ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MANAGEMENT NEWS: WEBINARS

Anesthesia Compliance and ICD-10 Introduction In-Service Webinars

Sessions Extended, July - August, 2014

ABC, is offering a series of webinars regarding anesthesia compliance along with an introduction to ICD-10 for all providers. This webinar will go over many compliance issues that face our providers today as well as to explain the changes coming next year for ICD-10. The ICD-10 information will give you some general guidance for the new documentation standards that will be required. These carefully planned sessions are a critical first step for you to understand and appreciate the significance and implications of a much closer focus on and review of the new diagnostic system ICD-10 as well as a review of the most common documentation issues for procedure coding.

Many hold the term compliance in a negative light, however, good clinical documentation for both procedures and diagnosis protects your practice and often times increases revenue. This session will give you many tips how to document for optimal anesthesia reimbursement by decreasing denials due to insufficient information.

ICD-10 is coming in October of next year. This radical change in the way diagnosis and medical necessity is documented will have a profound impact on each and every anesthesia practice. This change is not something that ABC can resolve for our clients in a vacuum. There are many dimensions and implications to the implementation of such a significant change in the claims adjudication process that will affect clinical documentation requirements, the relationship between anesthesia providers and surgeons and even practice cashflow. While there is much that we do know, and which we are eager to share with you, there is also much that we do not know. Forewarned is forearmed. Although the actual implementation date is a year away, we must all prepare for the transition and engage in some serious strategic planning.

To sign up to please click here. Choose the date you are intersted in attending.  Specific log in details will be forwarded to you upon your successful registration.

Webinar for Anesthesia Providers on the ICD-10 Conversion
Anesthesia Providers:  Are You Ready for ICD-10? The Impact on Coding & Billing

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Less than one year from now, the implementation of ICD-10 will impact anesthesia and pain medicine practices across the country. According to CMS, “On October 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnosis and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.  The transition to ICD-10 is required for everyone covered by HIPAA.”  The delay in implementation by one year gave payors, vendors and practices time to prepare, yet the question to be answered is “Are You Ready for ICD-10?”

Anesthesia Business Consultants is offering all interested parties an opportunity to attend an educational webinar on the topic. Darlene Helmer, CMA, CPC, ACS-AN, CMPE, MBA, ABC’s Vice President for Provider Education and Training, will discuss the steps that anesthesia providers should consider taking to prepare for ICD-10 in a webinar to be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

Topic: Are You Ready for ICD-10? The Impact on Coding & Billing
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Meeting Number: 634 108 135

 

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Webinar for Clients on the Final HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. EST

New HIPAA regulations on notifying patients and others of privacy and security breaches go into effect on March 26, 2013.  Anesthesia and pain medicine practices will need to update their policies and procedures (and their Notices of Privacy Practices) to be in compliance.  The regulations also extend the definitions and consequence of “business associate” status, and practices should review their business associate agreements to meet the new requirements. 

Anesthesia Business Consultants is offering all clients an opportunity to attend an educational webinar on the topic.  Karin Bierstein, JD, MPH, ABC’s Vice President for Strategic Planning and Practice Affairs, will discuss the steps that clients should consider taking in a webinar to be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

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ABC Dashboard Update

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. EST

If you have not registered for a Web Ex Demonstrations on the new ABC Dashboard, please keep an eye out for future sessions that will be scheduled about once a month for the next several months. Our next session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th at 8:00 p.m. EST (7:00 EST, 6:00 MST, 5:00 PST). The new ABC Dashboard is a real-time client management portal, allowing clients a variety of options for obtaining critical management information. This new version of Dashboard provides each client the ability to directly access critical production and performance data via a PC, iPad, iPhone, Android or other mobile device.

As always, the entire team at ABC is committed to providing you consistently optimum collections and the necessary management information. Your account managers will be providing support as you get familiar with this invaluable tool.

Anesthesiologists: Providing Value Through Technology

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC is proud to announce another in the continuing series of webinars jointly sponsored with Tulane University School of Medicine; Department of Anesthesiology and The Center for Continuing Education; Tulane University Health Sciences Center.

Speakers:
David E. Bergman, DO, Fullerton Anesthesia Associates
Bryan T. Sullivan, Vice President, Clinical Technologies, Anesthesia Business Consultants

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Revenue Opportunities for Anesthesia Practices

December 14, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST.

Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC is proud to announce another in the continuing series of webinars jointly sponsored with Tulane University School of Medicine; Department of Anesthesiology and The Center for Continuing Education; Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Speaker: Jody Locke, Vice President of Anesthesia and Pain Practice Management

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Are ACO's For Real?

September 14, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC is proud to announce another in the continuing series of webinars jointly sponsored with Tulane University School of Medicine; Department of Anesthesiology and The Center for Continuing Education; Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Speaker: Karin Bierstein, JD, MPH, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Practice Affairs

Click here to view a flash version the 1st installment of this presentation
Click here to view a flash version the 2nd installment of this presentation

 

The Fraud and Abuse Environment for Anesthesiologists

April 26, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM CST

Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC is proud to announce the first in a series of webinars jointly sponsored with Tulane University School of Medicine; Department of Anesthesiology and The Center for Continuing Education; Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Speaker: Abby Pendleton, Esq., The Health Law Partners, P.C.

This Activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

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A Series of Webinars for Illinois Anesthesiologists: Part 2

March 15, 2011

The second segment of webinars exclusively for Illinois anesthesiologists will include:

  • Issues Under Illinois Law - Karin Bierstein, JD, MPH, Vice President, ABC
  • ACOs - Karin Bierstein, JD, MPH, Vice President, ABC
  • Effective strategies for the management of self pay patients and guarantor responsibility - Jody Locke, CPC, Vice President, ABC
  • Specialty SWOT - Jody Locke, CPC, Vice President, ABC

 

Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Update for 2011

December 10, 2010

Presentation topics covering New and Revised CPT Codes Including E/M Services, PQRS (formerly PQRI):Creating and Getting Paid for “value” -- Accountable Care Organizations; Value-Based Payment, and What's New in Compliance: Mandatory compliance plans, False Claims Act enforcement (refunds of overpayments, EHR compliance risks).

Presenters:
Deena Andrews, CPC, Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC
Karin Bierstein, JD, MPH, Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC
Abby Pendleton, Esq., The Health Law Partners

 

The New Environment For Fraud & Abuse Enforcement For Anesthesia & Pain Management

August 20, 2009

Presentation on the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program, the Fraud Enforcement Recovery Act of 2009 (FERA), the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Team (HEAT) and the Red Flags Rule, with discussion of their impact on anesthesia and pain medicine practices.

Presenters:
Abby Pendleton, Esq., The Health Law Partners, PC
Karin Bierstein, JD, MPH, Anesthesia Business Consultants, LLC