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Product Spotlight: Medicare Boot Camp® - Physician Services Version

Physician Practice Insider, October 6, 2015

Physician practices are under increasing financial pressure, and Medicare accounts for a large portion of their revenue. The Medicare Boot Camp—Physician Services Version teaches you the basics of navigating Medicare regulations and guidelines applicable to professional services. Whether you’re in a physician practice or a hospital taking on a larger role in managing physician practices, the Medicare Boot Camp—Physician Services Version will help you avoid compliance pitfalls and costly mistakes. Apply concepts learned immediately with true-to-life case studies that accompany each module.

You’ll walk away from this three-day course with a complete understanding of the unique nuances of documentation and billing topics, including:

  • E/M services
  • “Incident to” billing and reimbursement for nonphysician practitioner services
  • How to research Medicare regulations and guidance
  • Participation in Medicare
  • Understanding the mechanics of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
  • Completion of the CMS-1500 claim form
  • Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)
  • National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)
  • Global surgery rules
  • Diagnostic testing rules
  • Teaching physician rules
  • Appeals process

Instructors teach directly from the Medicare regulations and provide full citations so that you can find the rules yourself after the boot camp is over.

You will leave this program knowing how to:

  • Employ CMS guidelines to ensure proper reporting
  • Explain appropriate billing for evaluation and management services in many different scenarios, including observation, emergency, and concurrent care
  • Identify compliance pitfalls and prepare for potential audits
  • Describe requirements for efficient processes that lead to increased productivity
  • Examine Medicare coverage guidelines, including the general types of physician services covered
  • Recognize specific Medicare coverage requirements for certain services
  • Interpret payment principles for physician services, allowing for a reasonably anticipated projected income stream

For more information or to order, call 800-650-6787 and mention Source Code EZINEAD or visit the HCPro Healthcare Marketplace.

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