Webinars

Upcoming Inpatient and Outpatient Webinars

Webinar Details

IP HOT TOPICS - December 13, 2018 at 1 PM CST

This session will cover a variety of inpatient topics, from the latest coding guidance, to documentation improvement opportunities noted in ACS reviews. (new material, not a repeat of previous Hot Topics webinars)

Presenters: Susan Wallace, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, FAHIMA and Chris Merle,MS, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS. 1 CE pending. Cost $79 per line. REGISTER

2019 OPPS UPDATE - January 24, 2019 at 1 PM CST

Attendees will be provided a review of the most impactful and pertinent updates to the CMS OPPS Final Rule for 2019.  This will include information related to new wage index criteria, updates to OPPS payment rates and effects on chargemaster pricing, requirements for the hospital outpatient quality reporting (OQR) program, provider-based off-campus payments, updates to comprehensive and composite APC payment rates, drug and biological payment updates, and many others.  

Presenter: Kathy Dean, CPMA, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P. 1 CE pending approval. Cost $79 per line.  Registration closes January 23 at 1 PM.  REGISTER

CODING IMPLICATIONS IN VALUE-BASED PROGRAMS - February 14, 2019 at 1 PM CST

Coded claims data is used to score hospitals for a variety of value-based programs.  This session will review coding and documentation implications for hospital value-based purchasing, readmission reduction program and HAC reduction program.  Increase your understanding of your role in reporting these important metrics.  All codes matter! 

Speakers: Susan Wallace, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, FAHIMA and Chris Merle, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, CMA (AAMA).  1 CE pending approval. Cost $79 per line. Registration closes on February 13 at 1:00 PM.  REGISTER

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY/CARDIAC CATH - March 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM CST

Speaker: Tammy Moss, RHIT, CCS, COC, CIRCC.  More details to come.  1 CE pending approval. Cost $79 per line. Registration closes on March 13 at 1:00 PM.  REGISTER

WRITING COMPLIANT AND EFFECTIVE QUERIES - April 25, 2019 at 1 PM CST

Writing queries that are both compliant and effective can definitely be a challenge!  Join us for a review of query guidelines, followed by tips for writing effective queries.  This session will focus on queries in the inpatient setting. 

Speakers: Susan Wallace, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, FAHIMA and Chris Merle, MS, RHIA, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, CMA (AAMA).  1 CE pending approval. Cost $79 per line. Registration closes April 24 at 1PM.  REGISTER

OP DENIALS/OCE AND MUE EDITS - May 9, 2019 at 1 PM CST

The Integrated Outpatient Code Editor (IOCE) program processes claims for all outpatient institutional providers including hospitals subject to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Non-OPPS hospitals, such as Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Within the IOCE there are currently 108 different edits used to validate claims and apply appropriate payment for both OPPS and Non-OPPS outpatient claims. This webinar will help identify the most problematic OCE and MUE edits which cause denials for hospital outpatient claims and provide best practices to some upfront and backend processes to help eliminate some RTP’s and denials.  

Speaker: Kathy Dean, CPMA, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P  1 CE pending approval. Cost $79 per line. Registration closes May 8 at 1PM.  REGISTER

FY19 INPATIENT HOT TOPICS - June 13, 2019 at 1 PM CST

We will discuss inpatient coding and documentation challenges, from topics of recent payer denials to common issues noted in a variety of record reviews.  It’s hot in June – you won’t want to miss this one!  

Speakers: Susan Wallace, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, FAHIMA and Chris Merle, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, CMA (AAMA). 1 CE pending approval. Cost $79 per line. Registration closes on June 14 at 1:00 PM.  REGISTER

IMPORTANCE OF OUTPATIENT CDI - July 11, 2019 at 1 PM CST

Hospital outpatient CDI is an opportunity you can’t afford to ignore in this new era of value-based purchasing, accountable care organizations, and risk adjustment. In this webinar learn why hospitals should start an OP CDI program and in which departments to start common improvement targets.  Learn the biggest documentation challenges for outpatient services and best practices to improve clinical documentation. We will provide important outpatient claim denial data examples in this webinar to show how essential it is for hospitals to be able to pull data from their system to help target those high risk, problem prone areas to target for outpatient CDI.  

Speaker: Kathy Dean, CPMA, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CCS-P. 1 CE pending approval. Cost $79 per line. Registration closes on July 10 at 1:00 PM. REGISTER

FY20 IPPS FINAL RULE - August 22, 2019 at 1 PM CST

This session will review important updates to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System that become effective 10/1/19.  From MS-DRG changes to related payment variables, we will cover issues from the CMS final rule that all inpatient coders and CDI specialists need to know! 

Speakers: Susan Wallace, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, FAHIMA and Chris Merle, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, CMA (AAMA). 1 CE pending approval. Cost $79 per line. Registration closes on August 21 at 1:00 PM.  REGISTER

FY20 ICD-10 UPDATES - September 12, 2019 at 1 PM CST.

Join us for a review of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS guidelines and code updates.  One of our most popular webinars.  Make sure you are ready for 10/1/19 changes!! 

Speakers: Susan Wallace, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, FAHIMA and Chris Merle, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, CMA (AAMA). 1 CE pending approval.  Registration closes on September 11 at 1 PM. REGISTER

OUTPATIENT REHAB (PT, OT, ST) - October 10, 2019 at 1 PM

Speaker: Tammy Moss. More details to come!1 CE pending approval. Registration closes on October 9 at 1 PM.  REGISTER

HIGH RISK: PROBLEM PRONE - A VIEW FROM THE TOP - November 14, 2019 at 1 PM CST

We will review important documentation and coding issues from high volume MS-DRGs, with emphasis on issues from the top 20 MS-DRGs among the Medicare population.  

Speakers: Susan Wallace, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, FAHIMA and Chris Merle, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, CMA (AAMA).  1 CE pending approval. Cost $79 per line. Registration closes on November 13 at 1:00 PM.  REGISTER

OPPS UPDATE FOR 2020 - December 12, 2019 at 1 PM CST

Attendees will experience a thorough review and key takeaways of the most impactful and pertinent updates to the 2020 OPPS Final Rule.

Speaker: Kathy Dean, CPMA, COC, CPC, CPC-P, CCS-P. 1 CE pending approval.  Registration closes on December 11 at 1 PM.  REGISTER

 

Cost per Webinar/Registration Instructions

The cost for each 1 hour webinar is posted above.  The cost includes one line.  Please note that payment MUST be received prior to the date of the webinar. Registration is available online only. 

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