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How to Correctly Bill and Code New and Old Codes in Post‐acute and Long-term Care

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The logo for the Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine includes concentric blue circles in different shades, the letters pmda in lowercase, and the organization's full name.


This webinar will cover aspects of billing and coding specific to post-acute and long-term care settings. Non-face-to-face services, advanced care planning, 2021 office code revisions and other common concerns will be discussed.


This program may benefit health care staff in post-acute and long-term care settings, including medical directors, physicians managing long-term care patients, advanced practice professionals and nursing staff. Non-PMDA members are welcome and encouraged to attend.


  • Discuss details of billing complexities for recently approved billing codes used in the long-term care continuum.
  • Discuss appropriate use of advanced care planning code.
  • Review details of some recurrently perplexing PALTC coding and billing issues.

Keynote Speaker

Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, FACP, CMD

Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, FACP, CMD, is a practicing geriatrician in the St. Louis, Mo., area with 32 years of experience in direct patient care in the hospital, outpatient and nursing home setting.

He has a variety of administrative roles which promote excellence in nursing home and transitions of care, including being Director of Post-Acute Care Services for the BJC Medical Group Accountable Care Organization (ACO), which had the highest quality measures and best outcomes of any area ACO last year.

He is a past president of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and represents the society in the American College of Physicians’ Subspecialty Advisory Group on Socioeconomic Affairs and the AMA Relative Value Update Committee and is on the steering committee of their Practice Management Section.

He was awarded the 2019 Medical Director of the Year Award by AMDA.


  • 6 p.m. | Exhibits and Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. | Presentation
  • 7:30 p.m. | Question-and-Answer Session and PMDA Update
  • 8 p.m. | Adjournment



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and The Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 1 hour of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing.


This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1 management hour toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.


Fee is $25 for PMDA members and $30 for non-members.

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be made in writing to Requests received on or before Jan. 15, 2020, will receive a full refund.

Refund requests received between Jan. 16, 2020, and Jan. 29, 2020, will receive a refund minus a $5 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after Jan. 29, 2020.


A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.


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