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This free webinar is designed to guide healthcare providers on establishing the necessary infrastructure for a telemedicine practice. From proper consents to patient privacy issues to licensing requirements, this presentation will put your entity on the right track to creating a compliant telemedicine practice both in the COVID-19 environment and beyond. Attendees will receive a sample informed consent document.  The presentation will also provide trusted sources for future reference. Please join Michael Sacopulos of Medical Risk Institute for this fast paced, important webinar.   This course covers Proper consents Patient privacy issues Licensing requirements Trusted sources for reference and more   About the Speaker Michael J. Sacopulos is the CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI). Medical Risk Institute provides proactive counsel to the healthcare community to identify where liability risks originate, and to reduce or remove these risks. He was selected as the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law for Indiana by “Best “Lawyers.” Michael won the 2012 Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year Award for MGMA. Michael serves as the Executive Vice President of the Aesthetic Stem Cell Society. He has written for Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg and many publications for the medical profession. He is a frequent national speaker.  In 2018, Michael published Tweets, Likes, and Liabilities: Online and Electronic Risk to the Healthcare Professional. Michael also serves as co-host of American Association for Physician Leadership Publishing’s “SoundPractice” podcast which focuses on the business of medicine.  He attended Harvard College, London School of Economics and Indiana University/Purdue University School of Law. He may be reached at msacopulos@medriskinstitute.com.   Note: Recorded May 2020. For assistance, review our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at AvailityLearning@Availity.com.   Read More

Healthcare 101 Are you new to healthcare? Take this course to walk through the very basics of a healthcare practice preparing to see patients, seeing the patient and documenting the visit, and following up after the visit. The course includes these topics:   Module 1 Getting Started and Onboarding ≈ 25 minutes Credentialing and enrollment Contracts and paperwork Systems and vendors Special payers   Module 2 During a Patient Visit ≈ 15 minutes Check in and appointments Eligibility inquiries Authorizations and referrals Check out   Module 3 After a Patient Visit ≈ 20 minutes Transaction submission Payer responses Claim resubmission KPI tracking   Total Course Length ≈ 60 minutes   Audience This course is appropriate for all employees that are new to healthcare regardless of role or responsibilities.   For assistance, review our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at AvailityLearning@Availity.com. Read More

In a fee-for-service world, diagnosis coding has one function: to establish the medical necessity of the service. However, many practices are joining ACOs, reporting using MIPS, joining APMs, or have risk-adjusted contracts with private payers. This makes it critical to accurately report diagnosis codes that reflect the complexity of patients. Learn how risk adjustment works as we move from fee-for-service to value-based payments.   About the Speakers Betsy Nicoletti is co-founder of Codapedia.com, a wiki devoted to physician reimbursement. As a certified coder, Betsy simplifies complex coding rules for practitioners and engages physicians in a positive and respectful way, which encourages attention and accuracy in their coding. Besides doing auditing and compliance work, she is a speaker, writer and consultant in coding education, billing and accounts receivable management. Dr. Edwin B. Knights established the Hospice program at Emerson Hospital and served as the Chairman of the Board of the Eliot Mental Health Center. Dr. Knights is the physician champion of diagnosis coding in his practice. He was on the board of Harvard Pilgrim, sat on their risk management committee and chaired their member appeal committee. He has organized local conferences concerning domestic violence. He teaches residents from UMass at the Harvard office. Off duty, Dr. Knights enjoys singing, tap dancing, acting and directing amateur theatricals. He is President of Theater III in Acton. He also enjoys long distance running.   CEU 1 AAPC CEU (can be earned through November 30, 2020)   Important Notes Recorded September 25, 2018. Availity cannot issue refunds. This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 CEU. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. Read More

Can a practice bill Medicare for Non-Physician Practitioner (NPP) services under the physician's NPI? The stakes are high for the practice in terms of revenue and compliance. Ask around the office, and there is often significant disagreement over the Medicare rules for these services, including in what setting each can be provided. This session will provide definitive answers about billing for NPPs incident-to or as shared services.   About the Speaker This course is hosted by Betsy Nicoletti, co-founder of Codapedia.com, a wiki devoted to physician reimbursement. As a certified coder, Betsy simplifies complex coding rules for practitioners and engages physicians in a positive and respectful way, which encourages attention and accuracy in their coding. Besides doing auditing and compliance work, she is a speaker, writer and consultant in coding education, billing and accounts receivable management.   CEU 2 AAPC CEUs (can be earned through September 30, 2020)   Important Notes Recorded August 16, 2016. Availity cannot issue refunds. This program has the prior approval of AAPC for up to two continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.   Special Purchasing/Volume Discounts This is course five of a five-part series: The Confident Coder Series with Betsy Nicoletti. To see the bundle click here. Read More

Medical practices can decrease denials and accelerate payments, by setting up work processes that use advance functions in their software systems to identify, quantify, and categorize coding denials. The purpose is to identify patterns related to coding and avoid these denials.   About the Speaker This course is hosted by Betsy Nicoletti, co-founder of Codapedia.com, a wiki devoted to physician reimbursement. As a certified coder, Betsy simplifies complex coding rules for practitioners and engages physicians in a positive and respectful way, which encourages attention and accuracy in their coding. Besides doing auditing and compliance work, she is a speaker, writer and consultant in coding education, billing and accounts receivable management.   CEU 2 AAPC CEUs (can be earned through September 30, 2020)   Important Notes Recorded August 17, 2016. Availity cannot issue refunds. This program has the prior approval of AAPC for up to two continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.   Special Purchasing/Volume Discounts This is course four of a five-part series: The Confident Coder Series with Betsy Nicoletti. To see the bundle click here. Read More

In a fee-for-service world, diagnosis coding has one function: to establish the medical necessity of the service. However, many practices are joining ACOs, reporting using MIPS, joining APMs, or have risk-adjusted contracts with private payers. This makes it critical to accurately report diagnosis codes that reflect the complexity of patients. Learn how risk adjustment works as we move from fee-for-service to value-based payments.   About the Speaker This course is hosted by Betsy Nicoletti, co-founder of Codapedia.com, a wiki devoted to physician reimbursement. As a certified coder, Betsy simplifies complex coding rules for practitioners and engages physicians in a positive and respectful way, which encourages attention and accuracy in their coding. Besides doing auditing and compliance work, she is a speaker, writer and consultant in coding education, billing and accounts receivable management.   CEU 2 AAPC CEU (can be earned through September 30, 2020)   Important Notes Recorded August 15, 2016. Availity cannot issue refunds. This program has the prior approval of AAPC for up to two continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.   Special Purchasing/Volume Discounts This is course one of a five-part series: The Confident Coder Series with Betsy Nicoletti. To see the bundle click here. Read More

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