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Opportunities for Improved Maternal Health and Contraceptive Coverage

ICAN! and the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) are collaborating on a two-part webinar series to address how to take significant steps to expand coverage for postpartum care and family planning services.

In this webinar, participants will learn what expanded coverage looks like, who is eligible, and how best to ensure your patients and clients get covered.

Recorded: Wednesday, April 27, 12 – 1 p.m.

In-Person Training Videos

Below you will find all the videos shown during your in-person training session. You are welcome to reference these videos at any time as you complete the learning assessments.

Coding LARC and Depo-Provera, an Overview

Time to complete ~ 15 minutes

At the end of this course you will:

  • Learn about available LARC/injectable options and corresponding code selection
  • Understand symbiotic relationship between ICD and HCPCS
  • Know when to use a modifier to convey additional information on rendered services
  • Learn which modifier conveys to a payer that diagnostic lab was on the “CLIA-Waived” list

Four Common Family Planning Scenarios

Time to complete ~ 22 minutes

At the end of this course you will:

  • Understand common contraceptive codes used in your clinical practice
  • Learn when and why to use the -25 modifier to indicate a significantly & separately identifiable E&M visit
  • Understand why accurate units are important when billing for certain supplies (e.g., Depo)
  • Learn some basic surgical coding nuances (e.g., surgical reductions & -25 modifier)
  • Create common language for dialogue between billing/revenue cycle management (RCM) and clinical teams

Outpatient Evaluation and Management Coding Overview

Time to complete ~ 32 minutes

At the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the relationship between HCPCS (the “what”) & ICD (the “why”) codes
  • Understand the changes made to 99202-99215 outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) codes
  • Know how to use Time or Medical Decision Making (MDM) to pick code levels
  • Better understand contraceptive care code levels for reproductive health visits

Prospective Payment System & Telehealth Update

Time to complete ~ 35 minutes

At the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the difference between Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Fee-for-Service reimbursement rates
  • Learn about temporary changes in approval for telehealth delivery as part of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Understand how to use G2025 elevated encounter rate, including which services are eligible throughout COVID-19

Coding Barrier and Oral Contraceptive Pill, an Overview

Time to complete ~ 20 minutes

At the end of this course  you will:

  • Know recommended outpatient E&M levels (e.g., 99202-99215) for patient encounters for barrier & OCP
  • Learn HCPCS codes used for barrier/OCP supplies
  • Better understand use of Z30 ICD range as it pertains to barrier and OCP encounters
  • Know what other E&M codes to use if 99202-99215 are denied when Z30 is primary ICD
  • Understand coding for relevant diagnostic testing

Modern Contraception and Reproductive Justice

Time to complete ~ 60 minutes

Welcome to the ICAN! Modern Contraception and Reproductive Justice Foundational Webinar!

In this course, Dr. Toni Bond, ICAN!’s Community Engagement Advisor, discusses how the Illinois Contraceptive Access Now initiative is informed by Reproductive Justice (RJ) theory, and provides practical approaches to integrating the RJ framework into patient-centered contraceptive care. Additionally, Dr. Caroline Hoke, Chief Clinical Officer of Erie Family Health Centers, reviews the full spectrum of contraceptive methods available today, their attributes, and strategies to help people find a method that meets their contraceptive needs and desires.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Align the Reproductive Justice framework, including its core principles, with TRUER contraceptive care delivery
  2. Promote routine screening for contraceptive needs and desires and understand the importance of patient-centered counseling using the PATH framework
  3. Educate on the range of contraceptive methods available in the US and understand how patient preference and values guide decision-making

This program has been reviewed and approved to provide 1.5 contact/clock hours by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois. Continuing medical education hours (CMEs) are provided by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois as an Illinois Licensed Continuing Medical Education Sponsor, License #204000006.

Each module requires participants to complete a quiz in order to advance within the webinar. The entire course must be completed to access continuing education credits. If you need any assistance accessing the videos or quizzes in this course, please reach out to Sameen Qadir at sqadir@alliancechicago.org.

To get started click the “introduction to the course” text in the course content list below.

Sliding Fee, Prompt Pay, & Charge Setting Considerations

Time to complete ~ 20 minutes

At the end of this course you will:

  • Learn about HRSA requirements for sliding fee discount scale (SFDS)
  • Understand prompt payment discount and how it can be applied
  • Know the difference between fee-for-service (FFS) and flat rate sliding fee discounts
  • Understand from examples, options for flat rate sliding fee discount scale

Healthcare Coding & Payment: What they didn’t tell you in school

Time to complete ~ 20 minutes

At the end of this course you will:

  • Understand how coding and sliding fee evaluation can:
    • De-silo & destigmatize reproductive health through routine screening of all patients of reproductive age for contraceptive needs and desires
    • Expand access through same-day provision of the full range of FDA-approved birth control methods at low or no cost

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