• Guide to Reimbursement for NPs

      NP Guide to Coding and Reimbursement: Making Sense of the Dollars and Cents


      Provides essential information on how to document and code correctly. The practices described in this continuing education activity will help ensure fiscally responsible coding and thorough documentation, both of which contribute to maximal reimbursement rates.


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      This CE activity is available in the free APEA app for iPhone, iPad and Android Mobile.


      Streaming Online Video and cards

      APEA’s Guide to Billing & Coding for Evaluation & Management Services (included in this bundle) uses an innovative compact design to provide the most relevant coding information in an easy-to-carry size and an easy-to-understand format. 

      The card set features:

      • 20 pages (10 two-sided cards) packed with information
      • easy-to-turn pages on a spiral binding
      • graduated pages to help users find topics quickly
      • durable design on sturdy cardstock

      The card set outlines:
      • the coding process for new patients 
      • the coding process for established patients

      The card set details documentation considerations for the following:
      • chief complaint
      • history of present illness
      • review of systems
      • past, family, and social histories
      • the physical examination with focused elements
      • complexities of medical decision making
      • ICD-10 and general rules of documentation
      • time-based billing
      • special setting of service billing
      • preventive services
      Videos require the Google Chrome browser.


      2 hours 56 minutes
      Each video is accessible twice within 6 months of purchase.  


      Reviewed December 2018; Originally released November 2017


      3.5 contact hours; 0 Pharmacology contact hours 




      This activity is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners continuing education program, ID #2017-03-01.

      Provider number: 100820.


      This course consists of the following 3 videos:
      Auditing for Success
      Coding and Documentation
      Healthcare Fraud


      At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
      • State the reasons why coding is important
      • Explain what constitutes a new patient and an established patient
      • Describe how to document the performance of a history
      • Describe how to document the performance of a physical examination
      • Describe how to document medical decision making
      • Describe the tools necessary to complete accurate documentation and coding
      • Identify the meaning of provider status
      • Discuss tools for reimbursement
      • State changes associated with ICD-10 
      • Utilize evaluation and management coding appropriately
      • Decipher coding conundrums
      • Describe incident to billing
      • Discuss healthcare fraud
      • Understand MACRA and its implications in value-based reimbursement
      • Describe how to audit for success
      • Describe what constitutes fraudulent behavior
      • Compare the types of fraudulent activity identified by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
      • State how to formulate an action plan to minimize risk
      • State the consequences of participation in fraudulent behavior.

      The content in all APEA review courses, CE offerings and clinical resources reflects evidence-based practice.


      This course is taught by Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, owner of NP Business Consultants, LLC. She is an expert on NP documentation and coding and has presented on this topic at numerous conferences. She practices clinical at Connecticut GI in Torrington, CT.


      APEA Mobile is a free app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Purchases must be made through apea.com and will automatically be synced to your app. Content downloaded to your device from the app can be accessed at any time, even without an internet connection. 
      Minimum space required: Each video section may take up to 90 MB. 
      iPhone versions 5 and above and iPad Air and Mini and above.  Android versions 4.1 and above.




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