OPPS Final Rule: Implement Changes for 2016 - On-Demand
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Jugna Shah, MPH
Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA
Level of Program
HCPro's 13th annual OPPS final rule program will review the major policies CMS has finalized for 2016, including significantly expanded packaging. The program will cover 10 new comprehensive APCs (C-APCs) finalized by CMS, as well as restructured and consolidated APCs. The speakers will also discuss the requirements for new modifiers –CP and –CT and how to operationalize reporting them and implications of the lab packaging beyond the date of service.
Train your entire team with this on-demand webcast as expert speakers Jugna Shah, MPH, and Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, return for this popular program. They will analyze the final rule and deliver a comprehensive program to update you on the major changes effective January 1, 2016 under OPPS. When you understand where CMS is headed in 2016, you'll be in a position to plan your own internal education and process changes.
Our comprehensive program—as in years past—will aim to cover all of the latest updates. The agenda will include:
- The impact of APC restructuring and consolidation of multiple clinical families
- Analysis of 10 new comprehensive APCs, including one for observation
- Expansion of ancillary packaging and changes to laboratory packaging
- New status indicators, a comment indicator, and a data collection modifier
- Updates to the 2-midnight rule review and education policies
- Suggestions for conducting financial impact analyses
Who should listen?
- Coding supervisors
- Outpatient coders
- APC coordinators
- Chargemaster coordinators
- Revenue cycle coordinators
- Revenue cycle managers and directors
- Revenue integrity managers and staff
- Reimbursement managers
- Billing and reimbursement staff
- Compliance managers and directors
- HIM managers and directors
- C-Suite (CFO, CEO, CMO, COO)
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
(Credits valid for Live + On Demand webcast)
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 2 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (CEH’s for this webcast expire on: 12/8/2016)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
This live program has been approved for 2 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. (CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 12/8/12016)
Meet the Speakers
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 13 years. She is also a contributing editor of HCPro’s Briefings on APCs.
Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, is a lead regulatory specialist for HCPro's Revenue Cycle Institute and an instructor for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp®—Hospital Version, Medicare Boot Camp®—Utilization Review Version, and Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access 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.
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