Coding for Family Planning Nurses



Part 1: December 7, 2018

Part 2: December 14, 2018

12:45 - 2:00pm ET /11:45am - 1:00pm CT 



Registration is open through 12/3/2018 10:45 PM Central Time (US & Canada)


According to the United States Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, as much as 42 percent of evaluation and management (E/M) services billed to Medicare and Medicaid were incorrectly coded, including both up- and down-coding, while 19 percent lacked sufficient documentation. Increased scrutiny on public spending and decreased funding for public health service providers make it essential for practitioners working in public health family planning settings to accurately code patient visits and document the care provided. Accurate coding ensures that costs are recouped, clinics remain sustainable, and service provision continues.

Please join HCET and Sara Quinn, CPC, CPMA, CEMA, on December 7 and December 14 for this timely two-part webinar on medical coding for family planning practitioners. Attendees will leave this webinar able to accurately assign medical codes, as well as provide sufficient medical chart documentation for the care provided during a visit.


Attendees will leave this training able to:

  • Describe the importance of accurate coding for family planning services
  • Explain the application of appropriate billing codes used in family planning settings
  • Understand the components of a patient visit that translate into billing codes
  • Accurately document services provided during a family planning visit utilizing diagnostic and procedure codes


Sara Quinn, CPC, CPMA, CEMA, Business Director for Shared Services, Credentialing, Contracting and Auditing at Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes in New York, is a strategic problem solver who envisions smart solutions for patient-centered revenue cycle management. Her strong analytical and problem-solving skillset began as Medical Associate and have led through the roles of Billing Associate, Billing Manager, and Finance and Operations Manager. In her current role, Sara implements standardized trainings over 4 Title X-funded affiliates, provides comprehensive coding audits and individual training for all practitioners. Her credentials include Certification as an Administrative Medical Specialist, Evaluation and Management Auditor, Professional Coder, and Professional Medical Auditor.



Registration for this webinar is free for family planning clinics contracted by the Illinois Department of Public Health-Office of Women's Health and Family Services (IL DPH) and the Wisconsin Women's Health-Family Planning/Reproductive Health Program (WI FP).


Registration for this webinar is $25 for all other registrants.


Public health nurses, licensed physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, local health department staff, and other health care professionals.

Support Provided By

Support provided by Illinois Department of Public Health-Office of Women's Health and Family and Wisconsin Division of Public Health Women's Health-Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program. Funded in part by the MCH Title V Services Block Grant, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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HCET's mission is to provide comprehensive program development, education, and training to improve reproductive and sexual health outcomes.

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