WEBINAR: Observation: Billing, Coding and Financial Impacts

This workshop is devoted to the observation services with an emphasis on coding, billing and financial impacts with the development of the observation C-APC (Comprehensive APC) under the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).

Observation continues as a problem area relative to proper coding, billing and documentation particularly in relationship with the propriety of inpatient admissions. CMS through the OPPS has developed a packaged payment process using a C-APC that makes a blanket payment of observation services. Whether hospitals even recover their costs under this packaged approach is problematic given the extreme variability of services and the host of challenges with determining proper inpatient admissions. The reimbursement differences between a short inpatient stay versus observation will also be discussed.

Target Audience

This session is recommended for physicians and non-physician practitioners, outpatient nursing staff, medical/surgical nursing personnel and managers, ED nursing staff, healthcare compliance personnel, utilization review and quality assurance teams, billing, coding and claims transaction personnel, chargemaster coordinators, compliance personnel and other interested staff.

Faculty



Dr. Duane Abbey is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey Consultants. For more than 20 years, Dr. Abbey has provided health care consulting services to hospitals, physicians, and medical clinics. The focus of his consulting has been in the areas of compliance, payment and delivery systems. In addition to his consulting, Duane is an invited presenter for hospital associations, medical societies and other groups. He has also published articles and books on health care topics. The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.
When
3/30/2017 12:00 PM - 3/30/2017 1:30 PM
Where
Webinar
United States

Program


Thursday, 30 March 2017

 
3/30/2017 12:00 PM
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
3/30/2017 12:00 PM
3/30/2017 12:00 PM
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
3/30/2017 12:00 PM

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