INTRODUCTION TO PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DUPLEX/COLOR FLOW IMAGING

Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Live Training Course is taught by leading vascular ultrasound experts, with a 3:1 faculty to participant hands-on scan ratio and is specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need a strong foundation to begin performing and/or interpreting upper & lower extremity peripheral arterial and venous ultrasound examinations. GCUS offers (2) Two Day peripheral vascular ultrasound courses at our fa...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

MACRA - Changing How Medicare Pays Providers

The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is federal legislation enacted by the United State Congress and signed into law by President Obama on April 16, 2015, intended to contain healthcare costs and to focus Medicare spending on the quality of services beneficiaries receive rather than the quantity of those services. MACRA repeals previous Medicare physician payment formulas, modifies and combines quality and information technology programs, and reauthorizes the 1997 S...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Coding and Billing for Electrodiagnostic Medicine Webinar

In this webinar, Dr. Andrea Boon discusses basic CPT and RUC processes, commonly used CPT codes and the history of recent changes, the use of common modifiers, and AANEM’s position on billing for an evaluation and management (E/M) on the same day as an electrodiagnostic procedure.
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine

ICD-10 Musculoskeletal

We will review the musculoskeletal section of ICD-10-CM to understand the differences of ICD-10-CM and the information needed from our providers that we may not currently receive to assign the appropriate code. We will review several chapters of ICD-10-CM, including those that hold the codes to replace V-codes and E-codes. You Will Learn: Important documentation that will be needed for proper ICD-10 coding What do we need to be doing now in preparation of ICD-10 Review of the musculoskel...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Gray Areas of E/M and Where to Find the Answers

Abuses, honest mistakes in billing for physician visits, account for estimated national losses in billions each year. How can this be true when the vast majorities of physicians are committed to billing accurately and are legitimately surprised when mistakes are uncovered? Evaluation and Management codes are subjective in nature. From the aspect of medical necessity, the correct level of service is determined simply by how sick a patient is. Further, the rules that govern documentation require...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Specialized DME Coding

DME Is a target for many audits due to lack of documentation and proof of delivery. The issues surrounding DME include incorrect usage of place of service, diagnoses that do not meet ordering requirements along with Incomplete and outdated Certificates of Medical Necessity and lack of Advanced Beneficiary Notifications. We will discuss what is required for Specialized DME ordering, delivery and what you, as a DME provider; need to do to avoid recoupments. You Will Learn: The correct use of...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The Lab Maze: Navigating Basic Laboratory/Pathology Coding

Laboratory and pathology services can be challenging to navigate the maze of codes throughout each of the sections. Should I code the panel or the individual test? Is it qualitative or quantitative? Now with the major 2013 changes to the molecular pathology section; this maze can make you feel as if there is no way out. This presentation will help you navigate through the difference sections and assist you with information needed to help you properly code. You Will Learn: 2013 Molecular Pa...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Coding for Diabetes: Pregnancy and Beyond

Approximately 26 million patients in the United States has been diagnosed with diabetes. There are also 79 million pre-diabetics and 7.0 million people still undiagnosed. 5% of pregnant patients develop gestational diabetes and 50% of these patients will develop diabetes in later years. Coders need to have a through understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease, the coding guidelines as well proper coding techniques. We will also take a peak into our future by reviewing diabetes coding ...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Coding with Modifiers: CPT, Medicare, and the Real World

Assigning the correct CPT code for a certain service rendered isn’t always the end of the story, as important circumstances often exist that can’t be represented by the code alone. Enter MODIFIERS. These two digit codes are often an invaluable addition to your procedural reporting. Without them, the claim could be paid at the incorrect rate, or in many cases not paid at all. But how can modifiers be applied correctly when instruction regarding their use has evolved over the years, and modi...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Mastering Documentation Review

This 4-hour hands-on workshop will uncover the secrets of documentation review to identify when E/M codes can be billed separately and other common errors plaguing your practice. We’ll then reveal the key steps to ensure proper documentation, compliant coding, and correct billing, as well as the impact on reimbursement if any of these are not done correctly. You'll Learn to: Identify the 10 most commonly missed billable charges Append modifiers to assure appropriate reimbursement App...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The Relative Value File and CCI Edits: What Changes Affect Your Practice?

CMS publishes two files to assist coders in proper coding guidelines for their beneficiaries. Most other insurance carriers utilize these files in one way, shape or form, to establish their coding and policy guidelines. It is critical that everyone working in the revenue cycle knows and understands these two files and how they apply adjudication of claims for maximum reimbursement. You Will Learn: In depth look at the information in these CMS files How to utilize the information in your d...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Neurovascular Interventional Coding

This webinar will review CPT coding as it pertains to neurovascular interventional procedures. A basic review of catheter placement guidelines, imaging documentation and bundling issues with some interventions will be discussed, along with the myriad of catheter-based neurointerventional procedures performed in many labs around the country. You Will Learn: Common missteps in Neurovascular Interventional Coding Areas of Neurovascular Interventional Coding watch out for in 2013 The best me...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The Impact of ICD-10

ICD-10-CM will bring about some massive changes in healthcare. No matter what the implementation date, you need to understand what you should be doing now to prepare for ICD-10 implementation. This webinar will help you understand what the changes are all about, what you should be focused on now, and provide you direction on how to prepare. You Will Learn: Where to start your implementation process How ICD-10 differs from ICD-9 Changes needed for clinicians and coders Successful impleme...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

HCC Coding and Documentation: A Doctors View

"I don't need to know about Medicare Part C and HCC coding, it doesn't affect me." This might have been true at one point but now both Medicare and Medicare Part C are dependent on HCC rules and regulations. More than 1 in 4 Medicare patients nationally and 1 in 3 in many states are in the Medicare Part C model. Coders (and some doctors) must know part A and B rules and now it is just as important to be aware of Part C. This is the diagnosis-dependent capitated model that has doubled its enrol...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

A Closer Look at Molecular Pathology

Molecular Pathology can be a tricky area of coding. We want to make sure you are best prepared in understanding the in's and out's of why we do what we do and what Molecular Pathology coding truly entails. You Will Learn: What Molecular Pathology requires How to code Molecular Pathology Common errors to avoid in Molecular Pathology
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

CPT 2014 Updates

Accurate coding is top priority. Each year, CMS releases code changes to help you more accurately code each procedure. Each year, we also learn more pitfalls to avoid in our specialties to assure the most accurate coding and most accurate reimbursement. This webinar will review the CPT® updates for 2014. You Will Learn: CPT Code changes for 2014 Top Errors to Avoid for 2014 Case studies to accurately reflect examples of the above
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

E/M: Coding Updates for 2014 and Top Errors to Avoid

Accurate coding is top priority. Each year, CMS releases code changes to help you more accurately code each procedure. Each year, we also learn more pitfalls to avoid in our specialties to assure the most accurate coding and most accurate reimbursement. This webinar will review the updates for this specialty, as well as the top errors to avoid in 2014. You Will Learn: CPT Code changes for 2014 Top Errors to Avoid in this specialty for 2014 Case studies to accurately reflect examples of t...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

General Surgery: Coding Updates for 2014 and Top Errors to Avoid

Accurate coding is top priority. Each year, American Medical Association releases code changes in CPT to help you more accurately code each procedure. This webinar is fast paced and geared toward the coder who wants to develop a new awareness of the 2014 general surgery coding nuances and the pitfalls to avoid in general surgery coding. You Will Learn: CPT Code changes for 2014 Top Errors to Avoid in this specialty for 2014 Case studies to accurately reflect examples of the above
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Emergency Department: Coding Updates for 2014 and Top Errors to Avoid

Accurate coding is top priority. Each year, CMS releases code changes to help you more accurately code each procedure. Each year, we also learn more pitfalls to avoid in our specialties to assure the most accurate coding and most accurate reimbursement. This webinar will review the updates for this specialty, as well as the top errors to avoid in 2014. You Will Learn: CPT Code changes for 2014 Top Errors to Avoid in this specialty for 2014 Case studies to accurately reflect examples of t...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

2014 CPT Coding Updates

It’s that time again! More than 300 CPT® changes are being made for 2014: 175 new codes 47 deleted codes 107 revised codes Guideline changes Preparing for 300+ code updates is more than just learning what has changed. You need to recognize why they’ve changed, how to apply the new codes, and what should be documented to support them. Our half-day, interactive workshop will provide personalized, in-depth instruction with hands-on application of the coming CPT® code and guideline ch...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

2014 Updates for Cardiology and Peripheral Cardiology

Accurate coding is top priority. Each year, CMS releases code changes to help you more accurately code each procedure. Each year, we also learn more pitfalls to avoid in our specialties to assure the most accurate coding and most accurate reimbursement. This webinar will review the updates Cardiology and Peripheral Cardiology. You Will Learn: CPT Code changes for 2014 Top Errors to Avoid in this specialty for 2014 Case studies to accurately reflect examples of the above
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

How to Defend an Adverse E/M Audit

It’s essential to understand what is in E/M guidelines, and more importantly, what is NOT. The information in this webinar will help you to defend decisions relative to the appropriate level of E/M code selection and to defend you against inappropriate down-coding. You Will Learn: Areas in E/M guidelines that require subjective analysis, leading to disputes regarding E/M code levels Common approaches to E/M analysis that require you to use tools external to the guidelines and their impl...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Statistical Sampling

Sampling can be a confusing concept. There are various ways to pull a sample from a large population for statistic purposes. For your sample to be statistically valid, you need to know the proper amount of items to include in your sample. It’s also important to know which items to select for the sample and what you do with the results of the sample. This webinar will clear up some of the mysteries involved with sampling. You Will Learn: What sampling is and how to calculate sample size ...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

DMEs for Orthopedics

Understanding DME devices and orthotics is essential to correct coding in an orthopedic physician practice. To provide for you a better look at the nuances of these services and devices, this webinar offers a discussion on topics such as DME terminology, orthotic vs. splint, navigating the DME MAC policies, documentation, and code 97760. A handout of a HCPCS Level II crosswalk to common orthopedic supports is available to webinar attendees. You Will Learn: Differentiating between custom fa...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

What's in Store for Facilities Under the CY 2014 OPPS Final Rule?

Find out what CMS has in store for facilities under the 2014 OPPS final rule changes. This is the most comprehensive change the program has seen for several years. We’ll talk about the changes and their impact to facility reporting of services. You Will Learn: How policies in the rule will affect the industry as a whole About big increases in packaging methodology New cost center for cardiac catheterization Hospital OP visits and national guidelines New comprehensive APCs coming fo...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

HCC and Risk Adjustment

It’s important for coders to know HCC guidelines, but FIRST to understand the concept of risk adjustment and why it’s becoming the hottest new healthcare tool. Find out about the risk adjustment model for Medicare HCC, as well as the Medicaid model, and how commercial plans are now creating their own models. These models are changing the way healthcare payments are being viewed and processed. Among the topics discussed in the webinar are stars ratings and how they connect to quality of car...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

ICD-10 Specialty - Family Practice

We will discuss commonly-coded conditions seen in family practice and how they will transition to ICD-10-CM. Conditions covered will include diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and asthma. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding. You Will Learn: Coding guidelines or common conditions Family practice documentation tips Details for better coding in ICD-10-CM
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Diabetes Didactics

Coding for diabetes depends on the abstractor's understanding of pathophysiology as well as compliant documentation by the provider. This session will provide background onmany forms of diabetes, a discussion of the evolution of the language surrounding diabetes documentation, and some tips for improving diabetes coding in your practice. Whether you are coding for risk adjustment or coding in a facility or physician office, you will find insight into the key issues for code selection in ICD-9-...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Avoiding Rejections, Delays, and Denials

From the time a service is rendered until payment is received, a number of people, processes, and pieces of documentation are involved. We'll review this spectrum and the five major players involved: provider, coder, biller, compliance officer, and payer. The focus of this Webinar will be on everything that affects billing a provided service to provide a better understanding of the entire revenue cycle. You Will Learn: Documentation requirements Coding guidelines Payer contracts and poli...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Fine Needle Aspirations

Pathologists and surgeons use fine needle aspirations to perform biopsies, which require minimal surgical intervention and may be less invasive and less expensive than more extensive surgical procedures. This presentation discusses how this could prompt faster diagnostic results when a cell block is not provided and how it’s a preferred method over more extensive surgical options. The different CPT® codes used for billing these procedures and guidelines are complex and often times confusin...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The HHS OIG Workplan - What is in it for You?

To assist you with tailoring your compliance education and internal auditing program efforts, this Webinar will show you the areas that OIG focuses its enforcement efforts. It will help to ensure your practice does not become a post payment statistic. You will have a better understanding of structuring internal audit programs so you can find and disclose errors in advance of any OIG or ZPIC inquiry. You Will Learn: New and ongoing target areas for elevated enforcement in2014 How to identi...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

How to Audit an Audit

This webinar will take you through the entire audit process. Items and questions at each phase of an audit will be discussed. This presentation is beneficial whether you are the auditor or the requester and whether the audit will be performed internally or externally. You Will Learn: How to scrutinize a compliance audit How to choose reliable resources to ensure guidelines are being met
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Free Webinar: ICD-10 is Still on Track

What is really going on with ICD-10 implementation? There have been so many explanations. Where was the industry prior to the delay? What are the future plans moving forward and is ICD-10 really as expensive to implement as once thought? How do I get going and what’s it really all about? We’ll answer these questions and more in this special webinar where industry experts point us in the right direction and tell us what really is going on. You Will Learn: Denesecia Green, Centers for Me...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Compliance - Preventive Medicine for Your Practice

It is always best to seize an opportunity to be proactive rather than having to be reactive when trouble strikes. Learn about key areas of an effective compliance program and how to prepare, implement, and manage them in your organization. It is never too late to do the 'right' thing; the first step is getting started! You Will Learn: An introduction to compliance Resources for getting physician practices on the road to compliance
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Developing a Compliance Plan for your Practice you can be Comfortable With

Compliance is the biggest risk area for physician practices. Learn the reason why there’s an increased risk and the benefits a compliance plan can bring to your practice. Learn how to create a culture of compliance while better managing risk and encouraging innovation. Make a compliance plan into a benefit versus a burden. You Will Learn: The 7 core elements of a “living compliance plan” How to modify and expand it to your practice’s unique risks and culture Who’s responsibl...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

ICD-10 Specialty - Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic practices, along with any practice that treats orthopaedic injuries (emergency departments, urgent care centers, primary care, etc.) will see a great number of changes to how the code set looks and is used in ICD-10-CM. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding. You Will Learn: Seventh character extenders for injuries The specifics of fracture care coding in ICD-10-CM Acute versus chronic conditions
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

HIPAA - Avoiding Substantial Penalties Following a Breach

HIPAA privacy and security plans are mandatory. Having an effective plan should help you to avoid a breach. When a breach is unavoidable, however, an effective plan also is an important key for determining the penalty tier assessed as a result of the breach. You Will Learn: Obligations under HIPAA to enact practice-specific policies and procedures that provide appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguard to protect PHI. Risks associated with inadequate or attempted impl...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Urinary Diagnostic Radiology and Intervention

The Urologic system includes the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. We will review the structure and function of the kidneys and the diseases affecting the kidneys using graphics and radiographs. We also will discuss coding scenarios for radiology diagnostic and interventional procedures and other therapeutic procedures. An overview of the diagnosis coding guidelines will be discussed. You Will Learn: The anatomy and physiology of the urinary system Common pathological condit...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Unlock the Secret to E/M Coding

Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes are the most commonly billed codes. Although there are guidelines to proper E/M code selection, Medical Necessity is the primary driver of correct coding. We are told that a physician may take a full history and provide a full physical, but without medical need to back it up … we should select a lesser code. For example, a resolved contact dermatitis with no other problem or complaint, is not a Level Five service because there is no need for a full Level...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Endoscopy

If you are an endoscopy coder, this webinar is for you. It includes information on billing for separate procedures vs. codes in the same family, rigid vs. flexible, and trans-nasal vs. trans-oral, so you can identify how 2014 changes affect code selection. You will become familiar with guidelines in the Endoscopy section of CPT®. Changes in this area also will be presented to give a compliant understanding of coding for endoscopy procedures in 2014. You Will Learn: 2014 changes that af...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

ICD-10 Specialty - OB/GYN

We will discuss commonly-coded conditions seen in the OB/GYN practice and how they will transition to ICD-10-CM. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding of the details necessary for reporting pregnancy and delivery in the new code system. You Will Learn: New coding concepts Trimesters and weeks of gestation Seventh character fetal extensions Multiple gestations Preventive services Immunization coding
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Understand the What & Why's of ABNs

Is your practice losing money due to improper use of an ABN or having no ABN on file? This presentation will not only explain the basics of ABNs, but also the more important “how and why” ABNs are used. We will address loss of revenue to physicians, who is responsible for ABNs signatures, and how to bill appropriately for ABNs. One of the most crucial aspects you’ll learn is how to overcome the common problem of incomplete ABNs. You Will Learn: What information is needed on the ABN ...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Infusion Confusion

If you are like many coders, coding for infusions leads to confusion. You may find yourself wondering if the terms “highly complex” in the description of these codes also applies to the level of coding difficulty assigned to these services. If so, this session will clear away the confusion over injections and infusions and get to the POINT of coding these services in facility settings. You Will Learn: Proper coding of drug administrations in a facility What is bundled into administr...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Modifier 25 - In Depth Analysis and Best Practice

This presentation will review the increased audit and compliance risks and some recent settlements related to modifier 25. Medical record examples will be reviewed so attendees can learn how to analyze the medical record to determine if the E/M service is billable in addition to the minor procedure. You Will Learn: About the increased audit risk for modifier 25 Actual medical record examples, and how to analyze the documentation to determine if a separate E/M is appropriate to bill in ad...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Mental and behavioral disorders in ICD-10-CM are expanded from the current ICD-9-CM code set. In this presentation, common conditions in mental and behavioral health will be discussed including depres

Mental and behavioral disorders in ICD-10-CM are expanded from the current ICD-9-CM code set. In this presentation, common conditions in mental and behavioral health will be discussed including depression, bipolar disorder, and drug use, abuse, and dependence. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding. You Will Learn: Characteristics and codes for reporting mental and behavioral disorders in ICD-10 Coding for mental and be...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Jet Set Your Revenue Cycle Management

This webinar will teach you what you can learn about revenue cycle management from the travel industry. We will discuss registration and ease of purchase (scheduling), the boarding process (front desk, clinical, and coding procedures that affect the revenue cycle), and arriving at your destination (optimal business office management). You Will Learn: Why the scheduling and front desk operations are the most critical piece of revenue cycle management How clinical staff members play a ro...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

How to Assign Billing Office Duties to Maximize Efficiency and Effectiveness

The billing office is a key area in the practice for optimizing cash flow. An effective billing office strategy encompasses the entire process from the front desk to final settlement of the patient account. You can systematically create a culture for learning, motivation, and accountability that adds value to your practice’s bottom line, increases employee efficiency, and satisfaction for all. You Will Learn: Other key areas that affect the billing office Workflow, job responsibilitie...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Creating a Billing and Coding Compliance Plan

For now, compliance plans are voluntary. Once regulations are written to implement certain sections of the Affordable Care Act, however, these will be mandatory. With increasing scrutiny and audits by Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial payers, having an effective billing and coding compliance plan can be your best defense against an allegation of fraudulent billing. You Will Learn: How to list the 7 elements of a compliance plan, as referenced in the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines The benefi...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

ICD-10 Specialty - Pediatrics

We will discuss commonly-coded conditions seen in pediatrics and how they will transition to ICD-10-CM. From fevers to injuries, this presentation will cover frequent childhood ailments. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding. You Will Learn: Coding guidelines or common conditions Pediatric documentation tips Details for better coding in ICD-10-CM
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Fracture Anatomy for ICD-10

This presentation is an in-depth review of fracture nomenclature and classifications as they relate to the coding expansion in ICD-10. It includes a discussion and visual presentation of the code terminology, such as the Gustillo classification and Salter-Harris classification. It also includes bone anatomy and its relationship to expanded classifications , with an overview of ICD-10 guidelines and 7th character expansion of fractures. The primary focus is on fracture anatomy. You Will Lear...
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

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