2012 Radiology Documentation and Compliance

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Cheryl A. Schad, BA Ed, CPC, ACS-RA, PCS
Conference Date
Thu, Sep 13, 2012
Length
60 Minutes
Product Description

Are You Sure Your Radiology Documentation Has Everything It Needs To Avoid Compliance Faux Pas?


Be a part of this educative audio session and learn from expert Cheryl A. Schad, BA Ed, CPC, ACS-RA, PCS, what radiologists need to include in their written interpretations of radiological studies in order to receive appropriate reimbursement.

The speaker will review the 2012 CMS rules and regulations concerning ordering of diagnostic tests, clinical indications, medical necessity, documentation of diagnostic tests, and the 2012 guidelines for the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI). She’ll define "order" according to CMS policy along with the form of an order, as well as the exceptions to CMS' ordering policy will be discussed. Medical necessity, how it is impacted by clinical indications and how it should be expressed will also be covered in the session.

You’ll also learn how to document multiple studies performed at the same session within one radiology report. Also, General Instructions for CMS' NCCI Edits will be discussed as they pertain to radiology. The session will also address how to achieve compliance with the various regulatory agencies, i.e. CMS and the AMA.

Take A look At What You'll Learn:

  • Review of the 2012 CMS rules and regulations
  • Understand if treating physicians need to provide ICD-9 codes for reason the study is being ordered.
  • Learn where must the response of a patient be recorded, if the patient is queried as to the reason for the study
  • Discover if multiple ICD-9 codes be assigned for medical necessity or not.
  • Recognize appropriate documentation for accurate CPT & ICD-9 code selections to avoid compliance issues.
  • Recognize when an order is appropriate from a treating physician and how it should be utilized by the radiologist.


Who should attend? Radiologists, Radiology Business Administrators, Hospital Radiology Department Administrators, Radiology Coders, Radiology Technicians, Radiology Schedulers


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About Our Speaker

Cheryl A. Schad - Radiology Coding Expert

Cheryl A. Schad, BA Ed, CPC, ACS-RA, PCS, is a nationally-recognized Reimbursement Specialist and owner of Schad Medical Management, a physician reimbursement/compliance consulting firm that focuses on CPT and ICD-9 coding and Medicare Part B regulations.

Schad's personal area of expertise is diagnostic and interventional radiology. She has performed numerous workshops, seminars, and audio conferences for organizations including The Coding Institute, The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)...   More Info
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