RAC-Proof Your Health System's Coding, Reimbursement & Compliance Program

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Aug 27, 2008
90 Minutes
Product Description

An out-of-date compliance plan is a recipe for disaster. Are you ready for the RACs?

There's a broad spectrum of compliance areas that affect hospitals, health systems, physicians and clinics -- and new focus areas continue to emerge every year. Take, for example, the new CMS Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) who are now on the prowl in several states to clean up improperly paid claims -- and return this money to the government. And that's only the beginning of today's current compliance issues.

To make sure your compliance program's written policies and procedures can withstand the pressures of 2008, join expert speaker Duane C. Abbey, PhD, CFP, for this 90 minute audioconference. He'll review both the current compliance hot spots as well as compliance areas that may soon become active. He'll also walk you through a systematic approach to analyze, assess and take action to address coding, billing and reimbursement issues. You'll walk away with a better understanding of how a coding, billing and reimbursement program interfaces to the hospital corporate compliance plan -- and the prowess to survive the auditing process and avoid associated penalties.

Here’s a sampling of the details you’ll learn:

  • Statutory vs. contractual compliance -- do you know the difference?
  • Today's hot topics: RAC audits, OIG work plans and recent congressional legislation.
  • Medical necessity issues: Covered versus non-covered services -- and how ABNs fit in.
  • Avoid these common chargemaster compliance breaches.
  • How to implement airtight coding and billing policies and procedures -- a systematic approach.
  • If you don't have an auditing program, you should! Here's how to get started.
  • Spread the word: Expert tips help you train your staff on compliance.

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

Who should attend? All personnel involved with coding, billing, and reimbursement activities, including chargemaster coordinators, compliance personnel, financial analysts, risk managers, compliance officers and in-house counsel. Nurses and physician are encouraged to attend.

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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