COLA: Basics of Patient Billing

Session recorded on:   July 27, 2018


Speaker:  Gary Gross, MD


Price: FREE for members,  $35 non-members


Viewers can earn credit by completing the posttest questions.



Physicians need better awareness of coding requirements.  They also need understanding of why charges may not be paid and how to deal with nonpayment issues.  As reimbursements are reduced, providers need to know their options to correct the errors.

Target Audience

Practicing allergists/immunologists


Learning Objectives

1.   Code correctly for different levels of patient visit and different procedures

2.   Recognize coding pitfalls for allergy specific codes, review EOB

3.   Know where to find code changes and answers

Additional information

As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) policy, all educational planners, presenters, instructors, moderators, authors, reviewers, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity must disclose all financial relationships with any commercial interest that have occurred within the past 12 months. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. It is required that disclosure be provided to the learners prior to the start of the activity. Individuals with no financial relationships to disclose must also inform the learners that no financial relationships exist. Learners must also be informed when off-label, experimental/investigational uses of drugs or devices are discussed in an educational activity or included in related materials. Disclosure in no way implies that the information presented is biased or of lesser quality. It is incumbent upon course participants to be aware of these factors in interpreting the program contents and evaluating recommendations. Moreover, expressed views do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the ACAAI.


All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved.

Jay Portnoy, MD, Planner

Speaker, honorarium: Thermofisher, Boehringer Ingelheim


The following have no financial relationships to disclose:

Paul Dowling, MD, Planner

Gary Gross, MD, Speaker

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Course expires: 


The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance


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