5 Impactful Benefits of Mastering the
Coding and Billing for General Surgeons Course
- Earn More by Working Smarter not Harder
- Make Better Deals with Payers, Hospitals, etc.
- Protect Yourself, Reduce Audit Exposure
- Peace of Mind, Know that you are Doing Things Right
- Save Time, Course Includes many Time Saving Tips
Included in the Coding and Billing for General Surgeons Subscription
One Year Access to the Following:
- 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 21 Master Coding and Billing Instruction Videos (20 minutes or less each)
- ACSCodingToday.com – Expert Online Coding and Billing Tool
- ‘Ask the Experts’ Forum – Get all your questions answered by the PRS Experts
- E&M Pocket Card and Wall Chart Set
PRS Consultants have worked with thousands of physicians over the past 25 years.
One common theme we have identified is that physicians have not received a formal education regarding Coding and Billing. Many physicians who are very knowledgeable in this area still have gaps in their knowledge that can cost them tens of thousands even hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue.
This course is for all physicians who want to make sure they are collecting all the revenue for the services they are providing.
Many physicians already know a lot of this information, but very few know it all. Even physicians that think they know this information can benefit from this course.
Developed by M. Ray Painter, M.D, F.A.C.S. and Physician Reimbursement Systems, Inc (PRS)
You are wise to question who you can trust when it comes to learning coding and billing.
With all websites, consultants, associations, and companies offering coding and billing information, it is hard to figure out what is their real motivation and qualifications?
Our motivation is simple: we want to aggregate and disseminate up-to-the-minute, precise medical coding information and error-free claims processing instruction to maximize physician reimbursement dollars. This has been the same mission for over 25 years.
Who Is PRS
PRS has been in business for 29 years and has been focused on providing physicians, coding and billing solutions.
PRS has partnerships with many National Specialty Societies including the ACS, AUA, AUGS, STS, AACU, AOA, and ACOS.
PRS has answered the ACS Coding Hotline for over 25 years.
The Course Instructor: M. Ray Painter, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Who is Dr. Ray Painter and why is he qualified to teach a coding and billing course?
Earn More by Working Smarter not Harder
How would you like to save time with your documentation, and increase your take-home pay (some as much as 20%-30%), without seeing more patients or working any harder?
The path to working smarter and being paid fairly for all you do is to become a knowledgeable, active part of your billing process.
I’m sure you are, like most, confident that your billing process is effective and accurate. But, do you know for sure? If you have not spent the time to learn about documentation, coding and the billing process and are not involved, we can tell you, based on the hundreds of practices we have consulted with and the charts that we have audited, that you are leaving money on the table.
This course will benefit you if you are in private practice or are in a salaried position. It will fill in the gaps for the knowledgeable and provide additional detailed information for the beginner.
General Surgeons, salaried or in private practice, are liable for all claims submitted for the procedures they performed. Just because you are employed or an independent contractor does not protect you from the possibility of false claims. You may have heard or read of the horror stories of your physician colleagues that had to pay significant fines or are facing civil lawsuits, check out these articles:
You need to be involved and have a good understanding of documentation, coding and the billing process to make sure you are not at risk.
Developed for Today’s Busy Physician
Provides physicians only the information necessary to be efficient in the practice
Not designed to make physicians Certified Procedural Coders, however it provides knowledge necessary to determine if coder is good and has learned the billing rules
Walks physicians through all aspects of what they should be doing in their practice and the knowledge they need to do it.
Designed by physicians for all physicians wanting to make sure they are maximizing their income for the services they provide
All practicing physicians can benefit from this course.
CME Accreditation Information
The target audience for this activity includes all private practice, salaried, employed or contracted general surgeons.
A student is expected to know the basics of coding, billing and documentation and will be able to make a positive contribution to the coding, billing and documentation process.
With additional knowledge and a more complete understanding of the entire process, physicians will be better equipped to streamline their practice and submit a higher percentage of clean claims, lower malpractice exposure with complete documentation and help ensure accurate codes on the bills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of coding, billing and documentation, and be able to make a positive contribution to the coding, billing and documentation process.
- Apply documentation and coding techniques to consistently produce a complete and accurate health record.
- Assess billing staff and process to produce accurate billing to payers and patients.
- Organize and streamline the practice to be able to submit a higher percentage of clean claims, lower malpractice exposure with complete documentation and help ensure accurate codes on the bills.
7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Release Date: April 2017
Expiration Date: 1 year after registration
Estimated time to complete activity: 7.5 hours
Format: Online / On Demand
Tools Included (one year access):
- ACSCodingToday.com ($399)
- “Ask the Experts” forum ($399)
- E&M Pocket Card and Wall Chart ($16)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Physician Reimbursement Systems, Inc.. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This CE activity provides 7.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 7.5 contact hours.
Disclosure Of Conflicts Of Interest
It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.