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DECEMBER 12, 13 & 14, 2018 | 12:00 pm CST (10:00 am PCT)

What’s Next for the OPPS: A Look at the 2019 Final Rule

Each year the CPT code set undergoes significant changes, and your staff needs to be aware of the changes in order to ensure a smooth transition into 2019. Join us for a discussion of the new, deleted and revised CPT codes and associated guidelines for 2019.

This is a three-part series.

  • Part I focuses on the codes that are typically assigned by HIM professionals in a facility setting.
  • Part II focuses on the codes that are typically hard coded within the CDM in a facility setting.
  • Part III focuses on Physicians and their office staff and the 2019 changes to the CPT dataset and the associated work RVU value changes that will make an impact.

During these complimentary webinars, we will empower you to correctly apply the new and revised codes and discuss the rationale behind this year’s changes. This presentation will be geared towards hospital staff with a focus on the non-surgical sections of the CPT and HCPCS books.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluation of the CPT code changes for the radiology, laboratory and medicine sections of the code book along with pertinent HCPCS code changes
  • Discussion regarding changes to guidelines and instructional notes affecting these sections of the code book
  • Review of the rationale behind the identified code changes
  • Presentation of coding examples related to the new codes for 2019

 

1 AHIMA CEU will be given to Webinar attendees.

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Increase Healthcare Consumer Confidence with a Successful Strategy for Posting Hospital Standard Prices Online

Complimentary, 60-minute Webinar
December 11, 2018
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DECEMBER 11, 2018 | 01:00 EDT

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Increase Healthcare Consumer Confidence with a Successful Strategy for Posting Hospital Standard Prices Online

Complimentary, 60-minute Webinar
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Past Webinars

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*Note: Recordings no longer qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU). Register for an upcoming live session to qualify for CEU credits. 

November 29, 2018

Each year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issues the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, which details important policy changes and reimbursement updates for the upcoming year.  Join us to discover what changes are scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2019 and how your facility will be impacted.

  • Review of the important changes to Medicare outpatient coding and billing requirements for 2019
  • Analysis of significant APC grouping changes for 2019 to include a discussion of comprehensive APCs and additional packaging provisions
  • Identification of the top operational challenges’ hospitals will face in 2019
  • Review of changes to hospital outpatient quality requirements
  • Discussion of other key changes related to coding, billing and reimbursement for outpatient services

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November 5, 2018

Be the first to hear VitalWare's strategy for price transparency solution, and learn how you can provide the ultimate solution for consumer price shopping, and ensure your organization:

  • Meets established CMS price transparency regulations
  • Increases patient consumer confidence in procedure-based pricing
  • Establishes a strategic approach to posting hospital standard prices online
  • Maintains a high-level of cost-to-charges

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 | 00:56

Led by Wendy Kennedy, VitalWare’s Director of Revenue Integrity Services, this educational session will leave attendees with a team strategy to ensure you land in the end-zone for compliant and defensible CDM practices through:

  • Transparent pricing
  • Efficient CDM processes
  • Accurate Data
  • Manage appropriate staffing

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 | 01:01

Attendees will leave the webinar being able to:

  • Apply the numerous coding updates
  • Recognize potential documentation needs
  • Identify potential MCC and CC changes
  • Be proactive with the code changes, improving productivity and avoiding setbacks to reimbursement

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MAY 16, 2018 | 01:29

Attendees will leave the webinar being able to:

  • Better understand how CDI methods can effectively contribute to the denials management process
  • Identify areas where physician documentation may be falling short within your organization
  • Describe best practice standards related to physician documentation required to effectively communicate the patient’s status in support of medical necessity
  • Leverage medical record audit results to improve clinical documentation and reduce payment reductions/denials

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APRIL 18, 2018 | 01:29

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize anatomy related to shoulder, spinal, hip, knee, and ankle joints
  • Identify common conditions and procedures of the shoulder, spine, hip, knee and ankle
  • Understand official guidance relevant to orthopedics
  • Become confident with coding orthopedic procedures through coding examples

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DECEMBER 13, 2017 | 01:24

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate CPT code changes for the Surgery and E/M sections of the code book
  • Review of the pertinent coding changes related to the Category III codes
  • Discuss other changes to guidelines affecting these sections of the code book
  • Review of the rationale behind the identified code changes
  • Present coding examples related to the new codes for 2018

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DECEMBER 12, 2017 | 01:01

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Provide an introduction and overview of major 2018 CPT code changes for ancillary services
  • Review pertinent rationale for additions, revisions and deletions
  • Discuss potential CDM operational impact of changes

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NOVEMBER 29, 2017 | 01:26

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Review the important changes to Medicare outpatient coding and billing requirements for 2018
  • Analyze significant APC grouping changes for 2018 to include a discussion of comprehensive APCs and additional packaging provisions
  • Identify the top operational challenges hospitals will face in 2018
  • Review changes to hospital outpatient quality requirements
  • Discuss other key changes related to charging, coding and billing outpatient services

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OCTOBER 18, 2017 | 00:59

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the differences between Level I and Level II modifiers
  • Explain the history and purpose of modifier assignment
  • Identify the reimbursement implications of modifier usage
  • Understand the basic guidelines for assignment of modifiers that are frequently misused
  • Discuss the differences between facility and professional modifier assignment
  • Apply modifiers appropriately through coding scenarios and examples

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OCTOBER 4, 2017 | 01:16

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Review the key components necessary to bill for E/M services
  • Discuss documentation requirements and common pitfalls to avoid
  • Outline differences between new and established patients
  • Identify medical necessity requirements related to E/M services
  • Discuss the use of time as a determining factor when assigning E/M level
  • Review appropriate assignment of codes for prolonged services, preventive care, critical care and advanced care planning

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 | 01:29

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Apply the numerous coding updates
  • Recognize potential documentation needs
  • Identify potential MCC and CC changes
  • Be proactive with the code changes to improve productivity and avoid setbacks to reimbursement.

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JULY 19, 2017 | 01:00

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Review the basic concepts for initial, concurrent and sequential infusions
  • Identify the appropriate use of codes for hydration, complex drug infusion/injection and other therapeutic drug infusion/injection
  • Discuss documentation requirements for various Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs)
  • Understand the structure and purpose of the coding hierarchy for infusion/injection services
  • Apply CPT® codes using real-world examples of patients receiving infusion services

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JUNE 21, 2017 | 01:30

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify key areas of concern based on diagnosis or procedure coding
  • Identify the most common issues that lead to ICD-10 coding discrepancies and varying code assignment patterns
  • Identify compliance and audit issues specific to ICD-10-CM/PCS

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MARCH 15, 2017 | 01:01

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify key areas of anatomy needed to appropriately assign ICD-10-PCS codes for cardiovascular procedures
  • Identify reportable procedure codes using current coding guidance for cardiovascular procedures
  • Identify correct root operations and coding for cardiovascular procedures utilizing specific case studies

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FEBRUARY 15, 2017 | 01:04

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and rationale behind the National Correct Coding Initiative
  • Understand of the distinct components of the NCCI and how these distinct components are used to edit claims
  • Gain knowledge of the differences between facility and professional edits
  • Identify the NCCI eligible modifiers and how to apply them correctly using practice scenarios

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JANUARY 25, 2017 | 01:05

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Gain knowledge of key definitions and concepts of the CDM
  • Identify standard data elements contained in the CDM
  • Recognize the impact of the CDM on departmental management
  • Understand the importance of an established maintenance process

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