Fee Schedule: Medicare 2018 Changes You Need to Know
Are you charging Medicare everything you’re allowed to? The answer is: Probably Not!
Updating your fee schedule is the ONLY way you can get paid every penny of what you deserve from Medicare. And the only way to do this accurately is to master the ins and out of the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). The 2018 version of this report just came out, and there are a variety of changes that will directly impact how and what you are paid for the services you provide. Not making these changes means you are leaving thousands of uncollected revenue on the table.
Diving into the PFS on your own can be overwhelming. However, with a guide to walk you through the most significant changes, you can ensure your reimbursement is accurate, and that your coding practices don’t get you audited or leave you paying massive penalties and fines.
This is where coding expert and educator, Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, can help. Kim's 90-minute online training will help you identify those PFS changes that will most impact your practice. You’ll be able to finally understand the nuances of this complex report, and utilize it each year to improve your compliance and overall revenue.
Here are just a few of the practical PFS utilization tactics you’ll receive by taking advantage of this, 90-minute online training:
Incorporating the most recent changes from the Medicare PFS doesn’t only affect the revenue you receive. For example, undercharging for your services or not having a consistent fee schedule can throw up red flags with Medicare and get you audited. That means an auditor can dig through YEARS of your claims to identify compliance issues which lead to hefty fines.
Don’t take the risk that your current fee schedule is out of date, or that you are doing something that will get you audited. Invest just 90 minutes of your time on this online training. You’ll walk away from this training session with a firm understanding of how you can make the PFS work for you and your bottom line. Don’t wait, sign up today.
Meet Your Expert: Kim Garner-Huey - MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO
Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association. Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s world, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional. Kim is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has recently earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law. For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference for numerous organizations.
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.5 CEUs. Can be split between Core A and all specialties except CDEO, CPEDC, CPMS and CIRCC for continuing education units.
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