most likely to result in a denial, as you practice real-life cases with our instructor.
  • Discover what to document and how to keep track of your providers’ time to prove to payers billing requirements were fulfilled so you get paid.
  • Master nuanced billing rules so you don’t undermine your efforts. 
    EXAMPLE:  Don’t bill 99358 and 99359 with complex chronic care management (CCM) codes if you don’t want a denial!

Learn how to properly bill and documents non-face-to-face prolonged service codes with our expert guidance to capture new revenue.   

Order today!


Maxine Lewis, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA. CCS-P, President, Medical Coding & Reimbursement 
Maxine Lewis is a nationally recognized lecturer and consultant in the health care industry with more than 40 years of practical experience in the medical office. She specializes in instruction for proper coding and its relationship to payment. Maxine is an author of Medicare Rules and Regulations as well as Working with Insurance and Managed Care Plans, published by PMIC of Los Angeles. She has written workbooks and led seminars in addition to having an audio reference library for physician practices

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