2012 OPPS Additions, Changes, Deletions & Challenges

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Caral Edelberg, CPC, CPMA, CAC, CCS-P, CHC
Conference Date
Wed, Jul 18, 2012
60 Minutes
Product Description

Learn the Ins and Outs of OPPS and Stay Updated to Address the Challenges of 2012

Understand the OPPS guidelines to get updated about how they are going to impact revenue and compliance strategies. We will discuss the highlights of the 2012 final OPPS rule and effective means of addressing challenges through coding, chargemaster updates, and compliance audit strategies. Important updates assure that you will stay on top of the OPPS changes, so as to report correctly and avoid coding errors.  With this enlightening conference by expert Caral Edelberg, CPC, CPMA, CAC, CCS-P CHC, you’ll also learn that the changes to OPPS require attention to chargemaster development as well as updates to all coding/compliance policies.

This action-packed event will help you learn:

  • What CMS says about the 2012 challenges
  • Electronic Reporting Pilot and Clinical Quality measures in preparation of the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program
  • Reduced OPPS Conversion Factor for 2012 and how it will affect your payments
  • Vascular Modifications
  • Composite Rate APCs-What they mean and how to manage the coding modifications to this multiple services
  • Changes to Pacemaker placement and monitoring
  • Payment Status Indicators
  • Quality Reporting Program Updates and SC Quality Reporting Program
  • Value-Based Purchasing Proposal for 2014
  • Progress on Affordable Care

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? Hospital CFO, Compliance Auditors and Compliance Officers, HIM Directors, Hospital Coders and all outpatient hospital department billing staff.


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About Our Speaker

Caral Edelberg - Emergency Medicine Coding Expert

Caral Edelberg, CPC, CPMA, CAC, CCS-P, CHC, leads the overall growth and operational delivery of Edelberg + Associates’ in coding, compliance and education. Caral is a well-regarded author, lecturer and industry expert in healthcare revenue cycle management, coding and compliance. Caral maintains a long list of certifications and affiliations which include: dual coding certifications from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional...   More Info
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