Webinars

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm CST (10:00 am PCT)

The strategies discussed in this 60-minute Webinar will help you gain insight into CDM best practices and principles, and provide you a sneak-peek into the industry’s leading chargemaster solution playbook.

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

Upcoming Webinars

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2019 OPPS Final Rule

Complimentary, 60-minute Webinar
TBD November, 2018
10:00 am PDT | 1:00 pm EDT

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NOVEMBER, 2018 | 01:00

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2019 CPT PRO

Complimentary, 60-minute Webinar
TBD December, 2018
10:00 am PDT | 1:00 pm EDT

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DECEMBER, 2018 | 01:00

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2019 CPT HIM/CDM

Complimentary, 60-minute Webinar
TBD December, 2018
10:00 am PDT | 1:00 pm EDT

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DECEMBER, 2018 | 01:00

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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. 

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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