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The Move from Fee-for-Service to Paying for Quality and Value

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Mastering Physician Queries in the Hospital Setting

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Coding: CPCD, CIMC, CFPC, CPC-P, CGSC, CHONC, CEDC, CPC, CPEDC, CANPC, CASCC, COC, CEMC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Your Skin in Ten
ICD-10-CM has brought many changes for all specialties. Removal of skin cancers and the proper coding with CPT and ICD-10-CM is no different. During this webinar I will review 10 areas to pay close attention to with coding and documentation. I will address the specificity needed in documentation to properly code for all types of skin lesions.
Susan Ward, COC, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC

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Coding: CIC, CPC-P, COC, CPC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Auditing for PATH Guidelines
Auditing for PATH guidelines.  This webinar is intended to take the attendee through all the nuances associated with auditing medical records for a teaching hospital.  We will examine examples from office visits, hospital visits, surgery and radiology and review the PATH guidelines as we go.
Jaci J. Kipreos, COC, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

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Coding: CEMC, CIC, CPC, COC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
IPF PPS - How Do We Get Reimbursed Anyway?
The inpatient psychiatric unit is a unique setting in which patient’s receive specialized treatment for behavioral health conditions. Because of this, these cases are paid in a specific way. It is common to find professionals who work in this setting who do not understand how Medicare reimburses for the services provided. Understanding how inpatient behavioral health services are reimbursed is a vital component of a well-rounded behavioral health professional. In this session the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility – Prospective Payment system will be discussed, including related demographic and comorbidities which affect the reimbursement.
Heather Greene, CPC, CPMA

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Coding: CEMC, COC, CPC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Telemedicine: Here's the Number, So Code it Maybe
Nearly nine out of 10 family physicians say they would use telehealth to assist in treating their patients if they were compensated for it, according to a survey conducted by the Robert Graham Center for Anthem, Inc. and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Telemedicine is a $27 dollar billion industry set to grow to more than $34 billion dollars by 2020. By next year millions of new members will have access to covered telemedicine services by commercial payers. This growing line of business creates opportunities that require coders to be ready to code these services confidently, navigate the associated rules and reimbursement issues, and understand the emerging procedures associated with telemedicine. This one hour conference provides the listener with these coding insights and more!
Stephanie Cecchini, CHISP, CPC, CEMC

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Coding: COC, CPC-P, CPC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Review of 2016 OIG Workplan
To assist you with tailoring your compliance education and internal auditing program efforts, this webinar will show you the areas that the 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. We will review Part A and Part B of the risk areas.
Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

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Coding: CEMC, CCVTC, COC, COBGC, CASCC, CIRCC, CCPC, CIMC, CIC, CGSC, CPCD, CPRC, CENTC, CPC, CFPC, CEDC, CHONC, CPC-P, CUC, CRC, CSFAC, CANPC, CCC, CGIC, CPEDC, CRHC, COSC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
2016 CPT Coding Updates
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. This webinar will provide an overview of the coming CPT® code and guideline changes. You will learn how to apply the updates to common coding cases, identify potential coding mistakes that will impact revenue as a result of these changes, get your office compliant ahead of the transition, and review rationales for all major changes; understand the "what" and the "why".
Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC

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Coding: COC, CPC-P, CPC, CIC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
An Introduction to MS-DRGs
This webinar will provide an Introduction to MS-DRGs. The development and structure of MS-DRGs will be covered. Attendees will understand why MS-DRGs are important as a payment mechanism and how they affect data as well as reimbursement. POA, HAC and CMI will also be covered.
Mary Beth York, CIC

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Coding: CCVTC, CPC-P, CEMC, COC, CCC, CPC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Anatomy and Pathophysiology of the Heart
This webinar takes on cardiac anatomy and disease processes as well as common techniques and approaches for diagnosing and treating heart disorders. The more you understand about anatomy, the easier you will find coding in ICD-10-CM and -PCS. Besides, newfound knowledge does the heart good.
Sheri Poe Bernard, COC, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: COSC, CEMC, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, CASCC, CEDC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Orthopedic Trauma
Many orthopedic cases are routine, but what considerations have to be taken for cases in orthopedic trauma? This webinar will review real case studies of orthopedic trauma that include CPT codes from multiple organ systems, and the use of modifiers for those times when patients are involved in multiple surgical sessions due to the complexity of their injuries.
Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Understanding the Impact of ICD-10 on Medicare LCDs
“Medical necessity is the overarching criterion for payment” is a fact of Medicare reimbursement that is commonly recognized and understood.  This webinar will walk you through the elements of Local Coverage Determinations, how to recognize the discreet elements that play a role in supporting the medical necessity of a service, and what changes to clinical documentation will be necessary for a physician to continue to meet LCD requirements in an ICD-10-CM world.
Jean Acevedo, CPC, CENTC

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Coding: COC, CPC-P, CPC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
When Personalities Prevent Productivity
We will present some common factors that get in the way of effective communication by zeroing in on specific personality types.  Topics will include: Identifying the root cause of communication failure; identifying my personality type; recognizing the personality type of others; addressing the needs of others in communication; tactfully communicating my needs in the exchange.
Melissa Caperton, CPC, CPC-I, CFPC

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Coding: CPC, CPC-P, CEMC, COC,
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Teaching Physician Rules vs. Split/Shared
The appropriate documentation for Teaching Physicians vs physicians providing Split Shared services is completely different. One does not subsitiute for the other but often times we see one macro in showing the physician's portion of the care used for both settings leaving the provider exposed to compliance issues and possible non payment of services. Understanding the proper documentation for both situations is a compliance MUST!
Jill M Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Compliance - Back to the Basics
A compliance plan is a set of processes which helps a provider stay compliant with laws, regulations, and policies. Sometimes in our hectic world, we overlook the basics. In this course we will review the basic steps of a compliance plan.
Heather Greene, CPC, CPMA

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Coding: CEMC, COC, CPC-P, CPC, CRC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Chronic Disease
Targeted in this webinar are a handful of common chronic diagnoses in risk adjustment, including diabetes, CHF, dementia, COPD, and peripheral vascular disease. This session will review the anatomy, terminology and disease progression associated with these chronic disorders and their manifestations, so that we can develop a better understanding of how to code them In ICD-10-CM.
Sheri Poe Bernard, COC, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Audit Scope, Sampling and Process
From selection criteria, requesting medical records, to the actual audit, this session will take you through the audit process.
Jaci J. Kipreos, COC, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Maintaining Purpose Amidst Tides of Change
The model of providing healthcare is changing, whether we are ready or not. Over the past 8 years, we have seen the introduction of many changes to how CMS and other payers are approaching quality and reimbursement.  Reimbursement is rapidly changing from a pay for service to a pay for performance model.  We’ve also seen the battle of ICD-10-CM implementation and a push for EMR use.  It would be easy to get lost in the mechanics and data of these initiatives.  This session will draw out the history and intents behind some of the changes we are facing and take us back to the patient focus intended in each of them.
Melissa Caperton, CPC, CPC-I, CFPC

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
OIG Workplan and Regulatory Update
Recent cases of Medicare fraud resulting in lengthy prison sentences for doctors and hospital administrators as well as significant financial fines and penalties have caught the attention of many in the industry. Are you prepared? The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is charged with ensuring that HHS programs and operations are conducted in accordance with the law and administrative rules. The OIG has the power to audit and bring suit against hospitals and other healthcare providers. The OIG publishes their workplan on a yearly basis to announce the issues of particular interest to them. As a coder, you should know what the OIG is looking for and work with your management team to ensure your facility or office is in compliance. Join us for this presentation by Chris Richards, a 27-year veteran of the Massachusetts Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for this presentation of what is on-deck for 2015-2016.
Christopher Richards RHIA, BA, BSHIM

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Coding: CEDC, CFPC, CASCC, CIMC, CANPC, CEMC, CGSC, CPEDC, CPC, CPC-P, CHONC, COC, CPCD
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
ICD-10 and Your Skin
During this webinar we will be reviewing the most common ICD-10 codes used in dealing with skin cancers and lesions.
Susan Ward, COC, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC

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Coding: CPC, CPC-P, COC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Federal False Claims Act
False claims are a liability to your practice. Physicians, office managers, coders, and billers need to be aware of False Claim Act rules and regulations, and the criminal and civil penalties associated with filing false claims. The extent of your responsibility regarding a false claim may be surprising. Understanding the rules will enable your practice to take corrective action when false claims are suspect and to develop policies and procedures to mitigate the risk of future false claims.
Janice G Jacobs, CPA, CCS, ROCC, CPC, CPCO

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Coding: CANPC, CPC, CRHC, COSC, CEDC, CIMC, CFPC, CPC-P, CPCD, CGIC, CPEDC, CSFAC, COC, CHONC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
What About HCPCS - The Other Codes?
Are you capturing all billable charges at each encounter? What about injections, supplies, and durable medical equipment? We will explore the sometimes missed charges and the consequences your practice could face if money is left on the table in one of a variety of ways.
Brenda Edwards, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC

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Coding: CPC-P, CSFAC, CPC, COC, COSC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Current Orthopedic Coding Issues
Orthopedics has seen extensive CPT® coding changes in recent years for orthopedics, and rules and guidelines have changed. We will focus on current coding issues seen in an orthopedic practice and discuss options for resolution. Some situations discussed will be laminectomy and combined fusion, injections with guidance, knee arthroscopy, and fracture treatment.
Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

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Coding: CFPC, CPEDC, CEDC, COSC, CPC, CCPC, CIMC, COC, CSFAC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
DME Facts and Fraud Issues
Durable medical equipment (DME) has gone through a lot of recent changes and payer scrutiny in recent years, not just for the DME supply companies, but also for the providers. To provide for you a better look at proper claiming of DME services and supplies, this webinar discusses current HCPCS Level II DME codes and medical necessity requirements for both the DME companies and providers.
Rhonda Zollars, COC, CPC

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Coding: COC, CEDC, CPC, CEMC, CPC-P, CPC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Just Because the Patient's in ICU Doesn't Mean it's Critical
The guidelines for Critical Care give guidance to the care a patient needs for these codes to be billed. There may be questions about when 2 providers from the same group provide critical care on the same day or how to bill when the care crosses over the date line. Still the most common error is meeting the medical necessity of this high complexity medical care code.
Jill M Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC

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Coding: CEMC, CGSC, CPC, COC, CEDC, CFPC, CANPC, CPC-P, CIMC, CPEDC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Anatomy and Pathophysiology of the Nervous System
A good understanding of the terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology of the nervous system is essential to good procedural or diagnostic coding. Sharpen your skills with the author of the AMA's new publication, Netter's Atlas of Surgical Anatomy for CPT Coding.
Sheri Poe Bernard, COC, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: CPC-P, CPC, COC
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
White Coats in Wonderland - Defogging the Business of Healthcare
The ambiguity around today's complex healthcare regulations makes it difficult to identify true thought leadership and innovation from wasted time and money. To find a better way, we must first clear away the fog by identifying the problems that are scaring physicians away from their profession. If you work with physicians, this information will provide you with valuable insights to help you to communicate more confidently with them. If you are a physician, these facts will help you articulate changes in your profession that can potentially harm patient care. If you are a United States patient this paper provides the “Cliff’s Notes” version of regulations that will affect your future access to physicians. • Learn the 5 Things Every Practice Should be doing Right Now to Protect Clinical Care and Revenue • Gain actionable insights to today’s most critical healthcare topics: - Regulations That Do Not Improve Patient Care - Disincentives to Physician Autonomy, Innovation, & Necessary Risk-Taking - Devaluation of the Work Provided By a Physician • If you work with physicians, this information will provide you with valuable insights to communicate more effectively with physicians and other stakeholders. - Learn government incentives used with physicians and why they don’t work - Confidently discuss key industry regulations - Discover the hidden definition of “Quality” in Healthcare • If you are a physician, these facts will help you articulate changes in your profession that can potentially harm patient care. - Learn why you are the collateral damage of today’s regulations - Combat today’s most challenging issues with actionable information - Learn the Five things your practice should do to help you • If you are a United States patient, this paper provides the “Cliff’s Notes” version of today’s healthcare regulations. - Gain an essential understanding of reforms in Healthcare - Draw your own informed opinions instead of relying on media bias
Stephanie Cecchini, CHISP, CPC, CEMC

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Coding: CPRC, CEDC, CPC, CPC-P, COC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Wound Care 201
In-depth coding and reimbursement information addressing wound care usual and customary treatment pathways, and then moving into more advanced therapeutic treatment methods, such as HBO, skin substitutes, grafts, and vac therapy. We will also look at topical therapies such as compression therapy and total contact casting. All will feature hands-on coding exercises.
Linda Martien, COC, CPC, CPMA

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Optimizing Patient Flow
Identify the barriers which are preventing your practice from achieving optimal patient flow. Come learn the type of strategies that can be implemented to make improvements.
MariaRita Genovese, CPC

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Coding: CEMC, CPC, CFPC, CIC, COBGC, CEDC, CPC-P, CIMC, COC, CPEDC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Making Sense of Sepsis Coding
Coding of sepsis and related conditions can be difficult. While provider documentation may be ambiguous, the coder must understand the clinical definition of each condition in order to accurately and appropriately determine the codes. By learning how to strictly apply the conventions of the classification system; to utilize both ICD-9-CM index and tabular instruction; and apply the chapter-specific Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, the coding of Sepsis, Septicemia, SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) becomes clearer.
Mary Beth York, CIC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Ethics as a Key Component of Professionalism
This webinar will outline the revised AAPC Code of Ethics to include its core principles and why adherence to those principles is necessary in every professional discipline. We will compare professional standards expected of AAPC members with those of other recognized professional disciplines and the role that ethics plays in not only your own professional image but in the image of our members as an integral part of the healthcare team. 
Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
You've Been Asked to Do an Audit...Now What?
Fulfilling the role of a medical auditor can be an opportunity to advance your coding career. To start, you must first understand the approach to an audit, including defining and meeting the audit’s objectives, and developing a reporting process to successfully conclude the review. This seminar will teach coders how to assemble the essential elements of a medical record audit.
Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

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Coding: CFPC, CEDC, CEMC, CPEDC, COC, CPC, CIMC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Alternate Coding and Reimbursement Methods
Exploration, discussion, and answers for those 'off the beaten path' coding and reimbursement scenarios.  We'll take a comprehensive review of Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) reimbursement, Indian Health Services (IHS), Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), and other programs. 
Linda Martien, COC, CPC, CPMA

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Compliance Made Easy: A Medical Practice Case Study
See how a medical practice used an innovative compliance solution to create and maintain a complete compliance program that meets all 7 elements stipulated by the OIG. Not only was the set up process fast, but the practice is now managing the complexities of compliance with much greater ease. You will learn how this practice gained greater
Dixon Davis, MBA, MHSA, CPPM

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Coding: CPC, COC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
The Importance of Guidelines--Back to the Basics
Working as a medical coder can be hectic. It can be easy to forget some of the basics of coding when trying to stay on top of your work. To stay sharp, coders should frequently review the basics of coding and documentation. In this webinar we will examine several fundamentals of coding you may not remember, including documentation and signature guidelines. This information is vital as you interact with providers to validate reasoning and show how your work affects their bottom line.
Rhonda Zollars, COC, CPC

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Coding: CPC, COC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Surviving a Medicare Audit
When a provider receives a records request, it’s important to know exactly what to submit, by when, and what your rights are.  And, depending on which Medicare contractor has issued the request, it is equally important to recognize what role that contractor plays in the system.  This webinar will help you identify risk areas, what the audit focus may really be, and how to respond to help ensure the best outcome.
Jean Acevedo, CPC, CENTC

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Medicare Preventive/Screening Services: Lost Opportunities
Jean Acevedo, CPC, CENTC

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Coding: CPEDC, COBGC, CPC, CFPC, CIMC, CEMC, COC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Transitional Care Management - Get Paid for Work You are Already Doing
Primary Care offices provide follow up care for their hospitalized patients. Many times this care is in coordinating their transition back into the community which is the basis and heart of TCM services. Many providers have heard stories on how difficult it is to meet the documenhtation requiremnts for TCM services. Understanding TCM services and working with templates to meet it's documentation requirements means getting paid for time your staff is many times,already spending with these patients.
Jill M Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC

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Coding: CIMC, CGIC, CFPC, CPC-P, CEDC, COC, CPC, CEMC, CPEDC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Anatomy and Pathophysiology of the Digestive System
Anatomical competency is increasingly important as we move toward implementation of ICD-10. In this session, we will begin at the mouth, and travel the entire length of the digestive system to learn more about structures, defects, and diseases that affect the alimentary tract. From hemorrhoids to gallbladder disease, from messentary to retroperitoneum: this session will work through the terminology seen in ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT and ICD-10-PCS so attendees walk away with more confidence in how to code digestive system procedures and diseases. We'll look at the logic behind surgical approaches, the rules regarding "bleeding" diagnoses, and differences among bariatric procedures.
Sheri Poe Bernard, COC, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CHONC, CPC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Radiation Oncology Updates
This webinar will review 2015 additions, deletions and changes in Radiation Oncology billing and coding. Areas reviewed will include conventional treatment delivery, IMRT, IGRT and isodose planning. The hour-long presentation will also cover bundling issues and the effect on hospital, freestanding, and physician practices.
Lashelle Bolton, COC, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Effective Management and Leadership Skills
Effective leaders guide and inspire others to achieve their very best. Identify your leadership style, recognize the keys to successful leadership, and identify the pitfalls that could inhibit your success.
MariaRita Genovese, CPC

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Coding: CASCC, CPC, CANPC, CPC-P, COC, COSC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Improving Orthopaedic Surgery Documentation for ICD-10-CM
The musculoskeletal system and injury chapters of ICD-10-CM have some of the greatest changes from ICD-9-CM.  Documentation to support medical necessity for ICD-10-CM will be critical for success. This webinar will look and compare real medical records of orthopaedic surgeons to understand improvements that may have to be made for complete documentation for ICD-10-CM.  Attendees will be given tips on how to work with their providers gain an understanding of the changes, and implement these in their practice.
Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

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Coding: CPC, COC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Mastering Physician Queries in the Hospital Setting
Coders have a fiduciary responsibility to get documentation right. Physician querying is a vital part of the documentation process. These steps can be difficult for coders to master. The querying of physician occurs for several reasons: clarification of documentation to ensure DRG optimization; resolving contradictions to address inconsistent information; and completeness to ensure data quality. This presentation will overview documentation expectations, the query process, methods of auditing, and monitoring and maintaining a compliant physician query process.
Pamela Haney, COC, CIC

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Coding: COC, CPC-P, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Take the Risk Out of Risk Adjustment Coding
There are many simple steps your organization can take to increase compliance with CMS risk adjustment audits. We will walk you through them.
Sheri Poe Bernard, COC, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CPC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Two Midnight Rule
There are various key components that can help your facility prepare for the Two-Midnight Rule and pass any reviews your facility may undergo. Session will discuss the importance of supportive documentation, and what should be coded for short stays, compare the qualifications for types of treatment/stays, and learn what needs to be done to get ready for a MAC or RAC review.
Heather Greene, CPC, CPMA

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Coding: CPC, COC, CPRC, CPEDC, CPCD, CIMC, CHONC, CPC-P, CFPC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Love Your Lesions
Join us as we examine best practices for lesion removal coding. The hour-long presentation will also review excision vs. destruction and various other closures commonly used. Soft tissue excisions and how to properly report the procedures will also be explained, as well as a review of related diagnostic.
Susan Ward, COC, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC

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Coding: CFPC, CEMC, COC, CPC, CIMC, CPC-P, CEDC, CPEDC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Get Psyched!
The psychiatric codes underwent significant changes in 2013. With these changes came different time thresholds, multiple add-on codes, instructions for coding “psychotherapy for crisis” and further guidelines on billing an E/M service with psychotherapy on the same day. Many practices are still receiving denials because they do not understand when to report an E/M code with an add-on code, when not to report an E/M code, or which add-on code to report based on the type of psychiatric service performed. During this webinar the audience will learn changes to key concepts such as diagnostic evaluations, interactive complexity, psychotherapy codes with and without E/M services, psychotherapy for crisis, time thresholds, therapy with family members, and pharmacologic management.
Maryann C Palmeter, CPC, CPCO, CENTC

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CPC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
2015 OIG Workplan
To assist you with tailoring your compliance education and internal auditing program efforts, this webinar will show you the areas that the 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.
Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

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Coding: CHONC, CPEDC, CPRC, CRHC, CGIC, CIMC, CPCD, COSC, CCC, CEMC, CASCC, CPC-P, CCVTC, CIC, CSFAC, CANPC, CPC, CUC, CCPC, CFPC, CEDC, CENTC, COC, CGSC, COBGC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
ICD-9-CM Documentation for Physicians: Learn Today for Tomorrow's Changes
Physicians are being asked to select diagnostic codes with the widespread use of electronic health record system, but they have no knowledge of how to do it. Learn ways to work with your physicians to help with their frustrations in finding the correct diagnosis code, in what they perceive is a bottomless pit of codes.
Jill M Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Dare to Disagree - the Path to Better Coding Compliance
Under the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA), Medicare has launched an aggressive campaign to get back the $6.48 billion that they believe was paid incorrectly for fee-for-service claims involving coding in 2013. So, if you haven't yet received a notification from CMS looking for repayment of these funds, you are likely to receive one soon. This session will discuss the best practices, and most effective safeguards to implement, in order to ensure compliance while minimizing distractions from patient care.
Stephanie Cecchini, CHISP, CPC, CEMC

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Coding: CANPC, CPRC, CPC, CEDC, CUC, CPCD, CPC-P, CFPC, CPEDC, CSFAC, COC, CEMC, CCPC, CGIC, CENTC, CCVTC, CHONC, CGSC, CASCC, CCC, COBGC, CRHC, CIMC, COSC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
2015 CPT Updates
It’s that time again! More than 500 CPT® changes are being made for 2015:

264 new codes
143 deleted codes
134 revised codes
Guideline changes

Get an overview of these updates in this 1-hour webinar presentation
Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC

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Coding: COC, CASCC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Coding and Compliance for ASCs
Whether they are independent entities or hospital-owned facilities, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have distinct characteristics that impact coding and compliance.  Understanding the regulations that apply to ASCs is essential to providing a high level of patient care, operating with efficiency and protecting the bottom line in an ever-changing healthcare environment.  In this course, we will cover the proper use of modifiers and the importance of specificity and accuracy when coding procedures. 
Heather Greene, CPC, CPMA

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Coding: CPEDC, CFPC, CGIC, CENTC, COBGC, CPRC, CSFAC, CEMC, CEDC, CPC, COC, CCPC, COSC, CCVTC, CIMC, CPCD, CHONC, CRHC, CPC-P, CCC, CGSC, CUC, CANPC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Common E/M Coding Conundrums

Several attempts have been made over the years to clarify E/M coding, but despite these efforts many “gray” areas of E/M coding exist. Some E/M coding issues do have correct answers, but they may be hard to find and not commonly known or understood by many coders. This webinar will explore the most common gray and little-known areas of E/M coding and provide you with the best and most current recommendations and solutions to these issues.

Timothy Seth Canterbury, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: CIMC, CGSC, CPC, CCVTC, CPRC, CANPC, CEMC, COSC, CRHC, CGIC, CENTC, COC, CUC, CPCD, COBGC, CCPC, CPEDC, CSFAC, CFPC, CEDC, CCC, CHONC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Common Misconceptions - Incident-to and Locum Tenens Billing

While many have a basic understanding of these rules, it is not uncommon to see misconceptions that lead to over-conservative reporting resulting in the loss of legitimate revenue, or worse, misconceptions that lead to inappropriate payments.  This program is not only designed to provide a detailed understanding of the requirements of each rule, but is intended to provide the ability to operationally apply that knowledge in your practice setting.

Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

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Coding: CFPC, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CANPC, COBGC, CEMC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Tricks for OB/GYN Coding - Do Not Be Scared!

Ever wonder if other practices experience the same coding dilemmas that you encounter? Are you new to obstetrics or unsure of the nuances of this specialty?  This presentation discusses coding scenarios, common coding errors, and potential reasons for denials.  We will look at some difficult coding scenarios with case studies for added OB/GYN know-how.    

Peggy A Stilley, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, COBGC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
The Billing Office DIET
Whether you have a lot of Billing Office “weight” to lose, or just that last five pounds, this webinar will help you reach your ultimate billing office targets. We will discuss how to determine your current BMI and the critical need to measure key performance indicators.  You will also learn the daily exercise routine necessary to run efficiently and the strength training routines to condition your office for long term success. 
Charitie Horsley, CPC

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Coding: CIMC, CEMC, CANPC, CPC-P, CEDC, CPRC, CPEDC, CPC, COSC, COC, CCPC, CSFAC, CFPC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
E-Codes, V-Codes, W-Codes, X-Codes, and Y-Codes, Oh My!

This presentation explains the similarities and differences between ICD-9-CM’s E codes and ICD-10-CM's V, W, X, and Y codes. These codes are too often overlooked when coding patient encounters. This section has experienced a major face-lift in ICD-10-CM allowing greater specificity. Morbidity data is used by the National Center for Health Statistics to make informed decisions regarding which injury, population, and geographic location should be prioritized for prevention efforts.

Mellisa Meeks, CPC

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Coding: CPC, CPC-P, COC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Implementing Lean Strategies to Create Wow Moments for Patients

The discussion and slides will cover new, out-of-the-box thinking about patient flow and throughput and why this is critical to both the bottom line and clinical outcomes.  They will be presented with innovative ideas for communicating with patients, more effective utilization of staff and space and why these are vital components of a practice in light of the ever-increasing demands on outpatient medicine. 



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Coding: CHONC, CEDC, COC, CPC-P, CGIC, COBGC, CCVTC, CSFAC, CPC, CPEDC, CENTC, CFPC, CANPC, CASCC, CCC, CIMC, CRHC, CGSC, COSC, CCPC, CPCD, CUC, CPRC, CEMC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Medical Necessity in the Cardiology Office

This presentation describes the prevalence of and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the array of office-based diagnostic procedures available to cardiologists, and the important issue of medical necessity for these procedures. It includes reviewing (often overlooked) ICD-9 guidelines for cardiovascular disorders with a peek at ICD-10 codes and guidelines for Diseases of the Circulatory System.

Linda Hallstrom, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

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Coding: CANPC, COC, CEMC, CPC-P, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Pain Management E/M Coding for Pain Injections, EMG/NVC Studies

This presentation looks at some of the most common errors, the types of injections, and what should be documented to support code selection. It will address medical necessity IE Dx (ICD-9, and touch on ICD-10). Back pain, 724.2 Lumbago, is the most commonly used Dx per CDC. It’s documented more than hypertension and diabetes combined.

Karrie L Chubb, CPC, CEMC

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Coding: CPC, COC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
CMS Value-Based Payment Modifier

The familiar fee-for-service payment system is being replaced slowly or augmented by payment that is based on value, outcomes, and quality of care. Many commercial payers already grade physicians as “gold star” providers and incentive patients (sometimes with lower co-pays) to choose these physicians. From a Medicare perspective, the SGR formula for physician payment may finally be eliminated this year by Congress, and some type of “value-based” system will be part of this. 

Jean Acevedo, CPC, CENTC

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Coding: CSFAC, CPC, CIMC, COC, CPCD, CPEDC, CGSC, CEMC, COSC, CENTC, CANPC, CRHC, CEDC, CPRC, CUC, CGIC, CCC, COBGC, CCPC, CHONC, CCVTC, CFPC, CASCC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
How to Effectively Analyze and Manage the Denial Process

At the completion of this presentation you will have the tools to move forward in building a relationship with your health plan contacts.  You will have a better understanding of the appeals and edit process and you will realize its benefits to your team.

Yvonne D Dailey, CPC, CPB, CPC-I

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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!

Michelle Ann Richards, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CPC
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
ICD-10 Is Still On Track


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Coding: CPC, CPC-P, COC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Jaci J. Kipreos, COC, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC

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Coding: COC, CPC-P, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

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Coding: COC, CASCC, CPC, CGSC, CHONC, CPC-P, CANPC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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 confusing to the surgeons and pathologists.

Delly Parham, CPC, CPMA

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Coding: CIMC, CENTC, CPCD, CPC-P, CGIC, CPC, COSC, COBGC, CEDC, CANPC, CRHC, CHONC, CSFAC, CCVTC, CASCC, CFPC, CGSC, CEMC, CCPC, CUC, CPRC, COC, CPEDC, CCC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Yvonne D Dailey, CPC, CPB, CPC-I

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Coding: COBGC, CIMC, CPC-P, CHONC, CCPC, CCC, CSFAC, CCVTC, CEDC, COC, CANPC, CRHC, CGSC, CPC, CUC, CEMC, CFPC, CENTC, COSC, CGIC, CPEDC, CPCD, CPRC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Audit Challenges with E/M Services

With the increased use of EHRs, the auditing of E/M services has become more challenging.  Auditors need to have an understanding of why E/M services are a focus for the OIG and other payer audits, as well as the potential risk involved with use of EHR systems. This webinar will address the challenges of auditing E/M services and provide tips on how to conduct an effective meaningful audit.

Stephani E Scott , RHIT, CPC

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Coding: CEMC, CPC-P, CIRCC, CEDC, CANPC, CIMC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CGIC, CPEDC, CPC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
ICD-10 Specialty - Cardiology

We will discuss commonly-coded conditions seen in cardiology and how they will transition to ICD-10-CM. Applicable guidelines, documentation tips, and examples will be illustrated to ensure attendee understanding.

Betty Hovey, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD

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Coding: CPC, CPC-P, COC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Best Practices in Physician Recruitment and Hiring: Loving Them and Leaving Them

This presentation discusses the development of a structured plan for recruitment, how to hire the best recruiter, physician employment incentives, partnerships with hospital and physician group management, hiring to win and how to employ physician “superstars.” We also discuss motivating factors for physician employment and how physician interviews should be conducted with patient experience and service satisfaction in mind. Patient care should be your first consideration when hiring a new physician.  The discussion will include some fun and entertaining examples of poor recruiting and outcomes (damage control!), as well as examples of correct recruiting and how this impacts the marketing of physician practices and a solid bottom line.  There is a short “quiz” where participants interact with the presentation and select candidates based on defined criteria. 



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Coding: CPC, COSC, CEDC, CANPC, CPC-P, COC, CSFAC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CEMC, CFPC, CPC, CPEDC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Jacqueline J Stack, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC

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Coding: CPC-P, COC, CPC
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Jean Acevedo, CPC, CENTC

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Coding: CPC-P, CPC, COC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.



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Coding: CPC, CPC-P, COC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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).  

Charitie Horsley, CPC

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Coding: CPEDC, CEDC, CFPC, CPC-P, CPC, CIMC, COC, CEMC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
ICD-10 Specialty - Mental/Behavioral

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.

Betty Hovey, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD

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Coding: CCC, CHONC, CGSC, CCPC, COC, CPCD, CPC, CFPC, COBGC, CSFAC, CPC-P, CPEDC, CIMC, CGIC, CENTC, CEMC, CEDC, CUC, CANPC, CPRC, COSC, CCVTC, CRHC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Elin Baklid-Kunz, CPC, CPMA

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Coding: CHONC, CPC, CANPC, CRHC, CPC-P, COC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

MariaRita Genovese, CPC

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Coding: CGSC, CCC, CEMC, CPC-P, CRHC, CSFAC, CIMC, CPEDC, CEDC, CPRC, COBGC, CUC, COSC, CPCD, CENTC, CASCC, CHONC, COC, CPC, CGIC, CCPC, CCVTC, CANPC, CFPC
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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. 

Melody S Irvine, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC

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Coding: CEMC, CPC, CPC-P, COBGC, CFPC, CANPC, COC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Peggy A Stilley, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, COBGC

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Coding: CGSC, CASCC, CANPC, CPC-P, CGIC, CPC, COC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Jill M Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC

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Coding: CUC, COC, CPC-P, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Sharon A Johnson-Haymon

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Coding: COC, CPC-P, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

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Coding: CSFAC, CIMC, CFPC, CEDC, CPC, CRHC, CANPC, CEMC, CCPC, CASCC, COC, COSC, CPEDC, CGSC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Shelly M Cronin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CGIC, CGSC

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Coding: COC, CPC-P, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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. 



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Coding: CFPC, CPC-P, CIMC, CPC, COC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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-CM and ICD-10-CM for diabetes and its manifestations.

Sheri Poe Bernard, COC, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: CPC, COC, CFPC, CEMC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Jacqueline J Stack, CPC, CPB, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC

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Coding: CPC-P, CPC, COC
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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 care initiatives.

Brian R Boyce, CPC, CPC-I, CRC

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Kira Golding, CCVTC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Denise Williams, RN, COC

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Coding: CSFAC, COC, COSC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

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Coding: COC, CPC-P, CPC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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. 

Amy Lee Smith, COC, CPC, CPMA

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Coding: CANPC, CGSC, CEMC, CPRC, CENTC, CSFAC, CPC, CRHC, CEDC, CPCD, COC, CHONC, CPC-P, CUC, CIMC, COSC, CFPC, CPEDC, CGIC, COBGC, CCPC, CCC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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.

Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

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Coding: CCVTC, CCC, CPC-P, CIRCC, CASCC, COC, CPC, CEDC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
Betty Hovey, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD

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Coding: CASCC, COC, CPC-P, CPC, CANPC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Anesthesia: 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.
Kelly D Dennis, CPC, CPC-I, CANPC

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Coding: CEDC, COC, CPC-P, CPC, CEMC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
Reba A Harrison, CPC, CPC-I, CEDC, CEMC

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Coding: CPC-P, CPC, CEDC, COC, CGSC, CASCC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
Jenny Jackson MPH

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Coding: CPCD, COBGC, CCC, CHONC, CPC, CRHC, CCVTC, CGSC, CGIC, CPRC, CUC, COSC, CENTC, CEDC, CIMC, CPC-P, COC, CSFAC, CEMC, CCPC, CANPC, CFPC, CPEDC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
Stephanie Cecchini, CHISP, CPC, CEMC

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Coding: COC, CGIC, CPC-P, CPC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
GI: 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.
Jill M Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC

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Coding: CCVTC, CCPC, CIRCC, CIMC, CASCC, CEMC, CPRC, COC, COSC, CCC, CPC-P, CPC, CGSC, CPEDC, CPCD, CHONC, CENTC, CUC, CANPC, CRHC, CFPC, CGIC, CSFAC, COBGC, CEDC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC

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Coding: CPC, COC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
Corrie L Alvarez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEDC

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Coding: CPC, COC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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 enrollment in only the past few years.


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Coding: CCC, COC, CPC-P, CIRCC, CASCC, CPC, CCVTC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
David Zielske, MD, COC, CIRCC, CCC, CCVTC

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Coding: CPC-P, CPC, COC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

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Coding: CPC, CPC-P, COC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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 modifier policies by different payers vary? This webinar will provide an answer to those questions and bring your knowledge of key modifiers up-to-date.
Timothy Seth Canterbury, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: CPC, CPC-P, CFPC, COC, COBGC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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 in ICD-10-CM.
Corrie L Alvarez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEDC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
Melissa Caperton, CPC, CPC-I, CFPC

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Coding: CPC, CPC-P, COC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
Rhonda Zollars, COC, CPC

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Coding: CEDC, CSFAC, COC, CGSC, CPRC, COBGC, CPC, CPEDC, CPC-P, CHONC, CPCD, CENTC, CCVTC, CANPC, CCC, CRHC, CUC, CGIC, CFPC, COSC, CEMC, CCPC, CIMC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
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 requirements are also in many ways subjective. Coders need clarification to overcome these areas of grey!
Stephanie Cecchini, CHISP, CPC, CEMC

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Coding: CCPC, CEMC, CGSC, CEDC, CFPC, CASCC, COSC, CSFAC, CPC, COC, CPEDC, CIMC, CANPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
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.
Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

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Coding: CPC, COC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
2013 OIG Work Plan Update
Understanding the OIG’s focus will assist you with tailoring your compliance program efforts pertaining to education and internal auditing to ensure that your practice does not become a post payment statistic.
Michael D Miscoe, Esq, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CASCC, CCPC, CUC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
2013 PQRS Measures and Codes
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measurements are updated each year and providers are responsible for ensuring they are using the PQRS measure documents for the current year. During this presentation, we’ll look at the changes and current measures for 2013. We’ll discuss how to select measures for reporting, how to read and understand measure specifications, and the methods available for reporting. This presentation will give you the tools to help your provider understand the PQRS reporting requirements.
Chandra Lynn Stephenson, COC, CPC, CPCO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CCC, CEMC, CFPC, CGSC, CIC, CIMC, COSC, CRC

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Coding: COC, CPC-P, CPC, CASCC, CEDC, CEMC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Urgent Care Coding: What You May Be Missing
Urgent care centers provide immediate care for acute, non-life-threatening illness and injury. Most centers treat fractures, provide IV fluids, and have X-ray and lab processing onsite. They are typically staffed with physicians, and may also have physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, and radiology technicians working with patients.
Corrie L Alvarez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEDC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Revenue Cycle Management: Play to Your Strengths
“Let each [person] pass [their] days in that endeavor in which [their] strength is greatest.” – Propertius about 20 B.C. Since the beginning of philosophical times people have understood, and been intrigued by, the theory of focusing on each person’s individual strengths. This class will discuss the detailed strengths characteristics required for each position on the Revenue Cycle Team and how to manage your office using a Strengths Based Organizational Management (SBOM) Approach. Prepare for seeing a new concept in Revenue Cycle Management.
Charitie Horsley, CPC

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Coding: CPC, CPC-P, CCC, COC, CCVTC, CASCC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Correctly Coding Nuclear Medicine Procedures
This session will assist coding staff responsible for auditing, coding and billing diagnostic Nuclear Medicine procedures. Discussed will be commonly performed diagnostic studies and radiopharmaceuticals used for these exams. Time will be spent on revenue code assignment for both procedures and materials. Sample dictated reports will be used to illustrate key points.
Jeff Majchrzak

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Coding: CPC-P, CEMC, COC, CPC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Medicare: Untangling Teaching Physician Billing Rules
Medicare’s Teaching Physician billing rules have been a source of frustration and even fear ever since the current generation of these rules took effect in 1996. What exactly are the current rules? What revisions have been made since 1996? What are the best interpretations available to clarify the gray areas within these guidelines? When specific documentation examples are not given by Medicare, what is the best verbiage to use to demonstrate that the Teaching Physician participated in the service to the extent required for Part B billing? Answers to these questions and more will be considered in this 1-hour webinar.
Timothy Seth Canterbury, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: CPC-P, CASCC, CPC, COC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
ASC Coding: Avoid Common Errors
Over the past 20 years the number of ASCs has dramatically increased and ambulatory surgeries have become even more common. New technology and rising healthcare costs are the driving forces that make ambulatory surgery more practical and less expensive. Sharpened coding skills and heightened communication with physicians will be the key to properly reporting these ever increasing outpatient procedures.
Marilyn Kay Holley, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: CPRC, CHONC, CGSC, CPC-P, CASCC, CPC, CPCD, COC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Mohs Surgery: An In-Depth Look
This webinar will consist of the description of what Mohs surgery is, the medical necessity that is required to perform this surgery, coding for Mohs and closures. Additionally throughout this webinar I will discuss areas of possible weakness that could put your practice in the hot seat.
Susan Ward, COC, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CPCD, CPRC

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Coding: CEMC, CEDC, CPC-P, COSC, CPC, CSFAC, COC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
E/M for Orthopaedics: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
All physicians need to document their E/M services based on the 1995 or 1997 E/M Guidelines, however, specialists have a unique situation in that they are normally only addressing one or two organ systems, which make the used of the guidelines complex. This conference will review actual documentation related to the 3 parts of an E/M visit, and dissect what is needed to meet the requirements for the guidelines. We will also compare the two sets of guidelines to help the attendees utilize the ones that best fit their provider’s documentation.
Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

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Coding: CHONC, CEDC, CUC, COC, CCC, CPC-P, COSC, COBGC, CPC, CRHC, CCVTC, CEMC, CIMC, CFPC, CPEDC, CASCC, CENTC, CGIC, CGSC, CANPC, CPRC, CSFAC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Essential Rules for Critical Care Coding and Billing
Critical Care E/M codes are preceded by one of the longest note sections in the CPT manual. Just what it is, the type of patient for which it is billed, what level of care must be provided, whether location matters—CPT covers it all. Some of the rules are straightforward; some aren’t. On top of this, Medicare has rules for Critical Care billing that at times differ greatly from those of CPT. This webinar will provide foundational knowledge in Critical Care billing, followed by a discussion centered on several specific situations in which the Critical Care billing rules are the most complex, comparing CPT’s rules to those of Medicare.
Timothy Seth Canterbury, CPC, CPC-I

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Coding: COC, CENTC, CASCC, CPC-P, CPC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
New Technologies for Advanced Surgeries: Balloon Sinuplasty and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is the meat and potato surgeries for Otolaryngology practice. New technology has added balloon sinuplasty to the forefront of endoscopic sinus surgery and now the placement of drug eluding stents are also being developed and introduced. This webinar discusses the traditional coding for endoscopic sinus surgery, the newer codes for the balloon sinuplasty services, how the coding is effected when both balloon procedures and traditional endoscopic sinus procedures are performed and the new horizon with performing the balloon sinuplasty in the office.
Barbara J Cobuzzi, COC, CPC, CPCO, CPC-P, CPC-I, CENTC

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Coding: CPC, COC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Embracing EMRs
The fear in the coding profession is that the EMR is a machine that will replace us. If you keep doing what your doing today, it might. Technology will certainly change the way we do our work but it will not replace us. This presentation will explore what a skills and knowledge a coder must attain to be more valuable in this new environment. A coder does not need to know everything about how an EMR works but they do need to be experts in the part of the EMR that impacts documentation and coding. The presenter has 18 years of EMR experience and has navigated these waters with the coders that support the 1,000 physicians in his group to the safe harbor of 95% accuracy in procedure, E&M and diagnosis coding.


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Coding: CASCC, COC, CEMC, CSFAC, CGIC, CUC, COSC, CIMC, CPRC, CFPC, CCVTC, CHONC, CCPC, CCC, CPEDC, CPC-P, CRHC, COBGC, CPCD, CGSC, CPC, CANPC, CEDC, CENTC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
Reducing Your Risk of an Audit
This webinar will help you reduce your audit risks by introducing best practices that will enable you to identify opportunities and efficiencies as well as help to improve the overall quality of your audit processes.
Corrie L Alvarez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEDC

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Coding: CPC-P, CPC, COC,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Medicare Wellness Programs
Did you know that Medicare offers several covered wellness visits for beneficiaries? They do, but only certain beneficiaries are eligible. During this session, we will discuss the codes and documentation requirements for these services. After this instruction, you will be able to code these visits confidently.
Deann Tate, CPC, CPMA, CCC, CEMC

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Coding: CPC, COC, CPC-P,
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Practical Compliance for Your Medical Practice
Compliance has a broad definition and incorporates many concepts in a medical practice. Maintaining compliance can be challenging due to frequent changes. Federal regulations and mandates for privacy and security, added to the increase in payer audits and investigations means compliance must be a reality in our practices and not just a topic of discussion.
Peggy A Stilley, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, COBGC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Denials Management: Increase Collectable Revenue
Did you know that many denials, are in fact NOT valid? Whether due to a simple mistake made in the practice/facility or a payer’s oversight, you have the right to correct or appeal the claim and argue your case for compliant payment. Fortunately, recouping your denied or underpayment is possible with some work and diligence. When it comes to managing denials, we will show you what processes you can implement to identify and eliminate unnecessary denials for good.
Barbara J Cobuzzi, COC, CPC, CPCO, CPC-P, CPC-I, CENTC

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Coding: CEDC, CPEDC, CGIC, CIMC, CPC, CCC, COBGC, COC, CFPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Understanding Conditions with Abdominal Pains
This webinar delves into the aspects of what drives a patient encounter and the thought process necessary for clinicians to come to a definitive diagnosis. Understanding of that enables better coding and auditing and allows for more meaningful conversations with clinicians.
Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CRC

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Coding: CPCD, CIMC, CFPC, CPEDC, CPC-P, COC, CPC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Primary Care Dermatology Coding
Primary Care Dermatology Coding: This presentation is directed at Family Practice/Internal Medicine practices that choose to do simple skin procedures in the ambulatory setting. Often the primary care provider is the first point of access for common dermatology problems, and skin procedures provide a satisfying respite from the cognitive exercise that comprises a typical day in the life of a primary care provider. In some areas, lead times for appointments to dermatology consultants is considerable and providing these services in the primary care office is a great service to the patient. Providers will review the basics of minor skin procedures, and learn the documentation that will support appropriate coding. Coders will become learn the anatomy of the integumentary system, and review coding associated with common simple skin procedures.
Lynn Marie Myers, MD, CPC

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Coding: CHONC, CGIC, COBGC, CPEDC, CEDC, CUC, CPRC, CPCD, CFPC, CGSC, CCVTC, CASCC, CPC-P, CENTC, CEMC, CCPC, CRHC, CIMC, CSFAC, COC, CPC, CANPC, CIRCC, COSC, CCC
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Compliance: CPCO
Mgmt: CPPM
ICD-10 Documentation and Cash Flow
The implementation date for transition to ICD-10 has now been set for October 1, 2014. Many offices and facilities are in full swing of the implementation process to adhere to the new deadline. An important thing to consider during this transition time is how ICD-10 will affect the cash flow of the office. Proper, complete documentation will be critical under ICD-10 to protect the practice’s financial bottom line.
Betty Hovey, COC, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD

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Coding: COSC, CASCC, CEDC, COC, CSFAC, CPC-P, CPRC, CPC
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
Surgical Coding for Tendons, Nerves, and Blood Vessels
Orthopaedic surgeons not only repair bones and muscles, but also tendons, blood vessels, and nerves. This session will look at the CPT codes related to these procedures. Blood vessel and nerve codes are found in the cardiovascular and nervous surgery sections of CPT. We will review all of these procedures, and where specific codes related to orthopaedics, and guidelines and tips on to appropriately code for these procedures.
Lynn M Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC

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Coding: CCVTC, CCC, CASCC, CIRCC, CPC, COC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
2013 Interventional Radiology Updates
For 2013, the focus on bundling procedure codes that are routinely billed together continues for interventional radiology. This year, the procedures involved include diagnostic cervicocerebral imaging, catheter directed arterial and venous thrombolysis, retrieval of intravascular foreign bodies and chest drainage procedures. We will discuss these new codes and demonstrate their use in practical examples.
David Zielske, MD, COC, CIRCC, CCC, CCVTC

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Coding: COC, CPC, CPC-P
Billing: CPB
Mgmt: CPPM
HCC Coding and Documentation: A Coders View
The Medicare Risk Adjustment model has been around for 13 years now and coders and providers are still struggling to understand it. Understanding how the model works and the payment methodology is one thing but there is more of a need to understand how to document and code the diagnoses in the ICD-9 book to the highest level of specificity. The diagnoses and how to document and code them is nothing new in regards to this model. The ICD codes and their descriptions have been around since the ICD book came out in the 50's. The problem lies in that the providers have not had any specific training on what diagnoses there are to choose from in the ICD-9 book and how to document them to the highest level of specificity. On the same note the coders or billers generally are not thoroughly trained in ICD code assignment and when to query the provider for a more specific diagnosis. Being more specific in your documentation and code assignment of the diagnoses applies across the board to every patient regardless of their insurance. However, the payment methodology for the Risk Adjustment HCC model, Hierarchical Condition Categories, applies to Medicare Advantage Plans.
Susan Wyatt, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I

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Coding: CPC, CSFAC, CFPC, CIMC, COSC, CEDC, CASCC, COC, CPC-P, CPCD, CPEDC, CPRC, CGSC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
Ulcers: Coding Each Stage of Severity
Coding for skin ulcers can be challenging. This webinar will review the different types and stages of skin ulcers. We will review both ICD-9-CM and CPT coding guidelines. Coding scenarios will be reviewed during the presentation to enhance your learning experience.
Corrie L Alvarez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEDC

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Coding: CSFAC, CPC, CCC, CPRC, COBGC, CCVTC, CRHC, CEMC, CGIC, CGSC, CANPC, CIMC, COC, CUC, CFPC, COSC, CPC-P, CCPC, CEDC, CENTC, CPCD, CPEDC, CHONC,
Billing: CPB
Auditing: CPMA
Mgmt: CPPM
E/M Coding Using the '95 vs. '97 Guidelines
CMS allows providers’ E/M services to be coded using EITHER the 1995 OR the 1997 E/M Documentation Guidelines. For many providers, the 1995 version of the E/M Guidelines most closely aligns with a provider’s actual clinical practice and achieves optimal reimbursement. However, many coders, auditors, and physicians are still reluctant to use the 1995 CMS E/M Documentation Guidelines, wary of the various aspects of these guidelines that require a bit of interpretation or judgment. This in-depth seminar will explore the differences between the two sets of E/M Guidelines, with a focus on the 1995 Guidelines’ physical exam documentation requirements. After reviewing these requirements in detail, several examples will be reviewed to help listeners fully understand how the 1995 Guidelines work, and ensure that all concepts are fully understood, allowing listeners to achieve a new confidence with this version of the E/M Guidelines.
Timothy Seth Canterbury, CPC, CPC-I

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