FY 2017 IPPS Highlights: Hot Reimbursement and Quality Initiatives

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FY 2017 IPPS Highlights: Hot Reimbursement and Quality Initiatives

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Presented on:
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Presented by: 
Judith L. Kares, JD, Esq.

Level of Program:

During this 90 minute session, expert speakers, Judith L. Kares, JD and Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, will outline the most significant changes identified in the IPPS final rule for FY 2017. This includes changes to the MS-DRG classifications, replication errors for ICD-9 to ICD-10 procedure mapping, procedures eligible for new technology payments as well as quality initiatives related to the Value-Based Purchasing Program, Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program changes, hospital-acquired conditions, and more! 

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

  • Identify significant MS-DRG changes for FY 2017 
  • Distinguish selected procedures that were omitted or bypassed for reclassification for FY 2017 
  • Explain the payment factors necessary to determine the FY 2017 IPPS operating and capital MS-DRG payments, prior to certain adjustments 
  • Describe various inpatient quality initiatives and their impact on calculation of the total adjusted FY 2017 IPPS MS-DRG payment 

Who Should Attend? 

  • Legal 
  • Compliance 
  • Finance 
  • Coding 
  • IT 
  • Case management 
  • CDI 


  • FY 2017 IPPS payment updates 
    • Overview of IPPS payment factors used to calculate IPPS operating and capital payments 
  • Identification of new technologies eligible for New Technology add-on payments 
    • New technology related requirements 
    • Payment caps 
  • Explanation of specific quality initiatives 
    • FY 2017 updates regarding performance measures and impact on IPPS payment calculation, based upon performance 
  • Identification of major MS-DRG reclassifications 
    • Target hundreds of procedures that were inappropriately classified as surgical (O.R.) procedures for FY 2016 and their transition to non-surgical (non-O.R.) status for FY 2017 
  • Q&A 

Continuing Education 

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education unit 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). (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 9/28/2017)

The live version of this program has been approved for 1 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. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 9/29/2017)

(Live + On Demand) -This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEH’s for this webcast expire on: 9/30/2017)

Meet the Speakers 

Judith L. Kares, JD, Esq., is an expert in Medicare rules and regulations and is an instructor for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp—Hospital Version®. She spent a number of years in private law practice, representing hospitals and other healthcare clients, and then served as in-house legal counsel for two large third-party payers. For the past 20 years she has continued to provide legal and related compliance services on a consulting basis. These services include development of strategic compliance programs; establishment of baseline risk assessments; creation of appropriate compliance documents (e.g., codes of conduct, corporate policies and procedures); creation of reporting mechanisms; development of training and communication plans, including related materials; compliance reviews and audits; research and advice regarding specific risk areas; and development of corrective action plans 

Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, is the director of HIM and coding for HCPro. She oversees all of the Certified Coder Boot Camp programs. McCall developed the Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version, the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp™, and the HCPro ICD-10 Basics Boot Camp™. McCall works with hospitals, medical practices, and other healthcare providers on a wide range of coding-related custom education sessions. 

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 

Two days 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. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is now 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 $259 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $259 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.