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Live Webinar: Optimizing Advance Care Planning Billing and Coding for Palliative Care Social Workers
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

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 will help social workers and their teams understand how to get reimbursed for advance care planning services and document for qualified visits. We will also discuss additional reimbursement opportunities for social workers and their teams through private payers, value-based care, and current federal advocacy efforts. 

At the end of the session, 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.

Date: April 22, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT / 9:00 - 10:00 am PDT

Cost to attend: only $25 for current SWHPN Professional Members & Organizational Members | $40 for Nonmembers

Register here to attend

(Unfortunately, due to the subject matter, SWHPN is unable to offer CE credit for education related to billing.)

An email to join the webinar will be emailed to attendees prior to the start of the webinar.

Presenter Info:

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.



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