Schedule

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Thursday, Jan 12
1:00pm - 2:45pm

Faculty:
John Park, JD
Waller

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Human Resources

Description: Investigate the employment law and human resources (HR) issues most likely to arise in your ASC and the ways that these concerns affect the work that you do each day. Get insights into managing the problem employee, getting buy-in from your supervisors, untangling the Americans with Disabilities Act/Family and Medical Leave Act/workers’ compensation web, using social media safely and effectively, conducting effective workplace investigations, dealing with co-worker or supervisor harassment, avoiding common wage and hour pitfalls and more. Bring your most pressing HR questions and get the answers you need.

2:45pm - 3:45pm

Faculty:
Lee Eaves
Agape Tactical

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Patient Care

Description: This presentation will review how to prepare ASCs for emergency situations and how to identify threats and risks. Guidance on developing procedures to protect the center from security threats and risks will also be provided.

3:45pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Faculty:
Angela Burnette, JD
Alston & Bird LLP

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Regulatory/Legal

Description: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) Privacy Rule affects how ASCs use and disclose health information each day. Noncompliance can have significant consequences, including patient complaints, government audits and monetary sanctions. Learn the practical side of HIPAA, in plain English, including suggested tips and best practices. Review high priority concerns involving HIPAA authorizations, court orders, search warrants, state-law privileged information and social media.

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Description: Kick off the Winter Seminars by attending the Welcome Reception. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, get to know other ASC professionals, and Winter Seminar Exhibitors. Be sure to attend!

Friday, Jan 13
6:45am - 7:25am
7:25am - 8:40am

Faculty:
Cristina Bentin, CCS-P, COC, CMA
President, Coding Compliance Management, LLC

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Financial

Description: Get a comprehensive update on the new, revised and deleted CPT codes in 2017 that pertain to Medicare’s List of ASC Covered Surgical Procedures. Investigate American Medical Association (AMA) applications and scenarios for reporting the new CPT codes as well as reimbursement changes from a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) perspective for established codes.

8:45am - 10:00am

Faculty:
Joanne Schade-Boyce, MS, BSDH, CPC, ACS
Vice President, FairCode Associates, LLC

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Financial

Description: Join this general surgery session to focus on the subspecialties of integumentary and bariatric procedures performed in an ASC. Top documentation and coding quandaries in the specific areas of integumentary lesion and soft tissue reporting as well as missed opportunities in bariatric procedures due to failure to meet medical necessity requirements will be addressed.

10:00am - 10:15am
10:15am - 12:00pm

Faculty:
Paul Cadorette CPC, COC, CPC-P, CASCC, COSC
AAPC ICD-10 Proficiency Certified Director of Education

Location: Coming soon

Content Area: Financial

Description: Challenge yourself with a comprehensive review of tympanoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery procedures. Once we break down the CPT codes and components of the services that are included in those codes, you will be able to extract the necessary information from an operative report with the confidence that you are successfully maximizing revenue opportunities. Time will also be dedicated to reviewing operative reports so that attendees can participate in discussions on coding.

12:00pm - 12:45pm
12:45pm - 1:45pm

Faculty:
Rebecca Overton-Geise
President, NSN Revenue Resources, LLC

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Financial

Description: This session will address denials facing ASCs today and best practice solutions for getting them overturned. We will look at denials for medical necessity, investigational and experimental, unlisted procedures, LCD related as well as others and identify specific strategies for getting the claims paid. Ways to ensure the denials are not repeated in the future will also be discussed.

1:50pm - 2:50pm

Faculty:
Cristina Bentin, CCS-P, COC, CMA
President, Coding Compliance Management, LLC

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Financial

Description: Is your ASC reporting its eye procedures as accurately as possible? Understanding the top ophthalmology coding mistakes made by ASC facilities is a stepping stone to accurately reporting these procedures going forward. Get the tips you need to maximize your reimbursement, including recommendations from AMA, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and CMS.

2:50pm - 3:05pm
3:05pm - 4:05pm

Faculty:
Cristina Bentin, CCS-P, COC, CMA
President, Coding Compliance Management, LLC

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Financial

Description: Discuss Medicare fraud and abuse (provider, payer and patient), including CMS and Office of Inspector General mandates. Specific fraudulent and/or abusive billing infractions ASC facilities should avoid but continue to commit will be reviewed. Find out how your ASC can detect and prevent fraud and abuse, and identify resources for additional information.

4:10pm - 5:10pm

Faculty:
Paul Cadorette CPC, COC, CPC-P, CASCC, COSC
AAPC ICD-10 Proficiency Certified Director of Education

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Financial

Description: Focus on Medicare’s guidelines for screening colonoscopies and the steps an ASC can take to ensure first-time payment on submitted claims. A comparison will be made between screening and surveillance services since patient payment responsibility differs depending on how the coder reports these services.

Saturday, Jan 14
6:45am - 7:30am
7:30am - 9:00pm

Faculty:
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Auditing, Coding, Documentation and Compliance Consulting

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Financial

Description: Resolve your concerns with hip and knee procedure codes with this review of basic anatomy and how it relates to the different surgical procedures in the hip, knee and ankle/foot/toe areas. This session will break down the new and revised bunionectomy codes, hammertoe procedures and what is considered inclusive. Discussion will include Haglund’s and Achilles’ tendon repairs.

9:05am - 10:20am

Faculty:
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Auditing, Coding, Documentation and Compliance Consulting

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Financial

Description: Examine in-depth the many changes regarding shoulder procedure coding and related bundling concerns. Also discuss ongoing issues with shoulder arthroscopy procedures and how Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) guidelines are starting to limit the number of codes you will be able to report. Learn how some of the fracture treatment without manipulation might be limited by the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) guidelines.

10:20am - 10:30am
10:30am - 12:00pm

Faculty:
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Auditing, Coding, Documentation and Compliance Consulting

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Financial

Description: Find out how recent CPT code changes and NCCI issues relate to spinal procedures, how to use the new 2017 spinal codes and how to navigate common Medicare physician fee schedule issues. The bundling of imaging guidance both in CPT and for Medicare patients has increased. Take this opportunity to make sure you understand when and how to use 22849; as well as discectomy codes and new injection codes.