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Take Advantage of High-Paying Plans With Accurate Risk Adjustment Coding

Product Code: YMPDA113017D

Quick Overview

Ensuring accurate and thorough care plan documentation provides payers a more complete view of a patient’s required scope of care. During this webinar, participants will learn how to properly use risk adjustment and HCC payment models to increase their practice’s revenue.

Price: $199.00

Take Advantage of High-Paying Plans With Accurate Risk Adjustment Coding

Take Advantage of High-Paying Plans With Accurate Risk Adjustment Coding

Now available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Presented by:
Brenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, AAPC Fellow
Sr. Managing Consultant of Risk Adjustment

Level of Program:
Basic

Risk adjustment and Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) coding payment models are becoming more widely used in healthcare revenue cycle management, so it’s vital that these models are used correctly. Ensuring accurate and thorough care plan documentation provides payers a more complete view of a patient’s required scope of care—and with proper documentation, more revenue can be dedicated to that care. Improper or incomplete documentation of the patient’s existing conditions greatly affects practice reimbursement rates.

During this webinar, participants will learn how to properly use risk adjustment and HCC payment models to increase their practice’s revenue. Join expert speaker Brenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, as she teaches participants how to apply new coding methodologies to increase revenue. Attendees will also learn how to spot documentation gaps and avoid payer denials. Finally, Edwards will explain how to further secure revenue by training doctors to create thorough documentation that captures treatment necessity for the patient’s care plan and prevents payer audits.

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

  • Apply new coding methods
  • Understand HCC applications
  • Obtain knowledge of future payment methods
  • Learn how to prepare for the new payment methodologies starting NOW
  • Become familiar with correct documentation guidelines
  • Have a better grasp of the impact inaccurate coding will have on your practice, as driven by audit results

Agenda:

  • Understand the importance of the relationship between risk adjustment codes and medical documentation
  • Learn how current coding will impact future reimbursement
  • Discuss how to assist providers in documenting to capture patient acuity
  • Learn proper documentation to capture the complete story of the patient

Who Should Listen?

Billers, coders, and compliance officers

Continuing Education

1 CEU Approved

AAPC
(Live + On Demand) -This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.0 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 webinar expires on: 11/29/18)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 1.0 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 webinar expires on: 11/29/18.)

BMSC 
(Live + On Demand) - Attendance for the entire webinar, sponsored by Decision Health, is required to earn the continuing education unit. Upon the completion of the webinar, attendees will receive 1 HCS-D CEU from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance. (Ability to claim CEU for this webinar expires on:11/29/18)

Your Expert Presenter:

Brenda EdwardsBrenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, AAPC Fellow, is senior managing consultant of risk adjustment at Soerries Coding & Billing Institute (SCBI). She has been involved in the healthcare arena for over 25 years with experience in chart audits, coding and billing, education, consulting, practice management, and compliance. She has worked closely with practices, providers, and residency programs to ensure documentation is compliant and accurate.

Edwards has written many articles for national publications including Healthcare Business Monthly and BC Advantage, as well as for the American Academy of Family Physicians. Her humorous presentation style has made her a conference favorite at national and regional conferences for AAPC as well as local chapter meetings across the country. She is also an AAPC workshop and webinar presenter.

Edwards became a Certified Professional Coding Instructor (CPC-I) in 2001 and has assisted countless students in obtaining their coding credentials through the AAPC Professional Medical Coding Curriculum. She is also an AAPC ICD-10-CM/PCS Training Expert.

She served on the AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014 and held office as chair. She has been intimately involved in the development and continuation of the Hardship Scholarship Program for the AAPC. Mentoring fellow AAPC members is a passion for her. She is co-founder of the northeast Kansas AAPC chapter and has served many offices.