Observation services are one of the most challenging areas that hospitals face. In order to determine when a patient can be safely discharged, your staff needs a thorough understanding of the relevant coding and billing requirements for observations. Join expert speaker Duane Abbey, Ph.D., in this conference to learn how to distinguish observation services from inpatient admissions. He will also address best practices in physician, nursing and clinical documentation for proper reimbursements.
This presentation will also cover all aspects of charge capture and proper billing issues relative to the overall documentation process. Additionally, it will address auditing standards that both the documentation and documentation process can be assessed relative to external audits such as the RACs. Lastly, Duane will cover special situations such as the use of Condition Code 44 and correction of errors along with due consideration for the NOTICE Act.
The session will provide answers to the following questions
Who should attend?
- Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC
- Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CHC, CPC, CPMA, CCS
- Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD
- Jeanne J. Chamberlin ,
- Melody S. Irvine, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC, CPB, CPC-I, CCS-P
- Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
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....
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