2020 OPPS Proposed Rule: Strategies for Preparing for and Commenting on Changes

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2020 OPPS Proposed Rule: Strategies for Preparing for and Commenting on Changes

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2020 OPPS Proposed Rule: Strategies for Preparing for and Commenting on Changes

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Presented on: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by: Jugna Shah, MPH
Valerie Rinkle, MPA

Each year CMS issues an OPPS proposed rule that details the proposed changes to Medicare outpatient coding and billing. Feedback on the rule is due within 60 days of its release, and changes that make it into the final rule must be implemented by January 1. Last year’s rule continued major changes for 340B drug policy payments and site-neutral payments. Be prepared to implement this year’s changes and be ready to comment to CMS by attending this webinar.

During the program, expert speakers Jugna Shah, MPH, and Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, will analyze the proposed rule, deliver a comprehensive update on the major changes proposed for 2020 under OPPS, and describe how you can give CMS your feedback.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the most significant changes being proposed by CMS
  • Describe the nuances and complexities associated with assessing the financial impact of CMS' proposed packaging changes
  • Determine which procedures are assigned to Comprehensive APCs
  • Comment on proposals, including those on which CMS is specifically seeking input

Agenda

  • Key financial changes proposed for 2020
  • The top operational challenges hospitals will face in 2020
  • Changes to APCs and new separately payable APC services
  • The importance of commenting on the proposed rule
  • Other key changes related to charging, coding, and billing outpatient services

A live question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Who Should Listen?

  • HIM directors and staff
  • Outpatient coding managers and staff
  • Billing managers and staff
  • Revenue cycle professionals
  • Chargemaster coordinators
  • Auditors
  • APC coordinators
  • Compliance officers
  • Finance team
  • Revenue integrity professionals

Meet the Speakers

Jugna Shah

 
Jugna Shah, MPH, is the president and founder of Nimitt Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in case-mix payment system design, development, and implementation. She has extensive experience working with providers on the ongoing clinical, operational, and financial implications of Medicare’s OPPS based on APCs. She has educated and audited numerous hospitals on their drug administration coding and billing practices. She has contributed to several books and numerous OPPS/APC articles over the past 14 years. She is also a contributing editor of HCPro's Briefings on APCs.

 

Valerie RinkleValerie A. Rinkle, MPA, is a lead regulatory specialist and an instructor for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp®—Revenue Integrity and Chargemaster Version, Medicare Boot Camp®—Utilization Review Version, and Medicare Boot Camp®—Hospital Version. Rinkle is a former hospital revenue cycle director and has over 30 years in the healthcare industry, including over 12 years of consulting experience in which she has spoken and advised on effective operational solutions for compliance with Medicare coverage, payment, and coding regulations.

 

Continuing Education

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)||
This program has been approved for 2 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).

National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI)
This program has been approved for 2 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certification in Healthcare Revenue Integrity (CHRI), offered as a service of the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI).

Instructions

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

CAN'T LISTEN LIVE? 
No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $299 value! 

PLEASE NOTE 
Participation in the webinar is just $299 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com if you have questions.