ASC Billing and Coding Survival Tips for the New Payment System

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Prerecorded Event
Annette Grady, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCS-P, OS
Conference Date
Tue, Apr 08, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

Learn how to succeed under the biggest ASC payment change in 20 years.

The time has come. A new ambulatory surgery center (ASC) payment system went into effect on Jan. 1 as part of the Medicare Modernization Act -- and ASCs are scrambling to adjust to both new codes and new reimbursement levels. The new system increases payment groups from nine to 220, expands procedures eligible to be performed in an ASC, and links ASC payment rates to hospital outpatient rates.

That’s a lot of changes – which means a lot of new billing rules and regs to learn. But you don’t have to navigate them alone. Join expert speaker Annette Grady, CPC, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-Ortho, for one hour, and learn how to succeed under the new ASC regulations. You’ll learn what regulatory pitfalls to avoid -- and all the new coding ins and outs, such as modifiers, unlisted procedures, and other add-on codes you can bill under the new payment system. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to optimize your ASC’s reimbursement -- even if your specialty was dealt a bad hand in the new regs. 

Who should attend: ASC coders, administrators, payers, physicians, and owners.

In this can’t miss session, you’ll learn:

  • The nuts and bolts of the APC payment system and how it translates to your facility.
  • Breakdown of specialties: Winners and losers in the new financial system.
  • 4 Smart tactics for handling carve-outs.
  • How to approach unlisted procedures: You still have reimbursement opportunities here!
  • Which procedures are NOT on the CMS listing ... and how to address them.
  • Modifiers: Are they different now? You’ll find out!
  • 5 Things to do right away while adjusting to the 2008 reimbursement changes.
  • Have lingering questions? Ask Annette directly during an interactive Q&A!

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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About Our Speaker

Annette Grady - Orthopedic Coding Expert

Annette Grady, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CCS-P, OS, has over 30 years in Healthcare Coding and Reimbursement, she is the former Director of Reimbursement for a large orthopedic group and consultant for a large Midwestern consulting/CPA firm. She has proficiency in CPT, ICD-9CM and HCPCS coding for Orthopedics, ASCs, Spine, Plastic/Reconstructive, Hand and Family Practice.

Annette has performed many surgery and E/M chart review audits. She is a well known...   More Info
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