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NP Professional Issues: Malpractice Prevention & Coding and Reimbursement



Wendy L. Wright
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Wendy L. Wright


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  • Fitzgerald Health Education Associates
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Schedule: August 12, 2020; noon to 3 PM EDT

 

This professional issues program addresses two key areas of NP practice, malpractice prevention and coding correctly. National speaker, Dr. Wendy Wright provides recommendations and clinical pearls to prevent a malpractice claim. Dr. Wright teaches coding in a useable and fun way to address educational gaps in this essential skill.

 

Malpractice Prevention: Everything an NP Needs to Know

Nurse practitioners are performing more services and seeing more patients. In addition, the number of malpractice claims made against many health care professionals is on the rise. It is essential that NPs take every possible step to avoid being at the receiving end of a malpractice claim. Dr. Wendy Wright, a family nurse practitioner with extensive experience in reviewing cases for medical malpractice attorneys, will present information that every NP must hear. You will learn:

·         Components of a malpractice claim

·         Techniques to prevent malpractice claims

·         Pros and cons of having one’s own malpractice policy

 

Coding and Reimbursement: Optimizing Your Billables and Collectables

NPs are often not taught about CPT coding and reimbursement in their educational programs. As a result, many are forced to learn on the job, which often causes inappropriate coding, including undercoding and overcoding, both of which can substantially affect collections. Experienced nurse practitioner and an owner of an NP-owned and operated practice, Dr. Wright teaches you coding in a useable and fun manner. Learn about:

 

·         Some of the most common CPT codes utilized in a primary care and specialty settings

·         Ways to effectively code in order to optimize billing and collections

·         Common coding mistakes including, undercoding, forgetting immunizations, and omitting procedures