Getting a Medicare denial for “not medically necessary” services can seem like a slap in the face.
Although Medicare only pays for services it deems “reasonable and medically necessary,” it does provide tools to help (i.e. National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs)).
The problem is that utilizing NCDs and LCDs correctly isn’t easy, but that’s where expert coder and trainer, Leonta (Lee) Williams, RHIT, CCS, CCDS, CPC, CPCO, CEMC, CHONC, CRC, AAPC Fellow, comes in.
During her 60-minute online training session, Leonta will walk you through how to make NCD and LCD tools work for you. You’ll be able to significantly reduce the number of denials you receive and write offs you process for the “not medical necessary” excuse. You’ll learn how to use these complex tools to improve your practice's overall revenue.
Here are just a few of the proven tactics you’ll be able to master by taking advantage of this 60-minute online training:
Who should take advantage of this session? If you’re receiving denials for services deemed “not medically necessary,” this session is for you. If you’re writing off charges for services deemed “not medically necessary,” this session is for you. If you don’t have proper EHR edits in place based on the NCDs and LCDs, this session is for you. Ultimately, if you want to be paid for more of the Medicare services you provide, this online training session is a must.
You can arm yourself against these challenging Medicare denials, and finally get paid for more for the services you provide. So, don’t wait, sign up today.
Lee Williams has over 15 years’ experience as a coding director, auditor, educator, trainer, practice manager and mentor. She is presently the Director of Coding Operations at a large physician practice. In this role, some of her responsibilities include physician and staff education, risk mitigation, outpatient CDI and managing remote coding personnel. Lee is founder and the current president of the local Covington, GA AAPC chapter, and currently serves on AAPC’s National Advisory Board representing Region 4. Lee is a national speaker and highly credentialed through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She holds a degree in Health Information Technology and is a certified coder, compliance officer and clinical documentation specialist.
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEUs. On Demand product requires successful completion of a Post-Test for and all specialties except CIRCC for continuing education units.