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Fundamentals of Coding for MFMs

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One of the SMFM’s missions is career and practice support.  A large component of this is proper billing and coding practices.  This is often an over-looked arena during fellowship training, as appropriately so, 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 will serve 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; and Elizabeth Westen, 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 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 3.0 CEUs. These can be split between Core A, CEMC, CPMA and COBGC after successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.

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Module 0 - Funamentals of Coding for MFMs: Introduction
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This module introduces you to the creators of the course and provides CME and CEU information.
Module 1 - Introduction to Coding for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialists
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This module introduces you to the fundamentals of the coding course. It reviews the purpose and importance of coding for maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists as well as the most common types of medical codes required for and unique to MFM practice. It is narrated by Coding Committee Vice Chair Dr. Steve Rad.
Module 2 - Coding and Ultrasound
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This module covers the subject of ultrasound coding and the importance of proper reporting and documentation within MFM practices. It is narrated by Coding Committee member and frequent lecturer Brad Hart.
Module 3 - Modifiers in MFM
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This module covers the subject of modifiers that are appended to specific CPT codes. Understanding modifiers is necessary and important as it provides additional specificity to the payer regarding the work done on the day of service. It is narrated by Coding Committee past Chair and Course Co-Director Dr. Fadi A. Bsat.
Module 4 - Inpatient and Outpatient Encounter Codes
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This module reviews the complicated topic of inpatient and outpatient encounter codes for MFM, including the 2021 E&M updates. It is narrated by Coding Committee member Dr. Arij Faksh.
Module 5 - Coding in the Academic Setting: Trainee Documentation and Supervision
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This module discusses inpatient and outpatient coding within an academic setting, which often includes the unique requirement of trainee documentation and supervision. It is narrated by Dr. Elizabeth Westen, who was previously a fellow member of the Coding Committee.
Module 6 - Coding MFM Procedures
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This module evaluates coding for MFM procedures: the history of procedure-based codes, the importance of correct codes for varying procedures, and the common coding patterns when performing ultrasounds and procedures together. It is narrated by Coding Committee Chair and course co-director Dr. Vanita Jain.
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CEU Certificate
Up to 3.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 3.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available 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 The Global Learning Collaborative (GLC). GLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ The Global Learning Collaborative designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CEU Credit(s) This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. This program meets AAPC guidelines for 3.0 CEUs. Can be split between Core A, CEMC, CPMA and COBGC after successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.
CME Certificate
3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits credits  |  Certificate available
3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits credits  |  Certificate available