The Medicare Global Surgical Package Concept

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Tue, Mar 19, 2013
90 Minutes
Product Description

Learn how global surgical packages (GSP) really work.  

If you don’t know whether the global surgical package (GSP) is the same for physicians and hospitals, then you may need to brush up on your GSP concepts.

Expert presenter Duane C. Abbey, Ph. D., CFP will show you how physicians should handle post-operative care relative to hospitalists. Also, you’ll find out if you should always consider E/M services bundled into surgical services — and what other services you should bundle into the surgical payment, too.

Can physicians and/or hospitals append modifier 57? Here’s the answer. Also, do you know if the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) coding policy directives affect the GSP? Is there a GSP for DRGs? Abbey will give you the overview you need.

This session will help you:

  • Understand the general concept of the global surgical package (GSP).
  • Review the Medicare GSP for Use with the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  • Unravel the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) policy pronouncement for the GSP.
  • Examine examples and case studies on coding for physicians relative to the Medicare GSP.
  • Define the global surgical concept for APCs (Ambulatory Payment Classifications).
  • Underline the global surgical concept for MS-DRGs (Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups)
  • Highlight the many different ways that the Medicare program bundles or packages services relative to surgeries.
  • Appreciate associated processes such as the use of the “-25” and “-59” modifiers.
  • Realize that private third-party payers also have GSPs with possibly different definitions.

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?
Physician Coding Personnel, Billing and Claims Transaction Personnel, Chargemaster Coordinators, Utilization Review Personnel, Financial Analysts, Compliance Personnel, Physicians, Internal Auditing Staff 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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