Conquer Your Observation Services Documentation Challenges to Increase Reimbursements in 2019
Documentation requirements for observation services can be highly confusing. The concept of observation services has been evolving for two decades, and the issues surrounding its coding, billing, and payment are still being clarified by CMS. The ambiguity around observation services can lead to costly documentation errors and payment denials, and seriously impact your revenue in 2019.
Increase your 2019 reimbursements by mastering observation services documentation in this information-packed audio conference by healthcare prodigy Duane C. Abbey. Abbey will explain how observation services differ from inpatient admissions—thereby removing what could be the biggest cause of confusion for most. He will explain how payment documentation differs from clinical documentation, and also walk you through what you need to know about physician, nursing, and clinical documentation.
Abbey will discuss charge-capture and proper billing issues relative to the overall documentation process. He will address auditing standards, so that both the documentation and documentation process can be assessed relative to external audits such as the RACs. He will also explain special situations, such as the Over 2-Midnight Rule and the MOON form, relative to documentation.
After attending this session, you will be confident in your ability to correctly document, code, and bill for observation services in 2019. You will know the difference between observation services and inpatient admissions, and also between payment documentation from clinical documentation.
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