2020 OPPS Proposed Rule: Strategies for Preparing for and Commenting on Changes

Product Id : HE302
Instructor : Stephanie Thomas
Apr 29, 2020 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes


Each year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issues the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, which details the finalized changes for Medicare outpatient coding and billing for the upcoming year. This year promises to be especially impactful due to proposed changes to the Medicare pricing transparency initiatives. Join us to discover what changes are scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2020 and how these changes will affect your facility.

During this webinar, Stephanie Thomas will analyze the key provisions of the OPPS final rule and identify the important changes that will impact your organization. This 60-minute webinar will help prepare your staff for compliance with the 2020 Medicare outpatient billing guidelines. Policy changes will be explained and future action items identified to help create an action plan for each facility.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review of the important changes to Medicare outpatient coding and billing requirements for 2020
  • Analysis of significant APC grouping changes for 2020 to include a discussion of comprehensive APCs and additional packaging provisions
  • Discussion of the finalized requirements for hospitals to make public a list of their standard charges, otherwise known as the hospital pricing transparency initiative
  • Identification of the top operational challenges hospitals will face in 2020
  • Review of changes to hospital outpatient quality requirements
  • Discussion of other key changes related to charging, coding, and billing outpatient services

Session Highlights:

  • Key financial changes proposed for 2020
  • The top operational challenges hospitals will face in 2020
  • 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 Attend?

  • 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
Speaker Profile:

Stephanie Thomas is the Billing Director for CE Medical Group, a third party billing and consulting firm. Stephanie has been in the medical field for nearly 20 years. Her experience includes private practice administration, medical billing for several specialties, practice management consulting for numerous physicians and ASC’s across the nation.

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