On November 1, 2018, the Federal Register published a proposed rule regarding technical changes to Medicare Advantage. Like most government documents, it was fairly complex in scope and detail, but there were some serious highlights. In particular the document emphasized that Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audits would have an increased impact on Medicare Advantage plans. In one table, it was noted an expected recoupment of $ 1,000,000,000 dollars of inappropriate funding from Medicare Advantage plans. Yes, one billion dollars. Subsequent years were expected to net $381,000,000. This should not come as a surprise, as congress has exerted increased scrutiny to CMS’s oversight of these plans.
It is the intent of this webinar to equip payers, networks, and health systems with the policies, procedures and approach to mitigate these very real financial risks. We will discuss the historical background of Medicare Advantage and Risk Adjustment. We will discuss sufficiency of documentation, the foundation of any risk adjustment activity. We will discuss how much documentation is enough documentation and what are the necessary elements essential to support documentation.
At the conclusion, attendees will have a good basis to formulate the requisite strategies to avoid potentially crippling financial recoupment.
At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will
- Have insight into the history of Medicare Advantage
- Understand the implications of an inadequate compliance approach
- Understand the three-pronged approach for documentation compliance
- Understand the difference between an active diagnosis and the “history of” diagnosis
- Know what M-E-A-T means and how it applies to documentation
- Know the prerequisites for diagnosis submission in Medicare Advantage
- Gain insight into how to engage with providers around value-based care
- Know the common documentation stumbling blocks
- Detailed review of the history of Medicare Advantage
- Recovery Audit Contractors vs Risk Adjustment Data Validation
- Excerpts from the Federal Register
- Discuss sufficiency of documentation
- Previous OIG findings
- Congressional oversight
- Investigative reporting on Medicare Advantage
- “Gilding the lily”
- The cautionary tale of Dr. Isaac Thompson
- Components of an adequate compliance plan
- Importance of up and down approach
- General compliance considerations
- Focused compliance considerations
- “Tail” compliance considerations
- Administrative details
- The HCC map
- Published RADV audit guidance
- In-depth review of OIG published areas of concern
- Frequent stumbling blocks
- Examples from clinical records
- Live Q&A Session
- Revenue cycle
- Risk adjustment professionals
- Network executives
About the Presenter:
Dr.William Lee Jonakin, MD, CPC, CRC, is the Medical Director for Medicare Advantage and Risk Adjustment at St. Luke’s Health Partners, a financially and clinically integrated network in Southwest Idaho. He is also the principal in Clinical Discernment, LLC, a consultancy focused on the accurate representation of the illness burden of a population. He has had a career spanning several areas: Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, and General Practice. He has always been interested in the business of medicine, and most recently the shift from volume to value. Dr. Jonakin is board certified in Pediatrics and is also a Certified Professional Coder and Certified Risk Adjustment Coder.
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