2022 OPPS Proposed Rule: Prepare for CMS' Latest Changes - On-Demand

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2022 OPPS Proposed Rule: Prepare for CMS' Latest Changes - On-Demand

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2022 OPPS Proposed Rule: Prepare for CMS' Latest Changes - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, August 26 , 2021 

Presented by: Jugna Shah, MPH, CHRI and Valerie Rinkle, MPA, CHRI

Each year CMS issues an OPPS proposed rule, which details the proposed changes to Medicare outpatient coding and billing. Feedback on the proposed rule is due within 60 days of its release, and finalized changes must be implemented by January 1. Be prepared to implement this year’s changes and be ready to comment to CMS by attending this webinar.

During this program, expert speakers Jugna Shah, MPH, CHRI, and Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, CHRI, will analyze the proposed rule and deliver a comprehensive program to update you on the major changes proposed for 2022 under the OPPS and how you can respond.

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

  • Explain the most significant changes proposed by CMS
  • Describe the nuances and complexities of 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 


This program will cover:

  • Key financial changes proposed for 2022
  • The top operational challenges hospitals will face in 2022
  • 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

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 Speaker

Jugna Shah
Jugna Shah, MPH, CHRI, is the president and founder of Nimitt Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in case-mix payment system design, development, and implementation. She has 15 years of experience working with providers on the ongoing clinical, operational, financial, and compliance implications of Medicare’s OPPS based on APCs. Shah 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 and is a contributing editor of HCPro’s Briefings on APCs. Shah serves as an advisory board member for NAHRI.
Valerie A. Rinkle
Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, CHRI, is president of Valorize Consulting and has more than 35 years’ experience in healthcare policy, finance, strategy, and revenue management operations. Her expertise spans all CMS reimbursement methodologies and the operational capabilities necessary to effectively achieve accurate and defensible payment. She has extensive hospital chargemaster, OPPS and physician fee schedule, and provider-based department experience. Rinkle also has significant experience in leading compliance due diligence in support of M&A as well as defense strategies surrounding OIG, DOJ, RAC, and other audit agencies including state Medicaid programs. She has served as an expert witness in litigation. She works with device manufacturer and pharmaceutical manufacturers for their coding and reimbursement support. Rinkle is a frequent public speaker with HCPro and as an annual presenter on OPPS at the Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Policy by the American Health Lawyers Association, where she co-presents with CMS representatives.

Continuing Education


This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Ability to claim credits for this webinar expires on: 8/25/2022


This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification and CCDS-O (outpatient) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).


This program has been approved for 1.5 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).


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 or Edge, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: Access audio/video streaming from any browser on a computer, mobile, or tablet device

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 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 $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.