Parameters for Discussing and Billing for the New Advance Care Plan Code

Beginning January 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began reimbursing for time spent discussing advance care planning with patients. The two new current procedural technology (CPT) advanced care planning codes (ACP) (99497 and 99498) are used to report the face-to-face service between a physician or other qualified healthcare professional (QHP) and a patient, family member or surrogate in counseling and discussing advance directives, with or without completing relevant legal forms. This webinar will discuss the value of ACP, the new ACP code, when to consider using it, and how to meet the requirements of the code. Practical examples and case studies will be discussed including tips on how to discuss ACP or serious illness and medical intervention.


Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD; Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD; Robert A. Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the value of Advance Care Planning
  • Understand the parameters necessary to bill the Advance Care Plan CPT Codes
  • Discuss tips on how to discuss Advance Care Planning or serious illness and medical interventions


CME Credits:
1.5 CME

CMD Credits:
1.5 management

CME/CMD Credits available until June 2019

Nursing Credits:
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”

Program Code: LA16-12-524-301 1.5 contact hours

Contact hours available until May 24, 2019.


Member Non-Member
FREE $99


Speaker Disclosures:

All members of the education and online education committees have no financial relationships to disclose. Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, and Robert A. Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD, have no financial relationships to disclose. Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, disclosed that for other speaking engagements, he received honoraria for speaking on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim and that he also received a stipend for being a member of Sunovion’s Scientific Advisory Board. Products and services from these companies will not be mentioned during this program.