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Gain access to VitalWare's library of webinars led by our team of coding and content experts. These recordings cover a wide variety of topics from ICD-10 to the many yearly updates.

"It's a challenge keeping up with all of the changes CMS makes on an ongoing basis. VitalWare's webinars make it easy to stay up-to-date right from our desks and further enhances the use of our VitalCDM application."

Julie A. Missias, RN, CPC
Revenue Integrity Specialist
Bronson Healthcare

*Note: Recordings no longer qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU). Visit our Events Calendar to register for upcoming live sessions that qualify for CEU credits. 

What's Next for the OPPS: A look at the 2018 Final Rule

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

Recorded November 29, 2017

To Modify or Not to Modify?: A Guide to Assigning Frequently Misapplied Modifiers

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

Recorded October 18, 2017

E/M Coding for Physicians: Manage the Guidelines and Evaluate the Documentation to Ensure Accurate Reimbursement

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

Recorded October 4, 2017

The Future of ICD-10-CM/PCS Has Arrived: Obtain Insight into the 2018 ICD-10 Code Sets

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

Recorded September 6, 2017

A Guide to Eliminating Infusion Confusion

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

Recorded July 19, 2017

Auditing ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding is Key to Continuous Improvement:  Discover Educational Opportunities

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

Recorded June 21, 2017

There’s Nothing Humerus about Orthopedic Coding; VitalWare Will Help Straighten Things Out

After viewing this webinar, you will:

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

Recorded May 24, 2017

Don't let ICD-10-PCS Cardiac Coding be a Heartbreaker:
Keep Your Fingers on the Pulse of Cardiac Procedure Coding

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

Recorded March 15, 2017

Understanding the National Correct Coding Initiative

After viewing this webinar, you will:

  • 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

Recorded February 15, 2017

CDM 101: Basic Overview for Beginners

After viewing this webinar, you will:

  • 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

Recorded January 25, 2017

Auditing Benefits You Should Know About in the New Year
Webinar with Rice Memorial Hospital

December 6, 2016