CPT / OPPS 2019 Update

December 19, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

There are many new changes on the horizon for 2019. CPT will be implementing new  codes, deleting codes and revising codes. These changes will be effective January 1, 2019. Let us help you to be ready. CMS is looking at many new changes. We will review OPPS guidelines that affect coding.

This webinar will give you the tools needed to assign CPT codes and to understand the OPPS rule that could affect reimbursement.
Join us for this informative webinar.

Presenter: Mary Gregory, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CRC, CPC, CCS-P, CPC

FY19 IPPS Updates FY19 ICD-10-CM/PCS Code Updates

Webinar 1
FY19 IPPS Update: 1 CEU/DOMAIN: Revenue Cycle Management

  1. The Big Picture
  2. MS-DRG Changes
  3. New Technology
  4. Medicare Code Edit Updates
  5. New ICD-10-CM/PCS Codes
  6. DRG OR Designation Shifts
  7. Conclusion

Webinar 2
FY19 ICD-10-CM/PCS Updates: 1 CEU – DOMAIN: Revenue Cycle Management

  1. Introduction
  2. ICD-10-CM Guideline Changes
  3. ICD-10-CM Code Updates
  4. ICD-10-PCS Guidelines Changes
  5. ICD-10-PCS New Tables
  6. Conclusion

Speaker: Laurie Johnson

SCHIMA Midlands Region Web Series

December 4, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
The Path to Success in Proactive Denials Management & Prevention

Of an estimated $3 trillion in healthcare claims submitted to insurance payors in 2016, $262B of those were denied. At the same time, the average cost of reworking a denied claim has increased, to over $100 per claim. Keeping cost to collect low and denials overturn success rates high is a multifaceted challenge that requires analytics, technology, and staffing education and support. Join us for an informational presentation geared towards collections and denials professionals to learn proven strategies for protecting revenue and minimizing cost to collect. Hear how providers are tackling denials to improve billing processes for denials prevention.

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

– Learn how providers can identify root causes of their denials and targeted interventions
– Understand how to best manage payor specific policy changes
– Learn how provides can leverage analytics to uncover trends in their data
– Hear discussion of best practices in workflow and productivity tracking

Speaker: Glen Reiner, RN, BSN


December 6, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
How to Implement Successful Appeal Writing

This presentation will briefly cover aspects of the denial letter and determining how and what should be appealed. We will point out ways to best determine if the appeal should be a diagnosis/clinical validation versus a coding appeal.

We will also discuss some of current types of denials and ways to successfully appeal them. Examples as well as references will be provided.

Speaker: Malissa Powers, BS, RHIT, CCS

December 11, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Roles Within the Revenue Cycle for HIM Professionals

During this presentation we will define revenue cycle management, discuss major functions of revenue cycle management, highlight the importance of revenue cycle management and key measures, discuss the role of HIM professionals within the revenue cycle and describe what a successful revenue cycle management program entails.

Speaker: Tracey Tomak, RHIA, PMP


December 13, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Keeping Secure in a Cloud Based World

Attendees will hear about security in a cloud computing environment. The presenters will lay out the pros and cons of cloud computing, go into hidden costs involved with securing a cloud environment, and discuss some of the pitfalls from a regulatory and legal landscape and things that can be done to evade those issues. Finally, they will go over access controls and data protection in a cloud environment.

As we move forward with technologies, there are some trends that seem to move to the forefront of technology. Cloud based applications have been around for over a decade now and it appears that they are here to stay. With that, the securing of data in a cloud-based world is imperative to the healthcare industry. Is it safe to place PHI in the cloud? What about access control? Is encryption available? What about monitoring?

Scott Ruthe and Daniel Sergile will move through the murky and sometime perilous waters of healthcare in the cloud. With their 40+ years of combined security experience we will look at different critical issues and ideas for securing a cloud-based application. Not only from the risk perspective, but the additional costs involved with securing your critical health data in the cloud.

Speaker: Daniel Sergile

Coding Education Webinar Series

This series is designed for entry and intermediate medical coders.

All webinars are prerecorded and are available as listed by their posting month. Paid registrants will have access up to 60 days for each webinar from the date of availability.

August 2018

Keys to Coder Success
Coding Clinic Chat, 1Q 2018
Coding Clinic Chat, 2Q 2018

September 2018

FY 2019 Updates, Overview of ICD-10-CM Changes
FY 2019 Updates, Overview of ICD-10-PCS Changes
Basic HCC Methodology

October 2018

DRG Methodology Overview
Coding Clinic Chat, 3Q 2018

November 2018

Coding Clinic Chat, 4Q 2018

December 2018

CY 2019 CPT Updates, Overview

Presenter: Katherine Isbell, RHIA, CCS