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Pediatric Reimbursement Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality Meeting (SACIM) Charles Schulte M.D, FAAP March 1, 2005 March 1, 2005.

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1 Pediatric Reimbursement Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality Meeting (SACIM) Charles Schulte M.D, FAAP March 1, 2005 March 1, 2005

2 OUR GOAL BUILDING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR AN SUCCESSFUL CARE MODEL

3 THE PLAN 1.Review the Reimbursement Infrastructure for Pediatric Service Delivery 2.Discuss Existing /Future Needs

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5 An Overview THE BIG PICTURE - HOW SERVICES ARE PAID

6 HOW SERVICES ARE PAID HOW SERVICES ARE PAID First…DEFINE THE SERVICE Then…GET A CODE! (AMA CPT)

7 The Coding System The Coding System Forms a The Coding System Forms a Key Component of the Reimbursement Infrastructure of the Reimbursement Infrastructure for Physician Services

8 The Coding System Physicians Report Services Provided to Patients to Payers Using Numeric Codes Physicians Report Services Provided to Patients to Payers Using Numeric Codes HIPAA Requires Certain Code Sets for Electronic Transactions CPT and ICD are the Core Code Sets Used by All Physicians

9 The CPT Process -- The genesis of a code

10 CPT- CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY BEGAN IN 1966BEGAN IN 1966 >8000 CODES- OFFICIAL CODE SET FOR HIPAA>8000 CODES- OFFICIAL CODE SET FOR HIPAA OWNED BY AMAOWNED BY AMA REVISED YEARLY –FALL (October)REVISED YEARLY –FALL (October)

11 CPT – THE EDITORIAL PANEL 17 VOTING MEMBERS17 VOTING MEMBERS 16 MD’S 1 PT16 MD’S 1 PT 3 ARE PAYERS (CMS, BCBS,PVT)3 ARE PAYERS (CMS, BCBS,PVT) NOMINATED BY SPECIALITY SOCIETYNOMINATED BY SPECIALITY SOCIETY APPOINTED BY AMA BOARDAPPOINTED BY AMA BOARD 4 AND 8 YEAR TERMS4 AND 8 YEAR TERMS

12 CPT ADVISORY COMMITTEE ADVISES the EDITORIAL PANELADVISES the EDITORIAL PANEL 100 SPECIALTY SOCIETIES100 SPECIALTY SOCIETIES EACH HAS ONE ADVISOREACH HAS ONE ADVISOR ADVISOR PRESENTS CODE PROPOSALADVISOR PRESENTS CODE PROPOSAL ADVISOR COMMENTS ON ALL CODESADVISOR COMMENTS ON ALL CODES

13 HOW SERVICES ARE PAID HOW SERVICES ARE PAID Next…GET A VALUE (AMA RUC) Then….CMS (RBRVS-Medicare FEE SCHEDULE)

14 The RUC Process Genesis of Relative Value for Physicians

15 RBRVS Fee Schedule of CMS-MedicareFee Schedule of CMS-Medicare Used by most ALL PayersUsed by most ALL Payers Most CPT codes have a “Relative Value”Most CPT codes have a “Relative Value”

16 RBRVS AND PEDIATRICIANS R esource B ased R elative V alue S cale

17 RBRVS by PAYER RBRVS by PAYER

18 HOW SERVICES ARE PAID HOW SERVICES ARE PAID Plus… PAYERS- (ADOPT RBRVS – VARIATIONS in PAYMENT POLICY) “PAINMENT POLICY” Example- Obesity Services Are Excluded from Coverage (by ICD Code)

19 HOW SERVICES ARE PAID HOW SERVICES ARE PAID Combine…EMPLOYER (PURCHASE A PACKAGE OF “COVERED BENEFITS”) Example-The Policy May Not Cover Any Preventive Services- excludes Well Child Care

20 HOW SERVICES ARE PAID HOW SERVICES ARE PAID Last……PROVIDER CONTRACTS With PAYERS Individual physician, Group Practice, IPA

21 HOW SERVICES ARE PAID HOW SERVICES ARE PAID PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS ARE FOUND AT EACH LEVEL!

22 If Services Are Not Paid……. Where Is The Problem? If Services Are Not Paid……. Where Is The Problem? Code- CPT/ICD (system or individual) RBRVS- RUC or CMS Payment Policy of Payer- Patient- Covered Benefit- The Contract-

23 Payment Policy “ Good Codes Do Not a Dollar Make” Finding the Value ! Payers Will be Insurance Companies, Employers, State and Federal Agencies, and our PATIENTSPayers Will be Insurance Companies, Employers, State and Federal Agencies, and our PATIENTS All Must Find the Value in Preventive and Treatment ServicesAll Must Find the Value in Preventive and Treatment Services How Do WE Create Value?How Do WE Create Value?

24 BEST PRACTICES- THE CHARGE BEST PRACTICES- THE CHARGE 1. DEVELOP THE BEST CLINICAL CARE MODEL USING EBM 2.ENSURE AVAILABILITY of ADEQUATE CPT and ICD CODES for REIMBURSEMENT and REGISTRIES 3.TEACH BOTH to PROVIDERS and PAYERS

25 PEDIATRIC CODING RESOURCES

26 Resources-Publications BOOKS AMA-AMA- Current Procedural Terminology 2005Current Procedural Terminology 2005 Physician’s Guide to the RBRVSPhysician’s Guide to the RBRVS ICD 2005ICD 2005 Code Manager (Electronic)Code Manager (Electronic) AAP-AAP- Coding for Pediatrics 2005 Quick Reference Guide to Pediatric Coding and Documentation -2005

27 Resources- Publications Newsletters AMA- CPT AssistantAMA- CPT Assistant AAP News- Coding Corner (monthly)AAP News- Coding Corner (monthly) AAP Coding CompanionAAP Coding Companion Pediatric Coders Pink SheetPediatric Coders Pink Sheet Pediatric Coding AlertPediatric Coding Alert


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