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 Utah Psychological Association

Medical Health Coding, Documenting, and Billing

  • November 19, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Livestream event via Zoom

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3 Continuing Education Hours

Workshop Description:

Medical Coding is a foreign language. Clinicians who want to be properly paid for their professional services must become proficient in understanding the specific combinations of numbers and letters that are used to communicate to insurance companies what was done and why.

This course will teach mental health professionals everything they need to know about coding, documenting, and billing for their professional services. Guidelines from the 2021 CPT® manual for the following services will be reviewed: Diagnostic Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Interactive Complexity, Health Behavior Assessment/Intervention, and Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing. Tips and tricks for proper diagnosis coding will also be discussed, as well as many differences between ICD-10 and DSM 5. Some local payer guidelines will be explored.

Course Objectives:

  • Increased confidence about procedure and diagnosis code selections
  • Better understanding of AMA and CMS documentation guidelines
  • Navigating and avoiding claim denial

Presenters: 

Annie Allred CPC

Annie Allred works as a Senior Coding Consultant for Intermountain Healthcare, specializing in all aspects of Behavioral Health coding and reimbursement. Annie has over 20 years of experience working in the healthcare industry and has been a Certified Professional Coder since 2014. Annie has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and loves to read. When not working, Annie and her family enjoy camping, hiking, and boating.

Stephen Gillaspy PhD

Dr. Stephen R. Gillaspy is a licensed psychologist and since August of 2019 has served as the Senior Director for the Office of Health & Health Care Finance within the Practice Directorate at the American Psychological Association APA). Prior to joining APA, Dr. Gillaspy was a Professor of Pediatrics within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center since 2005. Within the Section of General & Community Pediatrics he served as the Associate Section Chief and Director of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Gillaspy also served as the Director of the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. He completed his graduate training in Clinical Psychology at Oklahoma State University and completed his Clinical Internship and a Post-doctoral fellowship in Primary Care and Health Psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. At the state level Dr. Gillaspy has served on the Board of the Oklahoma Psychological Association and served as President. Nationally, Dr. Gillaspy has served as the American Psychological Associations Advisor for the Health Care Professional Advisory Committee to the American Medical Association’s Relative Value Update Committee (RUC).

Fees

UPA Members

  • UPA Members on or before early bird deadline of November 12, 2021, 2021: $75
  • After Early Bird Deadline: $95

Non-members:

  • Non UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of November 12, 2021: $100
  • After Early Bird Deadline: $110

Students:

  • Student members: $0
  • Non-member students: $25

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