Observation is an often misunderstood billing procedure. It’s important for the Hospitals to ensure that conversions from observation to inpatient must meet inpatient criteria. Certain procedures require an inpatient order from the physician and result in denials if billed as outpatient/observation. In this informative session, our speaker Dorothy D. Steed, CPC-H-I, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CPC-E/M, CPC-FP, CPAR, will discuss these problem areas that often result in lost revenue.
Join this 60-minute audio event, and understand the hospital side of observation services and how physician claims may be affected. With our speaker Dorothy, you will also learn the importance of positive interaction with your hospital utilization review department, and how communication reduces your claims denials.
Here's a look at what Dorothy will cover:
Who should attend? Coders, billers, revenue cycle, physicians, claims follow up
Dorothy D. Steed, CCS, CDIP, COC, CPCO, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, is an independent healthcare consultant and educator in Atlanta. She was a Medicare specialist for a large hospital system and a physician coding audit supervisor for another hospital system, with 40 years of experience in healthcare. Additionally, she is an instructor at a state technical college in...
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