Observation Services

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
150 Minutes
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Observation Services: Clearing the Confusion ( Part 1)

The Do’s and Don’ts of Observation Services

When it comes to Observation Services, hospitals leave money on the table because essential points are missed time after time. 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.

You will learn the basics of observation services like how to differentiate between inpatient and outpatient, documentation required for observation services, when does observation start and stop, how to audit observation services, coding/billing injections/infusions for observation, how does the ED Fit into observation, how to handle Post-Operative surgery and more.

Take A Look At Webinar Outline

  • Overview of Observation Services
  • APC Grouping Logic for Observation 
  • CMS’s View of Observation Services
  • Condition Code 44
  • Utilization Review Committee
  • RAC Involvement With Observation
  • Case Studies and Exercises
  • And more

Observation Services: Just Where Are We? ( Part 2 )

Complex Or Special Circumstances Can Throw You For A Loop When It Comes To Observation Service Payments. Learn How To Handle It Like A Pro.

This detailed audio conference will address complex-and special issues surrounding observation services. This session delves into troublesome issues involving observation services.
Join our seasoned professional, Duane Abbey, PhD, CFP, and ensure that you're ready to handle the troublesome issues that affect physicians, nursing staff, coders and billers alike.

What you'll learn :

  • How Is The Concept of Observation Changing?
  • How Do We Differentiate Inpatient from Outpatient?
  • How Should Condition Code 44 Be Used?
  • And more


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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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