21st Century Cures Act: Coding, Billing & Reimbursement Issues

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Provided by MHA Center for Education

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Friday, March 17, 2017
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register on or before Monday, March 13, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA members — $225
Nonmembers — $275

The registration fee is for one connection. This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals because of a contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation.


coding staff, billing and claims transaction staff, chargemaster coordinators, financial analysts, compliance staff, auditors, managers, administrators, physicians

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The 21st Century Cures Act is almost 1,000 pages long and was signed by President Obama on Dec. 13, 2016. The vast majority of the legislation is directed toward research efforts; however, there are a few sections that relate to various aspects of coding, billing and reimbursement. This webinar will address the set of directives related to coding, billing and/or reimbursement.


  • review sections of the 21st Century Cures Act that apply to coding, billing and reimbursement issues
  • discuss the legislation’s language to determine action steps that hospitals and other health care providers need to take


  • 21st Century Cures Act overview
  • review sections
    • Section 4012 – Medicare Site-of-Service Transparency
    • Section 4013 – Telehealth Services in Medicare
    • Section 5012 – Home Infusion Therapy
    • Section 15001 – DRG to HCPCS Crosswalks
    • Section 15005 – IPPS Update Percentage Change
    • Section 16001 – Section 603 Mid-Build Changes
    • Section 16006 – PT Locum Tenens
    • Section 16004 – CAHs Direct Physician Supervision


Duane C. Abbey
Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Inc.
Ames, Iowa

Duane Abbey is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Inc., based in Ames, Iowa. For more than 20 years, Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Inc., has provided health care consulting services to hospitals, hospital systems, physicians, medical clinics and integrated delivery systems. In addition to consulting, Abbey has been an invited presenter for hospital associations, medical societies and other groups. He also has published articles and books on health care topics. Abbey earned his graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, and Iowa State University, in Ames.