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        APRIL 11, 2017    PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION Third party payers may deny certain services as bundled together. Understanding the appropriate guidelines used to determine surgical bundles may significantly decrease the number of denials and/or provide the practice with information for successful appeals. This webcast will explain the guidelines used to determine surgical bundles and how to apply these guidelines to surgical coding. The CMS National Correct Coding Initiative and the application of the associated modifiers will be reviewed.  OBJECTIVES...


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February 2017

February 14, 2017 PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION: For a variety of reasons, including delays in childbearing, increased BMIs, greater incidence of systemic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, etc., obstetricians are encountering a greater number of at risk pregnancies. In addition to the challenges associated with producing positive outcomes for the pregnancies, these providers also need to accurately code the services to reflect the challenges associated with managing these pregnancies. OBJECTIVES At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to: Define the condit...


April 20, 2017

COURSE DESCRIPTION: ACOG will hold an in-person workshop at the Ritz Carlton on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The workshop will provide in-depth explanations of the requirements of the MACRA Quality Payment Program.  You will learn about the two different tracks that make up the Quality Payment Program – the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) – and the participation requirements. ACOG will hold this in-person workshop in conjunction with the third Coding Workshop of 2017.  MACRA Quality Payment Workshop&nb...


      JUNE 13, 2017 PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION Laparoscopic procedures are one of the most effective surgical resources in the gynecologist’s tool kit and in-office hysteroscopic procedures are becoming increasingly popular for both physicians and patients. Therefore, it’s critical that physicians and their billing staff understand the key principles of billing for these services.   OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the presentation, the participants should be able to:  List all of the major laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures performed by Ob/gy...


DECEMBER 12, 2017    PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION This course will present a preview of the key coding changes for 2018 impacting an OB/Gyn practice. Key Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives for 2018 will be reviewed along with the background information necessary to understand the rationale and goals of these initiatives. The course will also review proposed alternative payment models and the trends impacting future reimbursement by all payers for physician services. OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the presentation, the participants should be able to:  ...


      AUGUST 8, 2017 PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION This webcast will address the nuances of CPT and ICD-CM coding for ultrasound services in the office and the hospital settings. It will also look at the CPT guidance for reporting diagnostic testing services and the implications this has for coding and reimbursement for specific clinical circumstances. The recent challenges posed by third-party payers in reimbursement for ultrasound services will also be discussed.   OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the presentation, the participants should be able to:  Summari...


     OCTOBER 10, 2017 PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION As technology advances and a greater number of procedures can be performed in the office setting, the need to accurately and appropriately code and bill for these services becomes more and more important. However, there are number of challenges associated with this process—both in accurately associating diagnosis codes to the procedures and clearly reporting the services to third party payers. OBJECTIVES Upon completion of the presentation, the participants should be able to:  List procedures commonly performed...


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August 2017

August 22, 2017

This course will present a review of the more than eighty ICD-10 code changes for 2018 that impact an OB/Gyn practice. The application to clinical practice and ICD-10 selection and documentation requirements will be addressed. The course will identify the importance of ICD-10 codes to current and future reimbursement. A brief review of the code change process will be examined including the background for the 2018 changes.


November 16 — 18, 2017

  Master tools and strategies to promote communication and teamwork that can lead to improved quality of care and patient safety: Importance of standardization Methods to change organizational culture Peer review protections Impact of human factors Clinical performance improvement tools Simulations and drills to improve patient safety Only 80 slots available—register now to reserve your seat. COURSE DESCRIPTION Does your health care facility foster a culture of quality and safety for patients and providers alike? Is there an emphasis on teamwork and co...


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