Optimizing Advance Care Planning Billing and Coding for Palliative Care Social Workers (non-CE)

If you've already purchased this course or attended the live event in April 2021, log in at the top right-hand side of this page or click the links below to begin.

Course Overview

Social workers have become an increasingly integral part of an interdisciplinary palliative care team. And since COVID-19, the resources and skills social workers provide are in high demand for people facing serious illness. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued new flexibilities for social workers to get reimbursed for advance care planning across settings.

Presented by Torrie Fields, MPH, founder and CEO of Votive Health, a technology-enabled network manager that helps health plans and providers deliver complex care at home, this session helps social workers and their teams understand how to get reimbursed for advance care planning services and document for qualified visits. She discusses additional reimbursement opportunities for social workers and their teams through private payers, value-based care, and current federal advocacy efforts. 

Registration information is below. References and slides are included with the purchase of the webinar. Due to the nature of the webinar content, SWHPN is unable to provide CEs for webinars related to billing.

If you attended the live version of this webinar in April 2021, you are already registered. Please log in at the top right of this page and return to the course page.

Target audience: Social Workers, Administrators, Billing Coordinators 

Content level: All levels

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide awareness about the opportunities social workers have for reimbursement for advance care planning.
  2. Understand how to bill and document for qualified advance care planning visits.
  3. Discuss additional reimbursement opportunities for social workers under current legislative and reimbursement opportunities under value-based payment initiatives.

About the Instructor

Torrie Fields, MPH serves as Founder and CEO of Votive Health, a technology-enabled network manager that helps health plans and providers deliver complex care at home. Launched in 2019, Votive Health acts as a conduit, removing the barriers between cost and care so people living with complex and serious illness can focus on living and their providers can focus on caring. Votive Health works to support community home and hospice providers by providing administrative, operational and technological infrastructure so providers can focus on clinical care with little administrative burden. We leverage new and innovative payment models and policy opportunities to increase access to and engagement in serious illness management services, creating value for patients and families, their providers and the overall health care system.

Prior to Votive Health, Fields served as Head of Palliative Care at Blue Shield of California and Cambia Health Solutions and worked as a management and actuarial consultant for health plans, purchasers, and academic centers evaluating the impact of palliative care on achieving the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim. She has led development of highly successful palliative care initiatives including benefit design, case management, caregiver support, medical home development and policy and engagement efforts. Fields’ experience has encompassed work as an economist and health services researcher in a variety of settings, including health plans, health delivery systems and local and federal health departments. She has a deep expertise in health policy development and implementation, translating evidence-based research into legislative concepts and regulatory change.

Fields holds a Masters in Public Health focused in Health Management & Policy from Oregon Health and Sciences University, a B.S.in Sociology from Portland State University, a B.A. in Communication Theory from the University of California, San Diego, and a Certificate in Gerontology from Portland Community College.

To register:

If you've already purchased this course or attended the live event in April 2021, log in at the top right-hand side of this page or click the links below to begin. Return to this course page and click "Webinar: Optimizing Advance Care Planning Billing and Coding for Palliative Care Social Workers" below to get started.

If you'd like to register for this courseclick here.

Cost: 

The cost to attend is $25 for current SWHPN Members and $40 for Nonmembers. 

If you need accommodations, please reach out to the SWHPN Professional Development Program at info@swhpn.org or call (412) 850-3375.

Course Details

Optimizing Advance Care Planning Billing and Coding for Palliative Care Social Workers
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