Coding Webcasts

 

 

Upcoming Webcasts

We are very excited to announce that we are moving to a brand-new website that will enhance your user experience. Starting with the webinar on June 11th, we will be hosting the webinars here under Coding. 

Once you access the site (https://www.pathlms.com/acogwebinars), it will prompt you to make a new account. Please click on the button in the top right of the screen to sign up.

This new account does mean that archives and webinars purchased on the previous site will not be immediately accessible. If you have old webinars you would like to access, please contact Samiha Ahmed (sahmed@acog.org) or email healtheconomics@acog.org so we can ensure continued access for you all. 

 

August 13, 2019

Medicare Preventative Services

In general, the Medicare statute provides coverage only for diagnosis and treatment of an illness, injury, or impairment of a body part.However, through a series of legislative changes, the Medicare program now covers a broad range of preventive and screening services for beneficiaries who are enrolled in Part B.Knowing what those are, how often they are covered, and if coinsurance and deductible apply should facilitate your billing of those services. This webinar will review Medicare’s preventive services and the associated coding and billing guidelines.

At the conclusion of this session, the attendee should be able to:

  • Differentiate Medicare covered vs. non-covered preventive and screening services for women.
  • Identify the HCPCS and ICD-10-CM codes used to report Medicare preventive services.
  • Apply the reporting and documentation guidelines for preventive services to clinical practice.
  • Assess the financial impact of providing preventive services to Medicare beneficiaries and Gyn practices.

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October 8, 2019

Common Reasons for Claim Denials and How to Resolve the Issues

One of the biggest frustrations for providers and billers/coders is receiving denials from insurance companies. It delays reimbursement and dramatically reduces productivity when claims must be refiled and documentation provided to support the billing of the service.

In reality, many claim denials can be avoided before they occur, which dramatically improves practice cash flow and billing office productivity. In addition, denials that seem to be random often have consistent patterns that can be identified and addressed in order to reduce denials

At the conclusion of this session, the attendee should be able to:

  • List the most common reasons that insurance companies deny OB/GYN provider claims.
  • Construct proactive plans to prevent claim denials.
  • Appraise the most appropriate ways to resolve claim denials when they do occur.

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December 10, 2019

Preview of New Codes and Medicare Changes for 2020

 Every year CPT and ICD-10-CM introduce code changes and CMS initiates policy and reimbursement modifications. This course will present a preview of the key coding changes for 2020 impacting an OB/Gyn practice. Key CMS initiatives for 2020 will be reviewed along with the background information necessary to understand the rationale and goals of these initiatives. The course will also review quality payment programs employed by payers and the impact on OB/Gyn practices.

At the conclusion of this session, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify the new and revised CPT and ICD-10 codes important for OB/Gyn practices.
  • Assess the impact of major CMS initiatives for 2020 to an OB/Gyn practice.
  • Summarize the application and impact of quality payment programs on an OB/Gyn practice.

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Archived Webinars
To access archives previously purchased on the old website, please email sahmed@acog.org or healtheconomics@acog.org with proof of purchase.

The previous webinar website will still be live for some time.

 

CCI Edits: Main Principles/Bundling and Unbundling

Both coders and providers have expressed confusion and a lack of clarity in reporting and billing for more than one surgical service during the same operative encounter.  Success in proper surgical and procedural billing requires an understanding of the fundamental principles upon which the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) Edits and other bundling rules are constructed.  This session will define these principles and equip the attendee to properly report these services using the bundling resources that are available.

At the conclusion of this session, the attendee should be able to:

  • Access the bundling/unbundling resources that are freely available.
  • Elaborate on the factors that cause the service(s) to be bundled.
  • Identify and use the modifiers necessary to receive appropriate reimbursement for additional procedures in circumstances in which “unbundling” is indicated.

 

2019 Coding Workshops

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Donna Tyler
Director, Coding
DTyler@acog.org

Ipsita Salim
Coding Education Specialist
ISalim@acog.org

Miroslava Rudneva
Coding Education Specialist
MRudneva@acog.org

Tatyana Mallory
Facility Coding Education Specialist
TMallory@acog.org

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