Never Events, HACs, NPSGs... Can You Report Quality?

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Apr 22, 2010
90 Minutes
Product Description

Report quality, avoid HACs and Never Events and stay compliant,

Medicare, as well as many third party payers, no longer cover payment for certain never events.

There are a slew of other ramifications that come from HACs and never events too.

Join Duane Abbey, PhD CFP, for this 90-minute audio seminar where he will take a close look at CMS activities for quality initiatives for inpatient and outpatient services, National Patient Safety Goals, Quality Measure Reporting Initiatives and so much more.

In this session learn about:

  • Never Events: What are they? How are they categorized? And, What can you do?
  • How is payment affected by quality concerns?
  • CMS activities relative to Quality Reporting - learn about Payment System Impacts, Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs) and more…
  • Accreditation Concerns
    • National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs)
    • Applicability to Different Types of Healthcare Providers
  • Action Plans: Steps to take to improve quality and gain full reimbursement.
  • Looking to the Future: Increased focus on quality and incentive payments.
  • Establishing Policies & Procedures: Assuring quality and full reimbursement.
  • PLUS: Sources for Further Information

Have questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A.

Who should attend? Quality assurance personnel, clinical personnel, all personnel involved with coding, billing, and reimbursement activities. Chargemaster coordinators, compliance personnel, financial analysts, coding personnel, utilization review personnel, interested nursing staff, financial analysts, charge capture specialists, other interested clinical and administrative personnel.  Nurses and physicians are encouraged to attend.

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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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