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FRM F074 - How to Avoid Documentation Bloopers: Get Paid for What You Did

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 22

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 607

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Allan S. Wirtzer, MD, FAAD - Handout

  • Murad Alam, MD, FAAD
  • Scott M. Dinehart, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • James A. Zalla, MD, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Distinguish appropriate documentation for patient encounters
  • Develop skills and techniques to improve documentation
  • Recognize expectations of insurance carriers

Dermatology practices utilize a variety of techniques to document patient encounters, including handwritten, computerized and hybrid systems. In some instances records will include inadequate or excessive information. In this session we will discuss proper use of CPT codes for a variety of encounters, and share the feedback that the AAD has received from a variety of insurers regarding documentation concerns.


Saturday, March 22
3:30 PMIntroducation / Dr. Wirtzer
3:35 PMMohs coding and documentation highlights / Dr. Alam
3:55 PMEM coding and documentation ( to include -25, 24 modifier) / Dr. Wirtzer
4:15 PMBreak /
4:25 PMSurgical coding and documentation ( to include -57, -79, 59) / Dr. Zalla
4:45 PMImplementing ICD -10 and new HIPAA requirements; documentation challenges in the era of EHR / Dr. Dinehart
5:05 PMQuestions & Answers / All faculty