Medical Necessity, Patient Status and Compliance Pitfalls

February 20, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT

In this presentation the speaker will review existing CMS rules and regulations relative to medical necessity and patient status. She will also provide information about recent enforcement activities and how to avoid compliance pitfalls. After the presentation the participants will be able to take back to their hospitals actionable items to support compliant billing practices.

Speaker: Joan C. Ragsdale, JD, Chief Executive Officer, MedManagement, LLC d/b/a EdiPhy Advisors

Cracking the IR Code: Tips for Mastering Interventional Radiology Coding in 2019

February 21, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Get the latest information on the 2019 CPT code updates for interventional radiology procedures including fine needle aspiration biopsies, PICCs and midline catheters, and dilation for endourologic procedures. Additionally, this webinar will feature a discussion of coding rules for complex vascular procedures to avoid common coding mistakes. Procedures discussed will be: dialysis access maintenance, embolization, stent placement, lower extremity revascularization. Participants will also learn when it is appropriate to code diagnostic angiograms in conjunction with therapeutic interventions.

Speaker: Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC

Healthcare Data Analytics Webinar Series

Monday, January 7, 2019
9-11 AM ET

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
9-11 AM ET

Thursday, January 10, 2019
2-4 PM ET

Friday, January 11, 2019
2-4 PM ET

This workshop will offer a hands-on experience analyzing healthcare data. Attendees will use MS Excel, the R statistical software package, and Tableau to prepare, describe, and visualize large healthcare datasets. Data will be analyzed in MS Excel using intermediate and advanced functionalities that will help improve the efficiency and accuracy of an analysis. The R statistical software package is an open source platform that utilizes a scripting language to analyze and visualize data. Tableau is data visualization software and attendees will learn how to create interactive summaries and dashboards. Ultimately, attendees will learn how to leverage cost-effective tools for preparing and visualizing data. At the conclusion of the workshop attendees will have greater confidence analyzing healthcare data with cost-effective tools to transition data into information for key stakeholders.


David Marc, PhD, CHD
Ryan Sandefer, PhD


2019 CPT Code Changes

January 31, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST

  • Cover to cover review of significant 2019 CPT code additions, deletions, and revisions
  • Review of applicable guideline additions, deletions, and revisions
  • Discuss how documentation requirements may be affected by 2018 changes
  • Discuss other important coding-related items to look to for 2018 updates (i.e. coverage policies, reimbursement policies, etc.)
  • Discuss what the future may hold for E/M guidelines

Speaker: Whitney Horton, Director of Coding and Auditing at First Professional Services in Loveland, CO