Webinar Duration: 3 hours

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SPEAKER: Amy Turner

Medical necessity denials can be very frustrating. In this webinar, we will discuss tools that can be used to educate the physicians and staff on what may or may not be considered medically necessary. We will begin by looking at Medicare publications that can be used for medical necessity guidance.

Also, we will discuss commercial payer policies that have recently changed. Thorough documentation is a necessity to validate your medical necessity.We will discuss where to be the most specific in the documentation to accomplish this goal. Lastly, we will discuss the importance of reporting to capture medical necessity denials.

Why should you Attend: Being keenly aware of medical necessity guidelines is very important in the financial health of a practice. Many practitioners are unaware of the input they can have in the creation of Local Coverage Determination’s and payer policies. We will discuss comparative billing reports and prepayment review.

Areas Covered in the Session:
– What is Difference between National Coverage Determination and Local Coverage Determination
– What Needs to be Documented for Urine Drug Screening
– UDS Risk Assessment
– Discuss the stages of Local Coverage Determination policies and how physicians can influence these policies
– What to Document to Gain Prior Authorization for Diagnostic Imaging, procedure and Medication Precertification
– How to properly Document Moderate Sedation
– How to Sufficiently Document Procedure results, Diagnostic imaging results, Lab results
– Links to National Correct Coding Initiative edits and Meaningful Unlikely Edits
– Discuss Comparative Billing Reports, Documentation to be submitted when Medical Records are requested and Prepayment Review

Who Will Benefit:
– Billers
– Coders
– Office Manager
– Physicians
– Anyone Interested in Medical Necessity Guidelines

Amy Turner, RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC is the director of billing compliance and business development for CE Medical Group. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing and master of healthcare management from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Amy’s unique combination of clinical experience and coding and billing offers insights that speak well to both the clinician and the billing and coding expert.

Amy has 18 years of pain management experience, working in both small and large private practice environments as well as in academics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Further, her experience includes working with hospital based providers and ambulatory surgery centers. Amy’s expertise has resulted in invitations to present at pain management conferences and webinars across the nation. Amy lives in Murfreesboro, TN.