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Considering offering telehealth services to patients? Already offering telehealth but wondering if you’re in compliance with current laws, as well as coding correctly? Don’t miss this live Webinar! You’ll get guidance and practical tips for dealing with hot button issues like these, from KZA consultant Betty Hovey and attorney Michael J. Sacopulos, president of the Medical Risk Institute. Plus, Nemours pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alfred Atanda will share the lessons he learned when launching telehealth services for his patients – and how he developed this part of his practice over a two and half year period.

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  • Essential rules and guidelines to be aware of before you offer telehealth services.
  • How to develop and implement disclosure statements, and follow the rules for treating patients remotely – within your state, and across state lines.
  • Coding, billing, and coverage differences between Medicare and commercial payors.
  • How to code for telehealth services, including which modifiers and Place of Service to use.
  • Advice for starting a successful telehealth program in your practice; practical tips and pitfalls to avoid from a physician who delivers telehealth services every day.

Presenter

Betty A. Hovey, CCS-P, CPC, CPMA, CPCD, CPB, COC, CPC-I, CDIP
Consultant, Author, and Speaker

As a speaker and trainer, Betty brings a welcoming mannerism that her attendees relate to and enjoy. She brings humor and real life experience to her educational sessions that allow her to ensure that everyone understands the training and has a good time. Betty has educated coders, managers, health plans, administrators, non-physician practitioners and physicians all across the country. She has co-written manuals on ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT specialty areas.

Before coming to KZA, Betty worked as the Director of ICD-10 Education and Training at the AAPC. She co-wrote training materials and presentations on all aspects of ICD-10. She spoke and trained across the country to assist practices in preparing for ICD-10.

Prior to that, Betty ran her own consulting company. Her clients included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Southeast Missouri Hospital, and many small practices. She offered coding and billing services, audits, coding education and training, and practice management assistance. Betty is the 2017 American Health Information Management Association Literacy Legacy Award Recipient.

Find out about more about Betty A. Hovey
Consultant, Author, and Speaker

Mike Sacopulos
Attorney

Michael J. Sacopulos is the CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI). Medical Risk Institute provides proactive counsel to the healthcare community to identify where liability risks originate, and to reduce or remove these risks. He was selected as the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law for Indiana by “Best “Lawyers.” Michael won the 2012 Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year Award for MGMA. In 2017, Michael was named National Counsel for Sciemus, a Lloyd’s of London firm, for its SafeHealth policy. SafeHealth is the first cyber insurance product designed exclusively for healthcare industry. He has written for Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg and many publications for the medical profession. He is a frequent national speaker. He attended Harvard College, London School of Economics and Indiana University/Purdue University School of Law. He may be reached at msacopulos@medriskinstitute.com.

Alfred Atanda, Jr.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Alfred Atanda, Jr. is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., where he is the director of the Center for Sports Medicine. He performs arthroscopic surgery of the knee, elbow, ankle, and shoulder as well as general orthopedic and trauma surgical procedures. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed an internship and an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Atanda also completed fellowships in pediatric orthopedics, at AI DuPont Hospital for Children, and in sports medicine, at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. His research interests are in upper extremity overuse injury prevention and general orthopedic trauma. Recently, he has developed an interest technology and innovation by routinely using telemedicine in his sports medicine practice. His future ideas and projects include virtual athletic team coverage, virtual triage and patient navigation, and using telemedicine to connect orthopedic surgeons to other providers for specialist consultations.

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