Live Virtual Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version

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Live Virtual Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version

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Live Virtual Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version

Course Overview

Master Medicare rules for critical access hospitals and rural health clinics

Join our industry-leading instructors as they lead a LIVE virtual class covering Medicare coverage, coding, billing, and payment for critical access hospitals (CAHs) and rural health clinics (RHCs). This course prepares you to better manage your revenue cycle in your unique setting by focusing on actual guidance from CMS. You’ll leave class ready to make improvements that will strengthen reimbursement and compliance for your CAH and RHC.

This one-of-a-kind class designed specifically for CAHs shows you which rules apply to you so you can successfully process claims and get paid without disruption to your revenue stream. It will also teach you how to research Medicare regulations to resolve billing issues and respond to denials. You’ll have the research tools and skills at your fingertips to answer your own Medicare questions long after the virtual event is over.

The Live Virtual Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version will give you the knowledge to:

  • Find the answers to your specific Medicare questions relating to CAHs and RHCs
  • Understand outpatient observation, inpatient status rules, and UR requirements at CAHs
  • Submit accurate claims to Medicare, including CAH Part B inpatient billing
  • Ensure appropriate reimbursement from Medicare for outpatient, inpatient, and swing bed services, including the application of the patient’s financial responsibility
  • Research and resolve claim edits that cause denials and delay revenue in your CAH or RHC
  • Understand RHC reporting of revenue codes, HCPCS codes, and related charges for all services provided
  • Explain the AIR payment in independent and provider-based RHCs, including the application of Medicare Part B deductible and coinsurance
  • Implement best practices to receive the revenue you deserve for your CAH and RHC while staying in compliance with the regulations


How does the Live Virtual Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version work?

This class is 10 sessions held Mondays – Fridays. Classes times are as follows:
Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Please Note: Four days before class starts, you will receive a welcome email that includes the dial-in information for the class.

Class is held Monday – Friday from November 2 – November 13. Registration cut-off date: 10/26/2020

Live Virtual Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version

Critical Access Course Outline/Agenda

Module 1:  Overview of Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Designation

  • General requirements for CAH designation
  • Limitations on acute care beds and length of stay
  • Identification of and use of beds excluded from licensure limitations


Module 2:  Medicare Overview, Contractors, Research, and Resources

  • Overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D
  • Medicare Contractors, including the MAC, RAC, and QIO
  • Medicare source laws, including statutes, regulations and final rules
  • Medicare sub-regulatory guidance, including manuals and transmittals
  • Links to Medicare information and resources for staying current


Module 3:  Medical Necessity and Limitation on Liability Notices

  • Medicare Coverage Center, including LCDs, NCDs, CED, and Lab Coverage Manual
  • Prior authorization for specified outpatient procedures and services
  • Limitations of liability statute and notice requirements
  • Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) form and instructions


Module 4:  Medicare Claims Submission Fundamentals and Billing Issues

  • UB-04 claim form and key fields applicable to a CAH
  • Outpatient repetitive, non-repetitive, and recurring services
  • Outpatient services billed separately from inpatient claims
  • Billing of non-covered outpatient services
  • Treatment of conditions arising during or from a non-covered inpatient stay


Module 5:  Medicare Edit Systems

  • Medicare Code Editor (MCE) and Outpatient Code Editor (OCE)
  • National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI); including Procedure to Procedure (PTP) Edits, Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE), and Add-on code edits
  • Modifiers used with NCCI edits


Module 6:  Outpatient Visits and Provider-Based Departments

  • Incident-to coverage of outpatient therapeutic services
  • Defining on- and off-campus departments
  • Coding for clinics, emergency departments, critical care, and trauma activation
  • Proper use of modifier -25


Module 7:  Observation Services

  • Coverage of observation services
  • Delivery of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON)
  • Billing and payment of observation services


Module 8:  Special Billing and Payment Topics for Outpatient Surgery and Therapy Services

  • Multiple procedure discounting for surgical services for Method II billing
  • Global surgery concepts for Method II billing
  • Reporting modifiers for terminated/discontinued and bilateral procedures
  • Special consideration for inpatient-only procedures
  • Payment for therapy, including therapy thresholds
  • “Sometimes” and “always” therapy


Module 9:  Special Billing and Payment Topics for Outpatient Diagnostic Services and Drugs

  • Coverage requirements for outpatient diagnostic services
  • Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Imaging Services
  • Multiple procedure discounting for radiology services for Method II billing
  • Exclusion from reporting certain imaging modifiers
  • Laboratory coding, billing, and payment, including reference lab
  • Blood and blood products
  • Coverage, billing, and payment for drugs, including self-administered drugs and discarded drugs


Module 10:  Overview of the Cost-Based Reimbursement System

  • Components of the cost-based system
  • Method I and Method II billing
  • Quality Payment Program under Method II billing
  • CRNA pass-through exemption
  • Price transparency
  • Patient responsibility, including outpatient and inpatient deductible and coinsurance

 

Module 11:  Coverage, Notices, and Billing for Inpatient Services

  • Inpatient order and certification requirements
  • Inpatient criteria and the 2-Midnight Benchmark
  • Important Message from Medicare (IMM) and Detailed Notice of Discharge
  • Hospital Issued Notices of Non-Coverage (HINN)
  • Utilization review determinations for non-covered inpatient cases
  • Inpatient Part B billing and payment


Module 12:  Coverage, Notices, and Billing for Swing Bed Admissions in a CAH

  • Coverage for swing beds
  • Level of care and documentation requirements
  • SNFABN notice requirements
  • Reimbursement methodology and patient coinsurance
  • Exclusion from SNF PPS consolidated billing rules


Course outline/agenda subject to change


 

Rural Health Class Agenda:

Module 1:  Designation as a Rural Health Clinic, including Required Practitioners and Services

  • Definition and purpose of an RHC
  • Certification criteria, including location, staffing, and required services
  • Basic requirements for services furnished by RHC practitioners or incident to an RHC practitioner, including requirements for direct supervision
  • Services that are excluded from the RHC benefit
  • Distinguish between an independent and provider-based RHC


Module 2: General Billing Requirements for Rural Health Clinic Services

  • Claims processing requirements, including type of bill, revenue codes, HCPCS codes, modifiers, and charge reporting
  • Coverage and billing for a medical visit and mental health visit
  • Coverage and billing for preventive services
  • Coverage and billing for special services, including diagnostic services, vaccines, injections, and other incident to services
  • Coverage and billing for laboratory services
  • Special circumstances for billing transitional care management (TCM), general care management, psychiatric collaborative care model (CoCM), virtual communication services (VCS), and telehealth
  • RHC practitioners and Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)


Module 3: Basic Reimbursement Principles for Rural Health Clinic Services

  • Identification of a qualifying visit for payment purposes
  • Basic all-inclusive rate reimbursement methodology for provider-based and independent RHCs
  • Application of upper payment limit
  • Application of Part B deductible and coinsurance


RHC Appendices of Source Authority

  • Key government documents to support appropriate billing


Module 4:  Supplemental Review of Medicare Contractors, Research, and Resources

  • Overview of Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D
  • Role of Medicare contractors
  • Medicare source laws, including statutes and regulations
  • Medicare sub-regulatory guidance, including manuals and transmittals
  • Links to Medicare information and resources for staying current


Module 5: Supplemental Review of Medicare Coverage Guidance and the Advance Beneficiary Notice

  • Medicare Coverage Center, including NCDs, LCDs, and Laboratory Manual
  • Coverage of drugs, including self-administered drugs
  • Limitations of liability statute and notice requirements
  • Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) and instructions


Course outline/agenda subject to change.

Live Virtual Medicare Boot Camp®—Utilization Review Version

Schedule

November — Class Schedule (Eastern time)

November 2 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 3 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 4 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 5 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 6 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 9 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 10 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 11 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 12 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 13 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Live Virtual Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version

Learning Objectives

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

  • Locate key sources of Medicare authority on the Internet
  • Interpret Medicare guidance and apply it to the services provided
  • Describe how Medicare covers outpatient, inpatient, and swing bed services at CAHs
  • Describe limitations on coverage under the Medicare program
  • Explain when the beneficiary is financially responsible for services provided
  • Explain how Medicare pays for outpatient, inpatient, and swing bed services
  • Apply outpatient and inpatient status rules and regulations
  • Explain the definition of an RHC and the criteria for certification 
  • Describe covered RHC services provided by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse midwives, clinical psychologists, and social workers, as well as services provided “incident to” 
  • Explain billing requirements related to medical visits, preventive services, laboratory services, and other special services offered by RHCs 
  • Identify what constitutes an “encounter” for payment purposes 
  • Explain the AIR payment in independent and provider-based RHCs, including the application of Medicare Part B deductible and coinsurance

Live Virtual Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version

Continuing Education

AAPC
This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 30 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content or the program sponsor. 

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
This program has been approved for 30 Continuing Education credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). 

Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS)
This program has been approved for 30 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 Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

This educational activity for 30 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)
This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM board certified case managers. The course is approved for 30 CE contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing
HCPro is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 36 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494. 

National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI)
This program has been approved for 30 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).

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
Earn up to 36 CPE Credits!
Program Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

HCPro is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org

Disclosure Statement:
HCPro has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

Live Virtual Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the Medicare Boot Camp®—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version?
Medicare Boot Camp—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version is an intensive, four-day course on Medicare coverage, billing, coding, and payment for critical access hospital outpatient and inpatient services, as well as rural health clinic services. The course is technically oriented and focuses on the Medicare regulations and guidelines applicable to these unique settings. The objective of the course is to provide participants with a detailed understanding of the Medicare "rules," placing a particular emphasis on the operational application of those rules.

What computer set-up do I need to attend this class?
This will be hosted on the GoToMeeting platform. Attendees should have access to a computer that has a microphone and speakers to participate, there is also an option to dial-in over a phone line if you need to connect on your phone. You can read the full system requirements for GoToMeeting by visiting https://support.goto.com/meeting/help/system-requirements-for-attendees-g2m010003. You can also test your system by visiting https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready.

What material does the course cover?
To view the course outline, click on "Course Outline" above.

Does the course require any previous experience or training?
No. The course starts with Medicare fundamentals and does not assume that participants have any particular background or experience with coding, billing, and reimbursement. However, because of the fast-paced nature of the course, it is recommended (but not required) that participants have at least one year of experience working in a hospital. 

What should I have available for each session?
For each class, participants should have their packet of materials and may wish to also have available a highlighter, notebook for taking notes, and sticky notes/flags.

Are there recordings of the sessions?
In the event a participant is unable to attend a particular session, recordings will be made available for the duration of the course and a limited time after to allow the participant to complete the quiz required for CEUs.  Class participation and break out sessions are an important part of the learning experience for the course. Students are expected to attend scheduled classes whenever possible.

What if I have a question that didn’t get addressed in class?
The course offers open office hours each week to address topics related to the course materials and class discussion.  Questions should be related to the course and topics discussed throughout the course.  Instructors are not able to address questions outside the scope of the course.

Does this course prepare participants for coding certification?
The Medicare Boot Camp—Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Version contains a review of pertinent coding issues as they relate to Medicare coverage, billing, and payment; however, the course is not designed as a coding course. HCPro does offer two courses focused on coding fundamentals. The Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Version focuses on coding for physician and hospital outpatient services. The Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version focuses on hospital inpatient facility services. These courses may assist participants in preparation for national coding certification. For more details, please review the information for these courses using the links above or contact customer service at email customer@simplifycompliance.com or 800-650-6787.

Does HCPro offer "on-site" Medicare Boot Camps?
In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer Medicare Boot Camps as an on-site program (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. For more information on hosting an on-site Boot Camp, click on Host an On-Site Course.

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
Cancellation Policy
Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

Who typically attends the Medicare Boot Camp?

  • Finance and reimbursement personnel
  • Case Managers
  • Chargemaster personnel
  • Billers and coders
  • Medical records/health information personnel
  • Clinical department personnel
  • Provider-based clinic personnel
  • Revenue managers
  • Compliance officers and auditors
  • Registration personnel
  • Medicare Advantage and MAC personnel
  • Healthcare lawyers, consultants, and CPAs
  • Legal department personnel


Does HCPro ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies?
Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share."

How do I get more information:
Contact our sales team at 615-724-7200 or email PD-IS@SimplifyCompliance.com.