APC Payment System Updates 2014

APC Update: Issues and Answers for CY2014

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Conference Date
Fri, Jan 24, 2014
Length
90 Minutes
Product Description

An Overview Of APC Development In 2014 With Latest Trends

There are a lot of rumors going around regarding the changes made in APC for the year 2014. Get answers to your impending list of doubts and queries in this power-packed 90-minute session with our expert speaker Duane C. Abbey, CFP, Ph.D.

Duane will discuss what is new in APC for year 2014, while explaining the lengthy Federal register entries for APC. You will also get to upgrade your knowledge about the changes in the cardiovascular area, essential packaging requirements for CY2014, and modifications in physician supervision.

The session will focus on the significance of APC, the latest developments in observation and inpatient Part B billing, CMS role with the E/M codes, affect of CPT coding changes on APC, changes in the the provider-based rule (PBR) and the major trends for APCs in the coming years.

Here’s what Duane will cover:

  • Review of APC changes for CY2014
    • Coding/Grouping Changes
    • E/M Coding
    • Recalibration of APC weights
    • On-Going problem areas
    • Cost report changes – charge compression
    • Drugs and biologics
    • Cost outliers
    • Interventional radiology
    • Observation vs. inpatient admissions
    • Inpatient-only procedures
    • 2014 CPT changes affecting APCs
  • APC trends
    • Increased bundling and packaging
    • Shifts in realigning payments
    • Policy and interpretive changes
  • Provider-based rule changes
    • Supervisory requirements
    • Use of mid-level practitioners
    • In-hospital definition
  • Associated APC changes
    • Ambulatory surgery centers
    • Related physician changes
    • Clinical service area considerations
    • RAC audit concerns
  • Assessing the operational impact of changes
    • Documentation requirements
    • Charge capture considerations
    • Clinical staff involvement
    • APC compliance issues
  • The future for APCs

Agenda of the session:

  • Review the 2014 updates to the key features of the APC payment system
  • Appreciate the trends in modifications being made to APCs over the years
  • Understand the complex nature of APCs and associated compliance issues including RAC concerns
  • Appreciate the impact of proper coding and billing on APCs
  • Understand the impact of the 2014 changes on the chargemaster, hospital charges and the cost report for APCs
  • Review the 2014 update on high impact areas such as observation, the Emergency Department, interventional radiology and associated areas
  • Review changes to the Provider-Based Rule (PBR) for 2014
  • Discuss anticipated future changes and directions for APCs

Your questions will be answered in an informative Q&A segment by the speaker, post-session.

Who should attend? Outpatient clinical staff, nursing staff, physicians, outpatient departmental managers, nurse auditors, ED nursing staff, provider-based clinic nursing staff, coding personnel, coding, billing and claims transaction personnel, internal auditing personnel, financial analysts, compliance personnel, cost accounting personnel, chargemaster coordinators, cost reporting personnel, and other interested personnel

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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, enrollment and other financially related concerns of organizations....   More Info
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