CME Bulletin

Quality Payment Program: Appropriate Coding and Documentation of Chronic Conditions

For AAFP members only

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In this CME Bulletin, learn the latest recommended services for patients with chronic illnesses to maximize professional reimbursement by using up-to-date coding and billing practices.

Read this free CME bulletin, and then take the self-assessment quiz to claim 2 AAFP Prescribed credits.

This CME Bulletin was written by Ryan Mullins, MD, CPE, CPHQ.

Learning Objectives

After reading this CME Bulletin, you should be able to:

  • Identify recommended but often underused evidence-based services relevant to patients with chronic illnesses (such as diabetes) to maximize professional reimbursement.
  • Use up-to-date coding and billing practices to ensure accurate reimbursement of these services.
  • Incorporate these services into clinical practice to maximize potential for quality improvement and reimbursement.

Faculty

About the Author

Ryan Mullins, MD, CPE, CPHQ, is a physician executive with the Cerner Corporation where he partners with population health driven organizations to develop technology-focused solutions. He specializes in health care informatics, physician coding/documentation, and process improvement. Dr Mullins earned a medical degree from the University of Texas (UT) Medical Branch, Galveston, and completed a residency in family medicine at UT Health Northeast, Tyler. Before transitioning to a full-time physician leadership role, Dr Mullins spent 14 years in the practice of clinical medicine.

About the Medical Editor

Amy Mullins, MD, CPE, FAAFP, is the Medical Director of Quality Improvement at the American Academy of Family Physicians. Her responsibilities include working with other national organizations on quality improvement, as well as working on national-level policy and advocacy for payment reform. Previously, Dr Mullins was a practicing family physician and medical director at Trinity Clinic in Whitehouse, Texas. She earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

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CME Credit

This Enduring Material activity, AAFP CME Bulletin: Quality Payment Program: Appropriate Coding and Documentation of Chronic Conditions, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 8/1/2017. Term of approval is for two years from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit. View more credit agreements »

Access the Quiz

After completing this activity, take the self-assessment quiz to receive CME credit.

Take the quiz now »