Forget Discharge Planning: Hospital Case Management Staff Need to Start Handoff Planning

$253$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Beverly Cunningham, MS, RN
Duration :60 minutes

Discharge planning has become more than just the movement of the patient out of the hospital. It is a “process” that starts at the point of admission and/or pre-admission and transitions beyond discharge. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently added more “teeth” to the process in their proposed rules. This webinar … Continue reading Forget Discharge Planning: Hospital Case Management Staff Need to Start Handoff Planning

PDGM: Assessing And Preparing Your Agency For Success

$251$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Daine Link
Duration :60 minutes

Many agencies are facing the biggest change in reimbursement since 2000 with the implementation of PDGM. The Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM) launches on or after January 2020 and will impact every department of the home health agency. The billing cycle will be changing to every 30 days, there is an elimination of the therapy threshold … Continue reading PDGM: Assessing And Preparing Your Agency For Success

The Armed Intruder/Active Shooter in the Healthcare Facility: Building a Plan for Preparedness

$251$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Steve S. Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS
Duration :60 minutes

An active shooter or an armed intruder at a medical practice office is unthinkable, but it has happened and can occur anywhere, anytime. Every healthcare provider has to accept the reality and realize it can happen anywhere, including at your practice. It doesn’t matter how well you think you know your patients, their families, your staff, … Continue reading The Armed Intruder/Active Shooter in the Healthcare Facility: Building a Plan for Preparedness

Updates to the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: The Journey Continues

$251$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CHFM, CJCP, CHSP, HEM, MEP
Duration :60 minutes

The new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule became effective as of November 2017 for the 11 categories of providers covered under CMS. It establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for participating providers and certified suppliers to adequately plan for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with Federal, state, tribal, regional and … Continue reading Updates to the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: The Journey Continues

Billing and Coding for Mid-Level Provider Updates and Staying Compliant for 2019

$249$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS
Duration :60 minutes

Billing and coding for mid-level provider seems simple at first but often poses a lot of pitfalls that many private practices, groups, and hospitals are unaware of until they undergo an audit and are levied a hefty fine. Many think the billings rules for nurse practitioners and physician assistants are the same from payer to … Continue reading Billing and Coding for Mid-Level Provider Updates and Staying Compliant for 2019

Medical Necessity-Don’t Allow Payers to Deny Claims Incorrectly

$251$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Stephanie Thomas, CPC, CANPC
Duration :60 minutes

This Program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education unit (CEU) from AAPC. Learn the ins and outs of medical necessity and how payers interpret that. So many times procedures are “authorized” but later deny stating that the procedure was not medically necessary. The importance of dictation and specificity will be discussed at length. Use … Continue reading Medical Necessity-Don’t Allow Payers to Deny Claims Incorrectly

CMS New Medicare Physician Payment Models

$251$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Duane C. Abbey, PhD.
Duration :90 minutes

Physician payment for the Medicare program continues to evolve. For many years the MPFS (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) used RBRVS (Resource Based Relative Value Scale) along with annually adjusted conversion factor to determine payment for physicians. Today there are many changes occurring from different directions. The sustainable growth factor (SGF) is being replaced by various … Continue reading CMS New Medicare Physician Payment Models

Physician Supervision & Incident-To Compliance

$251$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Duane C. Abbey, PhD.
Duration :90 Minutes

The phrase Incident-to is used in two very different ways in the Social Security Act (SSA). For physicians and practitioners this phase is used for incident-to billing that relates to a physician coding and billing for subordinate staff services. For hospitals, the phase is incident-to services that describe the major benefit category for hospitals under … Continue reading Physician Supervision & Incident-To Compliance

Understanding Medicare Advantage Programs for 2019

$251$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Duane C. Abbey, PhD.
Duration :90 minutes

Approximately one-third of all Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in various Medicare Advantage programs. These plans are generally offered by insurance companies and tend to be regional. The key descriptor for these programs is that of variability. Each of these programs must cover what traditional Medicare covers, but they then generally expand from this basic coverage … Continue reading Understanding Medicare Advantage Programs for 2019

2019 Medical Coding Rules and Guidelines: Stay Up-to-Date on Coding Changes

$251$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Duration :60 minutes

The medical billing and coding cycle can take anywhere from a few days to several months, depending on the complexity of services rendered, management of any claim denials, and how organizations collect a patient’s financial responsibility. Ensuring provider organizations understand the fundamentals of medical billing and coding can help providers and other staff operates a … Continue reading 2019 Medical Coding Rules and Guidelines: Stay Up-to-Date on Coding Changes

Don’t Get Burned by Sunshine: The Latest on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act

$251$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Gina L. Campanella, ESQ., FACHE
Duration :60 minutes

The presentation will provide an overview of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and corresponding regulations including the history and purpose of these laws. The presenter will provide the background upon which these laws were determined to be necessary and developed. The attendees will be provided with an overview and description of the laws, why they … Continue reading Don’t Get Burned by Sunshine: The Latest on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act

Health Plan Recoupment Defense: How to Defend Against Insurance Company Overpayment Demands and SIU Audits

$251$449
Format :ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Presenter :Thomas J. Force, ESQ.
Duration :60 minutes

There have been a lot of out of network (OON) provider facing recoupment, refund demand and so called special investigations (SIUs) from insurance payers and health plan. If you are an out of network provider, it is imperative that you balance bill your patients for the difference between charge and payment. The webinar will discuss what … Continue reading Health Plan Recoupment Defense: How to Defend Against Insurance Company Overpayment Demands and SIU Audits

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