Coding, Billing and Reimbursement for Non-Emergent Care in the Emergency Department

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Date:9/10/2019
Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Provided by MHA Health Institute
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Date & Time

Tuesday, Sept. 10
12:30 - 2 p.m.

Register on or before Wednesday, Sept. 4, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA members — $225
Nonmembers — $275

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This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


Audience

chargemaster coordinators, utilization review staff, internal audit staff, financial analysts, physicians, non-physician practitioners, ED, compliance, coding, billing and claims transaction personnel


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Overview

This webinar will address the levels and types of services in the emergency department and differentiate between emergent, urgent and clinical level services. Attendees will understand the reasons for increasing volumes of urgent and clinical level services in the ED; the increasing needs for fast-tracks and establishment of urgent-care clinics; and the pressures on Medicare and other third-party payers to create special coding, billing and reimbursement processes for non-emergent care in a hospital ED. This webinar also will review how EMTALA rules and requirements dovetail with non-emergent levels of care.


Objectives

  • describe the levels and types of services in the ED
  • differentiate between emergent, urgent and clinical levels of services
  • explain the reasons for increasing volumes of urgent and clinical level services in the ED
  • discuss the increasing needs for fast-tracks and establishment of urgent-care clinics
  • describe pressures on Medicare and other third-party payers to create special coding, billing and reimbursement processes for non-emergent care in hospitals' EDs
  • identify surgical services and the associated coding and billing for such services
  • define when urgent care clinics are EDs


Faculty

Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D.
President
Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Inc.
Ames, Iowa

Dr. Duane Abbey is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey Consultants. For more than 20 years, Dr. Abbey has provided health care consulting services to hospitals, physicians and medical clinics. The focus of his consulting has been in the areas of compliance, payment and delivery systems. In addition to his consulting, Dr. Abbey is an invited presenter for hospital associations, medical societies and other groups. He also has published articles and books on health care topics.