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Ethical Practices In Billing 2022

Accredited for 3 Ethics Points

Psychologists | Registered Counsellors | Psychometrists

Presented by Vanessa Gaydon

R349.00

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This Course expires on the 31 December 2022

As we are all aware medical aids and the law take a stern view on practitioners that submit invoices that provide incorrect ICD 10 and billing codes. This is deemed as fraudulent practice that can have damaging consequences for your professional reputation and can incur heavy fines by the HPCSA. Ignorance is seen as no excuse. This webinar will outline how to use ICD-10 Coding in your billing practice through exploring the Ethical Practices in coding and billing. Furthermore, this webinar will cover the codes of conduct and law, with emphasis on the formatting of invoices, billing procedures, Use of correct ICD-10 codes and disseminating the confusion around Prescribed Minimum benefits (PMB’s).

Changes to the HPCSA CPD Submission process

From the 1st of Feb 2022, CPD certificates for HPCSA delegates will no longer be needed / issued.
Service providers are required to complete a template after each activity and this will be sent through to the HPCSA by the service providers.  The HPCSA will then capture the points on behalf of the delegates.
This new process will automatically upload the accredited CPD event/activity points to the HPCSA professional’s profile.

As I am sure you can imagine, this new process will have some teething problems.  This process does alleviate the burden on the professionals to keep track of the CPD points and certificates and allows for automatic update of the CPD points directly to the HPCSA.  This process further removes all administrative burdens from the health professionals and places all the administrative burdens on the service provider providing the CPD activity.

All discrepancies regarding point’s needs to be discussed with the service providers.
All service providers need to submit this information to the HPCSA “immediately” after a CPD event.  In the case online activities with a MCQ component, the suggestion was that such information be submitted to the HPCSA once a month.

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