Coding Fundamentals for MFMs
One of the SMFM’s missions is career and practice support, and a large component of this is proper billing and coding practices. Coding is often an overlooked arena during fellowship training, as the focus is on research and clinical care. However, once physicians complete fellowship and start practice, they realize that coding and billing drive practice and organizational sustainability. Practices cannot provide high-risk care without optimizing their payments and reimbursements. Given that there is no formal training in fellowship regarding practice management, this course serves as an introduction to basic coding concepts. It’s an ideal course for new MFM attendings or for those who want a refresher course on coding basics.
Course Co-Directors: Fadi A. Bsat, MD, and Vanita D. Jain, MD Course Faculty: Steve Rad, MD, FACOG; Brad Hart, MBS, MS, CPME, CPC, CPMA, COBGC; Arij Faksh, DO; Elizabeth Westen, MD; and Matt Zuber, MD
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is provided for this course through Global Learning Collaborative (GLC).
ACCME Accreditation 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 joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. GLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) This program meets AAPC guidelines for 3.5 CEUs. Can be split between Core A and all specialties except CIRCC after successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.
All faculty have no relationships to report.
Vanita Jain, MD, Delaware Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine, Christiana, DE
Fadi Bsat, MD, Baystate Health, Springfield, MA
Steve Rad, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Westen Fontaine, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Brad Hart, MBA, MS, CMPE, CPC, CPMA, COBGC, Reproductive Medicine Administrative Consulting, Inc., Charlotte, NC
Arij Faksh, DO, Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
Matthew Zuber, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC
Release Date: 1/1/2023
Expiration Date: 12/31/2023