Discharge Planning Rules and Regulations for 2019: Conditions of Participations(CoPs)

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter : Toni G. Cesta, PhD., RN, FAAN
Event Date : 04/24/2019
Time: 3 pm ET | 2 pm CT | 1 pm MT | 12 pm PT
Duration : 60 minutes

The proposed changes to the Conditions of Participation(CoPs) for Discharge Planning will likely have profound effects on how case management departments organize their work. It will also affect the workloads of RN case managers and social workers. Patients in ambulatory settings such as out-patient surgery, outpatient procedures and emergency departments will all need to be … Continue reading Discharge Planning Rules and Regulations for 2019: Conditions of Participations(CoPs)

Dealing with Compassion Fatigue & Burnout in the Medical Field

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter :Howard Baumgarten
Event Date : 04/25/2019
Time: 3 pm ET | 2 pm CT | 1 pm MT | 12 pm PT
Duration :60 minutes

Healthcare professionals are under more stress than ever evidenced by increases in demand for better services that are more efficient and thorough, higher costs, reduced staffing, and diminishing resources. Many healthcare workers are putting in longer hours and for less pay. From working twenty-four shifts to simply burning the midnight oil catching up on paperwork, … Continue reading Dealing with Compassion Fatigue & Burnout in the Medical Field

A Primer in Acute Care Reimbursement: From DRGs to Bundled Payments

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter :Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Event Date : 05/16/2019
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Duration :60 minutes

This program will provide a foundation of knowledge and understanding of the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) system used as the structure for reimbursement under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Included in this will be a review of the DRG relative weights, case mix index and expected lengths of stay. Medical record coding will be explained … Continue reading A Primer in Acute Care Reimbursement: From DRGs to Bundled Payments

Air Contamination and Surgical Infection Risk

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter :Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC
Event Date : 06/04/2019
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 pm PT
Duration :90 minutes

The rate of surgical infections is strongly influenced by operating room quality, which is determined by the structural features of the facility and its systems and by the management and behavior of healthcare workers. It has been observed that the main sources of contamination, especially in clean surgical procedures, are the patient’s skin and airborne … Continue reading Air Contamination and Surgical Infection Risk

Arthroscopy & Replacement of Hip and Knee

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter :Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Event Date : 05/22/2019
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Duration :60 minutes

Joint replacements and arthroscopic surgery are two areas that insurance carriers spend a lot in reimbursement for their members. Because of this, insurance carriers are continually changing guidelines and policies on the coverage of these procedures. Center for Medicare or Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes that joint replacement surgery is reserved for patients whose symptoms have not responded to … Continue reading Arthroscopy & Replacement of Hip and Knee

Credentialing 101: How to Organize Your Data?

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter :Stephanie Thomas, CPC, CANPC
Event Date : 05/15/2019
Time: 3 pm ET | 2 pm CT | 1 pm MT | 12 pm PT
Duration :60 minutes

Compliance with CMS regulations requires the credentialing process to begin with a completed application and attestation to its correctness signed/dated by the practitioner. There are many things to do for accurately keeping track of your provider’s numerous credentialing and enrollment obligations. If something left undone, or if the information is not 100% accurate, they can be denied … Continue reading Credentialing 101: How to Organize Your Data?

HIPAA Disaster Recovery and Emergency Mode Operations – Being Prepared for the Worst and Protecting Patient Privacy

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter :Jim Sheldon-Dean
Event Date : 06/12/2019
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 pm PT
Duration :90 minutes

With the recent natural disasters and hacking attacks suffered by healthcare entities, new attention is being paid to preparations for recovering from such disasters while protecting information assets. Any entity should be prepared with obligations to the public to protect the access to and confidentiality of information. The session will use the HIPAA Security Rule … Continue reading HIPAA Disaster Recovery and Emergency Mode Operations – Being Prepared for the Worst and Protecting Patient Privacy

Managing Incoming Patient Information – What It May Be, Where It May Come From and How To Use It Properly

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter :Jim Sheldon-Dean
Event Date : 05/21/2019
Time: 3 pm ET | 2 pm CT | 1 pm MT | 12 pm PT
Duration :90 minutes

As we move into a new era of healthcare with the increased exchange of medical records in order to provide better, more-coordinated care, the question of what information received from outside an organization should be included in a medical record takes on new importance. What with health homes, personal health records, and health information exchanges, … Continue reading Managing Incoming Patient Information – What It May Be, Where It May Come From and How To Use It Properly

Modifier 25: Ensure Correct Coding and Payment to Minimize Compliance Risk

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter :Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CHC, CPC, CPMA, CCS
Event Date : 05/08/2019
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Duration :90 minutes

The appropriate use of Modifier 25 can be a tricky because the requirements are ultra-specific. Modifiers continue to be problem for most physician practices. Appropriate documentation is important to reduce the number of suspended or rejected claims. On the other hand, Modifier 25 is really convenient because it gives the opportunity to capture additional physician work … Continue reading Modifier 25: Ensure Correct Coding and Payment to Minimize Compliance Risk

Understanding Medicare Advantage Programs for 2019

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter :Duane C. Abbey, PhD.
Event Date : 06/27/2019
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Duration :60 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

Spine Surgery: Its Anatomy For Proper Billing and Coding

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter :Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Event Date : 04/16/2019
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Duration :60 minutes

Year by year, coding and billing for spine surgery is getting complicated and troublesome for healthcare practitioners. Surgical procedures for the spine may be the most difficult procedures for facilities to code and obtain proper reimbursement. To prevent claim denials, it is very important to carefully and accurately bill and code for spine surgery. While … Continue reading Spine Surgery: Its Anatomy For Proper Billing and Coding

New Medicare Enrollment Application: CMS-855 Forms

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Format :LIVE WEBINAR
Presenter : Duane C. Abbey, PhD
Event Date : 04/25/2019
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Duration : 90 Minutes

Enrolling with the Medicare program involves the various CMS-855 forms. There are now seven different forms that must be used by different providers of healthcare services or products. These forms are long, detailed and sometimes confusing. Not only must they be filed initially for given provider, they must be maintained and updated as appropriate. Due … Continue reading New Medicare Enrollment Application: CMS-855 Forms

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