Laboratory Medicine: Coding, Reimbursement, and Regulatory Changes

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Diana W. Voorhees, M.A., CLS, MT, SH, CLCP
60 Minutes
Product Description

Discussion on Final Changes Related to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and more!

Staying in compliance with ever-changing and often-ambiguous coding, billing, and reimbursement rules is a constant challenge for clinical laboratories and pathologists, especially as new test codes continue to be developed. In addition, ever-evolving coverage policies and changes to how Medicare pays for molecular pathology tests present serious obstacles that affect lab payment.

Join Diana W Voorhees in this riveting session, as she talks about the upcoming changes and how to prepare for the latest developments in coding and coverage—to receive fair and accurate payment. Diana will review the recent regulatory events to determine current impact and anticipate future changes. She will shed light on the current reimbursement climate and assess the current use of coding and reaffirm billing compliance.

Topics covered in the session:

  • Discuss procedural and diagnostic coding changes for 2014
  • Review proposed and final changes related to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule  
  • Describe reimbursement reality for 2014
  • Discuss programs that present payment limitations including the NCCI, local coverage determinations, MUEs, and payer variances
  • Discuss additional coding, billing, and reimbursement compliance concerns

Who should attend

  • Laboratory administrators
  • Practice administrators
  • Billing and coding specialists
  • Laboratory directors and managers
  • Compliance officers

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About Our Speaker

Diana W. Voorhees - Pathology Billing Expert

Having been Director of Sales and Marketing, and Senior Consultant for a national coding and reimbursement firm for nearly five years, Diana W Voorhees developed DV & Associates, a coding and reimbursement firm providing consulting for physicians and facilities related to pathology and laboratory medicine.

Diana W. Voorhees, M.A., CLS, MT, SH, CLCP initiated her career in laboratory medicine within the Division of Hematology, Department...   More Info
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