Observation Services Demystified Part 1: Basics You Can

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Mar 24, 2011
90 Minutes
Product Description

You must precisely document, code and bill Observation Services for proper reimbursement. Get ALL the critical info in this 2-part series for newbies and pros alike.  

When it comes to Observation Services, hospitals leave money on the table because essential points are missed time after time. Don't lose another dime -- perfect your documentation, billing and coding for Observation Services with this all-inclusive conference series.

Join our seasoned professional, Duane Abbey, PhD, CFP and ensure that you and your staff have everything in place to optimize your reimbursements and ward off potential audits.

This session will focus on the basics -- the details you can't do without. Get the do's and don'ts in just 90 minutes, and make sure you have your Observations Services bases covered.

Session 1 will answer these questions and more:

  • The facts: Just what is Observation and is it a status or location?
  • The difference: How do you differentiate inpatient from outpatient, and why do hospitals have difficulty with observation?
  • The start and end: When does observation start and stop -- what needs to be documented? Do you need a log?
  • The coding and billing: How do you code/bill injections and infusions for observation? What about post-operative surgery?
  • The staff: How does theED fit into the process? How does the Nursing staff influence observation status to ensure proper payment?
  • The resources: What do you need to know about the APC approach and about the CMS pronouncements?
  • PLUS: Learn about care paths and why you need them, key compliance issues, observations that last more than 48 hours, condition code 44, and much more.

And don't miss part 2 of this series on Thursday, April 14, 2011!

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