Cost:

Free for HFMA Members
Buy HFMA Membership to Attend

Audience:

Hospitals and Other Providers
Physicians and Other Practitioners

Career level:

Experienced Professional
Student
Early Careerist
Mid-Senior

Recommended for:

Claims
Physician Practice
Reimbursement
Revenue Cycle

Delivery Method:

Self Study

Advance Preparation:

None

Prerequisites:

None

Course Availability:

18 Months

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Course | Intermediate | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

The Outpatient Prospective Payment System

Course | Intermediate | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

The Outpatient Prospective Payment System

Description

This course provides a general discussion and overview of reimbursement provided by Medicare under the outpatient prospective payment system. It also discusses the use of ambulatory payment classifications in the outpatient prospective payment system. The course can be used as a basis for understanding compliance issues relating to the OPPS.

Estimated course completion time: 30 minutes
After this program, you'll be able to..
  • Recognize the history of the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system
  • Identify how payment is made under the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system
  • Identify what services are not paid under the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system
  • Recognize the statutory history of ambulatory payment classifications
  • Recognize reimbursement is determined using ambulatory payment classifications
  • Define pass-through payments

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On Demand Webinar | Overview | Coronavirus

Patient care in crisis: How to launch, code and bill telehealth services (Spring 2020 Virtual Conference On-demand)

Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis, physicians and health leaders are under tremendous pressure to meet the demands of patient care while stabilizing operational and financial health. This session will showcase a telehealth demonstration and discuss how providers can implement telehealth quickly and efficiently.


Original live session date: 4/9/2020

Course | Advanced | Payment Trends

Healthcare Finance: The Big Picture

Next to national defense, the healthcare industry in the United States is one of the largest sectors of the economy. Currently making up almost 20 percent of the nation's gross domestic product, health care in the U.S. will be a significant factor in the national economy for the foreseeable future.


Estimated course completion time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

On Demand Webinar | Update | Legal and Regulatory Compliance

2020 Final Rule changes to Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC)

The ambulatory surgery center (ASC) payment system continues to evolve with the proposed changes to the hospital payment system (OPPS) for calendar year 2020. Fnd out what changes are proposed for implementation on January 1, 2020 for ASCs and hospital outpatient services in the CY2020 final rule. Physician practice managers will want to keep a close watch on the ASC and OPPS developments as more services migrate from one setting to another. Prepare your organization now for the proposed changes.

Topics Include:

  • Latest update on CMS' pricing transparency initiatives
  • 2020 OPPS changes to drugs, biological, and radiopharmaceuticals
  • 2020 340B drug rules
  • 2020 changes to OPPS for cancer hospitals and partial hospitalization services
  • 2020 changes to OPPS packaging
  • 2020 methods to control outpatient volume increases related to clinic visits
  • 2020 changes for ASCs
  • 2020 changes to hospital outpatient and ASC quality requirements
  • Additional changes to other policy areas such as prior authorizations and laboratory date of service rules
Original Live Webinar Date: 12/17/19

On Demand Webinar | Overview | Financial Leadership

Proposed Changes to the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law to Promote Value-Based Payments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed the most sweeping changes to the regulations that interpret the physician self-referral law (the "Stark Law") in over twenty years. This webinar will principally focus on how the newly-proposed regulations, if finalized, would afford hospitals, physician groups, clinics, and other care providers significant additional flexibility to compensate physicians for collaboration on value-based care arrangements involving commercial, Medicare, or other patient populations. It will also provide an overview of other helpful proposed changes affecting an even broader array of physician compensation arrangements.

Original live webinar date: 11/18/19