Palliative Care Inpatient Billing & Coding for the Interdisciplinary Team


Presented by Kevin Murphy, MD, MSW - Director, Palliative Practice Group, Providence Institute for Human Caring

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the difference between complexity and time based billing in palliative care

  2. Differentiate when to use complexity vs. time in coding your visit

  3. Explain z51.5 ICD-10 Palliative Care by Specialist code

  4. Clarify when and how to bill for advance care planning

  5. Understand prolonged service codes and how to use them

  6. Discuss options for billing for your social worker

Dr. Murphy is the system lead for Palliative Care with Providence St Joseph Health, where he directs the enterprise efforts to expand and optimize Specialty and Primary Palliative Care across seven states and 51 acute care hospitals.  He has served in clinical leadership roles across the U.S., including regional director of palliative care for Providence St. Joseph Health in Southwest Washington. He has expertise in palliative care program development, clinical integration, health care delivery, crisis management, behavioral health, and emergency services. Dr. Murphy earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky, and master’s in social work from Loyola University. 

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