Chicago, IL - December 3
This seminar prepares hospitals for the January 1, 2013, implementation of Medicare's required rule changes in the 2013 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), along with chargemaster changes resulting from 2013 CPT and HCPCS code changes. This seminar not only emphasizes required structural changes in the chargemaster, but also identifies effective charge capture strategies to mitigate any potential negative Medicare outpatient reimbursement impacts from 2013 regulatory changes. As a result, hospitals have the opportunity to be proactive rather than reactive in 2013. This seminar is geared toward both individuals who have a chargemaster software tool as well as those who do not have a software tool to maintain the chargemaster.
After this seminar, you'll be able to:
- Identify proactively not only chargemaster changes required as a result of the 2013 OPPS rule, but also identify charge capture process issues requiring your attention.
- Describe the 2013 changes for CPT, HCPCS, Category III codes, and ambulatory payment classifications (APCs) and their impact on the chargemaster.
- Describe reporting quality data required for annual payment rate updates.
- Discuss the implications of healthcare reform on the chargemaster and payment system.
Working knowledge of the chargemaster.
Tools and Takeaways
- A resource booklet summarizing the required OPPS change along with action steps to take in the revenue-producing departments
- A list of the new CPT, HCPCS, and Category III codes identified by impacted departments
Individuals responsible for the accuracy of the chargemaster and users of the chargemaster; this includes reimbursement managers, patient financial services (PFS) managers, business office managers, medical record personnel, compliance officers, controllers, chief financial officers, department heads, chargemaster or APC coordinators, and all others responsible for maintaining the chargemaster.
Michael Kovar, Partner, Health Care Services Group
Continuing education: 7 CPE credits; 6 hours Category II (non-ACHE) credit
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Publication Date: Friday, July 20, 2012