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House Call Coding 101 for Coders and Other Office Staff

Originally presented April 19, 2016, 1–2 pm ET/Noon–1 pm CST

Sponsored by Health Dimensions Group


Shawna L. Ramey CPC, CPMA, Post-acute Medicine Consultant, Health Dimensions Group

Ms. Ramey has more than 20 years of primary care and geriatrics practice management experience, including as a practice manager for a diverse geriatrics medical practice of more than 20 medical providers at Summa Health System. She also has clinical experience in house calls programs, palliative medicine, behavioral health, and skilled nursing facility practices. As a certified coder and auditor, Ms. Ramey provides chart coding audits and compliance reviews across health care settings, as well as provider and staff education on coding documentation requirements and new code and payment opportunities. Her expertise also includes operational and revenue cycle assessments in venues such as geriatric assessment clinics, house call programs, and Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.

Beth Carlson, EdD, RN, NHA, Director, Consulting Services, Health Dimensions Group

Ms. Carlson advises acute and post-acute organizations on strategic design and execution of integrated care delivery and value-based payment models, including bundled payment, preferred network development, care coordination, and community medicine, linking patient-focused care with emerging reimbursement and risk-bearing opportunities with a focus on care transformation. Dr. Carlson brings more than 30 years of health care experience throughout the care continuum, including development and administration of post-acute services and communities such as continuing care campuses, skilled nursing facilities, home- and community-based services, and housing for seniors.


Medical house call practices have several unique demands placed on them in caring for their vulnerable, frail patient segment. More recently this has included a particular focus on the importance of documentation and coding. This has been driven by CMS audits, revenue demands, as well as IAH and other value-based initiatives in which coding, patient acuity, and revenue are inextricably linked.

Join us and learn how to help your practice by assisting your providers to document and code accurately and efficiently. In this session we will review the role the house call team plays in documentation and revenue cycle management, offering tips to reduce provider burden, and enhancing practice revenue.

Continuing Education Information

This program offers 1.0 CEU of approved Medical Coding CEUs. This event is being recorded and the recording is also approved for Medical Coding CEUs.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program contact or the program sponsor.

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