Condition Code 44: Know it All

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CHC, CPC, CPMA, CCS
Conference Date
Tue, Jul 31, 2012
60 Minutes
Product Description

Don’t Grab RAC's attention  by Improperly Using Condition Code 44!

There is still a lot of confusion on how to report Condition Code 44. Physicians may order inpatient admissions, but after review it is determined that the level of care does not meet admission criteria.Now in those circumstances, many physicians are not aware of the proper documentation process. Hospitals that routinely use Condition Code 44 may send up red flags to RACs that they do not have the proper protocols in place.

Join this information packed event, and get the necessary tips required to report Condition Code 44 from our expert Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CPC, CCS. Also, get the handouts on Medicare guidelines for Condition Code 44 and compliance checklists for physician observation coding.

 In the session, the spotlight will be on:

  • Condition Code 44.
  • The medical necessities required and how  to distinguish between Inpatient and Observation Services.
  • How  to correctly report observation services, when using Condition Code 44.
  • Knowing the requirements for applying Condition code 44.
  • Knowing the status changes  post billing.
  • Physician  know-how  required for documentation.

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? Coding professionals, billing specialist, practice managers, HIM directors, compliance officers, case managers and, physicians

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About Our Speaker

Elin Baklid Kunz - Medical Billing Coding Expert


Kunz is a national speaker and published author on topics related to medical practice compliance, coding, reimbursement, chart audits and federal regulations. Her twenty years of healthcare experience includes six years as Director of Physician Services for a large health system, seven years in corporate finance and four years in compliance. She presents workshops for the American Academy of Professional Coders and delivers keynote presentations for Eli Research...   More Info
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