When a patient is initially admitted as an inpatient, a determination may be made that the status should have been outpatient observation. Condition Code 44 was developed to address this type of situation, but there has been significant controversy concerning the use of Condition Code 44 and Part A to Part B billing.
Our expert Duane C. Abbey, in this advanced workshop, will discuss the confusion related to when a patient is an inpatient versus being an outpatient. The conference will address the RAC (Recovery Audit Contractor) concerns about inpatient status, observation and possible recoupments, Condition code 44, recent Federal Register discussions from CMS as well as the O’Connor Hospital appeal.
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Who should attend? Outpatient Nursing Staff, Medical/Surgical Nursing Staff, Nurse Managers, ED Nursing Staff, Utilization Review Personnel, Quality Assurance Personnel, Quality Assurance Personnel, Physicians, Coding Personnel, Billing and Claims Transaction Personnel, Chargemaster Coordinators, Financial Analysts, Compliance Personnel, and Other Interested
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....
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