GI Coding and Billing: Auditing and Documentation

Dates: June 22, 2018

During this course, you will gain critical insights into the opportunities and threats to your practice’s revenue potential. Experts in medical coding and billing will teach you how to create internal processes to minimize denials, pass external audits and build a high-performing, knowledgeable team.

Overview
Is your practice getting what it deserves in reimbursement for its GI services?
Learn how to identify opportunities and threats to your practice’s revenue potential due to the quality and accuracy of your coding, provider documentation, and compliance of coding and billing regulations.

You'll gain actionable takeaways and will return to the office, ready to create internal processes to minimize denials, pass external audits and build a high-performing and knowledgeable team, from the physician to the coder, ensuring your practice will receive the reimbursement it deserves.

Who Should Attend?
Practicing gastrointestinal endoscopists, non-physician practitioners, coding and billing professionals, clinical staff, practice managers and practice professionals involved with business management, code assignment, claims processing, pre-authorization and appointment scheduling.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the documentation requirements for Evaluation and Management codes
  • Increase revenue by submitting clean and accurate claims
  • Ensure proper documentation of all procedures while coding correctly
  • Safeguard your practice from inspection by auditors
  • Increase overall revenue base through correct charge capture
  • Code with ICD-10 specificity to ensure prompt payment and Risk Adjustments
  • Educate your providers on proper documentation to minimize claim denials and mitigate your denial management process
  • Prepare for various types of audits, both internal and external by using a step-by- step auditing process
  • Use processes learned to improve internal quality controls for compliance and efficiencies
Agenda

Friday, June 22, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 am           Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
8:00 - 8:10 am           Welcome
8:10 - 9:15 am           Breaking News and 2018 Coding Update
9:15 - 9:45 am           ICD-10 Tip: Bullet-Proof Your Claims with Specificity
9:45 - 10:00 am         Questions and Answers
10:00 - 10:30 am       Break and Exhibits

Proper Documentation to Optimize Reimbursement
10:30 - 11:30 am       Evaluation and Management Documentation:

Appropriate use of Templates and Electronic Health Records
11:30 am - 12:00 pm  Procedure Coding: Capturing All the Charges
12:00 - 1:00 pm          Lunch, Exhibits and Networking
1:00 - 1:30 pm            Diagnosis Coding for HCC and Risk Adjustments
1:30 - 2:00 pm            Denial Management: Creating Tools for Denial Process

Avoiding Penalties by Preparing for External Audits
2:00 - 2:15 pm            Audit Basics: Dos and Don’ts of Unannounced Audits
2:15 - 2:45 pm            Step-by-Step Preparation for External Audits
2:45 - 3:00 pm            Tools and Best Practices to Doing Internal Auditing Right
3:00 - 3:15 pm            Questions and Answers
3:15 - 3:45 pm            Break and Exhibits

Increasing Office Efficiency and Process Improvement
3:45 - 4:15 pm           Policies and Procedures: Ensuring an Appropriate
Paper Trail Exists
4:15 - 5:00 pm           Open Forum: Proactive Preparation, Internal Controls, and

Ongoing Quality Improvement Processes
5:00 - 5:30 pm           Questions and Answers
7:00 – 8:00 am          Registration | Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Audit and Documentation Workshop

8:00 - 8:30 am            Types of Audits: Third-Party Payer, Medicare, and OIG
8:30 - 9:00 am            Cart Examples with Errors
9:00 - 9:30 am            Questions and Answers
9:30 - 10:30 am          Auditing Template Tool with Step-by-Step Process
10:30 - 10:45 am        Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm  Chart Audit Exercise–Patient Visits and Procedures
12:00 - 12:20 pm        Questions and Answers
12:20 - 12:30 pm        Adjourn

Agenda subject to change.
Registration and Housing
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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. However, you may want to wait to make your airline reservations until you have received confirmation of registration from ASGE.

Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare
5550 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 678-4488
(800) 445-8667

ASGE has arranged a room block for this course at $159 per night plus applicable tax. This discount is valid only if the reservation is made before May 31, 2018. Please contact the hotel directly to make hotel reservations. Please reference “ASGE” when making your reservation.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASGE designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

INDUSTRY

Industry representatives interested in attending this course must contact Vanita Jordan-Moore, Senior Manager, Sales and Business Development (Ph: 630-570-5625; Email: vmoore@asge.org) or Linda kay Tyler, Senior Director, Sales and Business Development (Ph: 630-570-5601; Email: ltyler@asge.org). In compliance with ACCME guidelines, industry representatives may not participate in hands-on training or ask questions during a CME course.

ASGE CANCELLATION POLICY

Requests for refunds must be sent in writing at least two weeks before the activity to education@asge.org. Refunds will be subject to an administrative fee of $100. Attendee substitutions are permitted with ASGE authorization. ASGE has the right to cancel a program at any time at its discretion.

Educational programming through the ASGE Institute for Training and Technology is supported, in part, by the ASGE Foundation. To donate visit asge.org/foundation.
Miscellaneous Information
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