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In this course, we will discuss the expansion of the FDA’s (Food and Drug Administration) authority to promote innovation, increase stakeholder activity, and enhance the safety of the drug supply chain.   Read More

Social media has become more than just a way for people to catch up with old friends. Social media platforms are conventional tools that allow medical communication departments to disseminate information to a wide audience. However, social media users in the healthcare environment must be keenly aware of potential privacy violations. During this course, we will discuss the use of social media in the healthcare environment. Topics covered will include social media’s benefits and potential risks related to HIPAA. This course will also provide insight regarding the necessary internal procedures related to HIPAA compliance, how to mitigate risk, as well as potential consequences of HIPAA violations related to the use of social media. Read More

Its commonly known that it takes five new customers to replace one LOST customer and that people who had bad experiences usually tell 10-12 people about it. We cover both the issues related to hostile and unsatisfied customers and the attitudes of employees that directly impact the customer experience. Read More

This course provides an overview of the HITECH Act and the Meaningful Use Program. The course reviews the implications for population health and public health, and discusses how to improve the health of Americans and the performance of the nation's health system through health information technology (HIT). Read More

$30 discount - Just $69.00 for a limited time! UPDATED with new October 2017 ICD-10 updates for mental, behavioral, and neuro-developmental disorders. The coding for psychiatric and psychotherapy services changed in 2013, and although that was years ago many psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs), and psychiatric physician assistants (PAs) are still adjusting to the change. Psychologists, social workers and other licensed mental health professionals also saw their coding change in 2013, although not as drastically. It is important to stay on top of these changes in order to ensure accuracy. Click here to check out other expert led coding training in the Availity Learning Center. As a result of this webinar, you will be able to Differentiate between coding and reimbursement Identify CPT codes for behavioral treatment Select the correct code for assessment, therapy, and crisis services Bill correctly for medication management Understand diagnosis codes in DSM-5 and ICD-10 Select accurate and specific ICD-10 codes   Who should attend Psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs), and psychiatric physician assistants (PAs) Practice administrators Billing and operations managers Billing and coding staff (Codes changed less drastically for psychologists, social workers, and other licensed mental health professionals)   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 1 AAPC CEU (can be earned through May 31, 2019)   Important Notes Recorded March 22, 2017. Updated October 2017. Availity cannot issue refunds. This program has the prior approval of AAPC for one continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. Read More

Getting paid for open and laparoscopic bariatric procedures requires that surgeons code correctly and follow the right guidelines. For example, what can be billed in addition to the bariatric procedure? Is hernia repair separately reported? And if so, with which codes, and will a modifier be necessary? Equally as important is understanding coverage policies. Medicare has a national coverage policy that is implemented at the discretion of local Medicare carriers. Private payors have their own coverage criteria that must be met before reimbursement will be authorized. Bariatric surgeons must be familiar with payor-specific policies, and ensure that all patients comply with requirements. This course covers: Coding Bariatric Procedures Coding Hiatal Hernia Repair with Bariatric Procedures Coverage Policies and Bariatric Procedures About the Speaker: Teresa "Teri" Romano, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP As a faculty member of the national Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) coding courses Teri works directly with the CPT advisors on vascular coding and provides accurate coding advice from the official source, as well as information on coding changes that are in the works. Objectives: Coding for bariatric procedures: open and laparoscopic. Coding for hiatal hernia repair with a bariatric procedure: When is it appropriate? Which codes should be used? Will it get paid? Coding for gastric band adjustment during and after the global period. Medicare coverage for bariatric procedures. What does Medicare consider medically necessary (and reimbursable) for bariatric procedures? Private payor coverage for bariatric procedures. How and where do you find coverage policies for your top private payors? What are they likely to include? Important Note: Availity cannot issue refunds. Read More

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