As part of a generous grant from the COPIC Foundation, CIVHC is working to help providers in Colorado be properly reimbursed for helping their patients with Advance Care Planning (ACP). A webinar developed by Pinnacle Health is now available on civhc.org and is designed to educate providers how to document and bill for ACP services.

The Advance Care Planning, Evaluation and Management webinar runs just under 20 minutes and is ideal for providers of all specialties as well as for medical billers, administrators, and practice managers. Using simple scenarios, it takes viewers through foundational aspects of ACP coding, including

  • the definition of ACP;
  • what forms can be used for Advanced Directives;
  • which health care professionals can bill for ACP conversations and under what circumstances;
  • how to document patient encounters; and
  • which codes to use on reimbursement paperwork.

The second half of the presentation explains the requirements for coding ACP evaluation and management patient encounters by time. The rules governing reimbursement of these visits can be strict and specific components must be included in the documentation. Definitions and coding information for Prolonged Services are also covered.

CIVHC is grateful for the partnerships with the COPIC Foundation and Pinnacle Health that made this valuable tool possible.

By Kari Degerness LNHA, MBA – CIVHC’s Director of Health Care Programs