ED: Coding, Billing & Reimbursement for APCs

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Jun 25, 2008
90 Minutes
Product Description

Sometimes your coding should be the same as the hospital's.

With the ED being the most heavily affected hospital department under APCs, you must be up-to-date on the 2008 changes. From fractures and strapping to injections and infusions, you have lots of special challenges to tackle under the new Medicare outpatient prospective payment system.

Make sure you're armed and ready to bring in the reimbursement you deserve this year by joining expert speaker Duane C. Abbey, PhD, CFP, for this 90-minute teleconference. In addition to learning the latest coding challenges, you'll gain a clearer understanding of the new interface for the ED to observation services under APCs.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll learn:

  • When ED MD coding = APC coding is OK.
  • The interplay between professional and technical component coding/billing in the ED.
  • Dying to know how observation services interface between settings? You'll find out!
  • The scoop on E/M level coding and its relationship to the EMTALA mandated medical screening examination (MSE).
  • Winning documentation processes you can put to use right away.
  • Work through difficult ED coding scenarios: E/Ms, surgical care and more.
  • Important info on special issues, including Type B EDs under Medicare and special use of NPPs for CAHs.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A!

Who should attend? ED personnel, coding personnel, billing and claims transaction personnel, chargemaster coordinators, financial analysts, compliance personnel, physicians and other interested personnel.

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

Duane Abbey Hospital Coding & Compliance Expert

 Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D. is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey, Consultants, Inc., which specializes in healthcare consulting and related areas. Duane earned his graduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame and Iowa State University and has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant. He performs various types of financial analysis involving business structuring, organizational development, enrolment and other financially related concerns of organizations....   More Info
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