Impact of CMS Changes on Coding, Documentation & Reimbursement for ASC

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Prerecorded Event
Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC
60 minutes
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Understand the Changes to ASC Procedures, Ancillary Services & Payment Rates


Get to know the updates to ASC covered procedures and ancillary services and payment rates from CMS by joining this session by our expert speaker Brenda Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC. 

Discuss changes to the Local Coverage Determinations (LCD) and National Coverage Determines (NCD) policies that affect ASC coding and reimbursement. Also, understand what documentation is needed to support coding for these changes in policy and review any published third party carrier policy changes for ASCs.

Session Highlights:

  • Changes, additions and deletions to the CMS ASC addenda
  • Documentation needed to support codes and billable ancillary services
  • NCD and LCD’s to insure proper reimbursement
  • Reviewing and coding operative notes using these changes
  • Incorporating changes into your daily workflow  
  • Links to websites
  • Tips on incorporating changes into your daily coding
  • Excel spreadsheet of changes
  • Bonus: modifiers needed from multiple carriers

 Session Agenda:

  • Updates to the Federal Register rules and regulations
  • OIG Workplan 2016 updates
  • CMS Addenda updates
  • January 2016 Addenda
  • HCPCS Re-instated 1/14/2016
  • April 2016 Addenda updates
  • HCPCS Codes Effective 4/1/2016
  • CPT Errata – March 9, 2015
  • LCD updates
  • Aetna updates and ASC guidelines
  • BCBS updates – Texas ASC guidelines
  • Cigna updates and ASC guidelines
  • UHC Coverage Policy updates
  • UHC Prior Authorization updates
  • UHC ASC guidelines

Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office managers
  • Physicians

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About Our Speaker

Brenda Chidester - Coding Compliance Expert

Brenda Chidester-Palmer, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CASC, has 19 years of coding and billing experience. Brenda is the principal of Palmer Coding Consultants. She provides auditing and education services to physician offices. She is the former Coding Compliance Manager for a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, a large multi-specialty group practice in Houston, Texas. She is an Approved PMCC Instructor, former AAPC Workshop Presenter, past president of her local AAPC chapter, and...   More Info
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