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Product of the week: Spotlight on Observation: Defining Services and Billing for Accurate Payment

HIM-HIPAA Insider, November 17, 2014

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Back by popular demand! Join us at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, December 17, as Deborah K. Hale, CCS, CCDS, reviews case studies that illustrate the impact of patient status on reimbursement. She’ll also cover common billing errors and strategies for achieving optimal reimbursement for observation services. Additionally, Hale will address the fundamentals of Part A to B rebilling and the use of condition code 44 to demonstrate compliant billing practices.
The new criteria for inpatient admission and its relation to observation services have changed the way we think about hospital care that requires an overnight stay. The number of patients requiring observation services will likely increase for many hospitals as they comply with the 2-midnight rule for inpatient admission. Because one false move impacts the entire revenue cycle from the point of care to management and billing, appropriately ordering patient status is critical. Learn to distinguish between covered and separately payable services and maximize key performance indicators to ensure optimal care and reimbursement.
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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