Physician Compliance Update 2019: What You Should Know

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Prerecorded Event
Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CHC, CPC, CPMA, CCS
60 minutes
Product Description

Learn the Hottest Coding Issues Every Physician Office Must Know in 2019

Billions of dollars are lost in healthcare spending every year due to medical billing mistakes. And when it comes to Medicare billing, the OIG and CMS are getting increasingly tougher every year. They have zero tolerance for fraud and abuse—as well as inadvertent errors. If a practice is found negligent, it can be prevented from billing Medicare or Medicaid services for years. Don’t let that practice be yours.

Learn the hottest coding issues every physician office must know in 2019 to avoid audit risk scrutiny in this session by medical coding compliance expert Elin Kunz. Kunz will walk you through the new compliance updates for 2019, and also show you where to focus your audit efforts in 2019. She will discuss the proposed E&M documentation changes (which are significant) and how they will impact your audits. She will share strategies and best practices to minimize your audit risk and improve compliance, as well as checklists for E&M Training and continued compliance monitoring. The Medicare fee-for-service improper payment rate fell from 9.51 percent in 2017 to 8.12 percent in 2018, but insufficient documentation continues to be a problem. To avoid such a scenario for your practice, Kunz will provide customized documentation tips to ensure correct coding.

After attending this session, you will be better prepared to improve compliance and minimize audit risk. You will know where to focus your audit efforts in 2019, and which key physician targets to prepare for in 2019.

Session Highlights

This session will bring you up to speed with:

  • Compliance update and key physician targets to prepare for in 2019
  • Strategies and best practices to minimize your audit risk & improve compliance
  • Expert documentation tips to ensure correct coding
  • Customized documentation tips for common target areas
  • How to ensure continued compliance monitoring

Who Should Attend

  • Coding professionals
  • Billing specialists
  • Practice managers
  • HIM directors
  • Compliance officers
  • Case managers and,
  • Physicians, non-physician practitioners such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Elin Baklid Kunz - Medical Billing Coding Expert

Elin Baklid-Kunz is an expert in medical coding compliance who supports clients in matter across the United States with over 20 years of experience in the field.

Ms. Kunz is a national speaker and published author. Recent speaking engagements include the 2018 European Symposium on Ethics and Governance in Paris for the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development; American Bar Association 2018 Physician Legal Issues Conference,  2017 American...   More Info
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