WEBINAR: CMS Medical Necessity At a Glance

Services have been provided, and the physician deemed the procedure/service to be appropriate for the patient. So why aren’t you getting paid? We will tackle that question during this session and provide you with some actionable steps to avoid many of those pesky medical necessity denials.

Many health care organizations that accept Medicare are writing off large sums of unpaid claims due to medical necessity denials. Depending on the volume and types of claims, this can be crippling for your organization. During this session the speaker will review the CMS guidance related to medical necessity; including National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs), demonstrate the proper way to review coverage determinations and where to find up to date information, provide an overview of the Medicare Coverage Database; including easy ways to locate associated policies, and discuss Advance Beneficiary Notices (ABNs) and the vital role they play in securing means of payment in the event of an anticipated medical necessity denial.

Faculty

Catrena Smith, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CRC, CHTS-PW has over 17 years’ experience in the health information management industry. She is currently the president of Access Quality Coding and Consulting, LLC located in Orange Park, Florida. She has served in many roles such as coding specialist, coding auditor, coding trainer, medical records technician, and coding manager. Catrena is a certified professional coding instructor and conducts numerous educational sessions annually.
 
 
When
9/27/2016 12:30 PM - 9/27/2016 2:00 PM
Where
Webinar
United States

Program


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

 
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
9/27/2016 12:30 PM
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
9/27/2016 12:30 PM
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
9/27/2016 12:30 PM

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