Fall 2013 Series

Below is the upcoming Fall Compliance Series of Webinars…

Please stay tuned for the Registration Pages, available shortly!

Each webinar is available for $99:  Watch soon for a complete series price… 8.5 hours of education total.

 

Sept 12, 2013 – 1:00-2:00 pm CT – HIPAA Requests for Restrictions Implementation Toolkit

(60 minutes) Richelle Beckman from the Forbes Law Group goes over 125 questions that your facility or practice needs to answer to be ready for the new HIPAA regulations concerning ROI.

Objectives & Topics:

    • Penalties
    • Implementing The Rule
    • Policies And Procedures
    • Patient Education
    • Scheduling, Registration, And Check-In
    • Workforce Training
    • Contractual Relationships
    • Release Of Information
    • Revenue Cycle Managemen
    • Electronic Medical Record Configuration
    • Compliance Monitoring
    • Financial Protection For Your Organization

Sept 19, 2013 – 1:00-2:00 pm CT – Moving the Benchmark – Implications for Physician Documentation

(60 minutes) Appeal Academy interviews Dr. Steve Meyerson of Accretive PAS about what needs to change, based on the new 48-hour Benchmark from CMS-1599.

Objectives & Topics:

    • Why The Change & What’s Being Proposed
    • How Documentation Needs to Change
    • The Change to 2 Midnights for Inpatient Status
    • “Presumption” and “Reasonable Basis” for it
    • Implications for EMR systems and Queries
    • Considerations for Your Hospital

 

Sept 17, 2013 – 1:00-2:00 pm CT – Moving the Benchmark – Implications for UR & Case Management

(60 minutes) Appeal Academy interviews Day Egusquiza of AR Systems about what needs to change, based on the new 48-hour Benchmark from CMS-1599.

Objectives & Topics:

    • The New Benchmark 0f 48 hours
    • What Has Really Changed?
    • UR Staffing Changes Needed
    • Midnight Reconciliation Reports & Nursing
    • Costs of Documentation Review
    • Implications for CDI, IP Surgeries
    • Increased Need for Physician Advisor Programs

 

Sept 23, 2013 – 1:00-2:00 pm CT – Moving the Benchmark – Implications for Appeals Strategy & Tactics

(60 minutes) Appeal Academy interviews Steven Greenspan of EHR about what needs to change, based on the new 48-hour Benchmark from CMS-1599.

Objectives & Topics:

    • Benchmark or Threshold?
    • The Presumed Threshold
    • The Timeframe
    • Recommended Appeals Strategy
    • What is “Reasonable Expectation”?
    • Inappropriate Denials vs. Waste & Abuse
    • RAC SOW, ALJ Training & Promulgated Regulations
    • Implications

 

October 3, 2013 – 1:00-2:30 pm CT – The National Health Insurance Report Card

(90 minutes) An American Medical Association Project, presented by: Frank D. Cohen, Senior Analyst at The Frank Cohen Group, LLC

Objectives & Topics:

    • Purpose & Team Members
    • Implementing The Rule
    • Metrics & Data Included
    • First Remit Response Time
    • Days to Payment
    • Patient Responsibility
    • First ERA Accuracy
    • Prior Auth Frequency
    • Claim Edits
    • Claim Lines Denied
    • Report Card Successes
    • Admin Burden Index
    • Rework Cost
    • Administrative Burden
    • Accuracy & Delays
    • Claim Denials

 

October 8, 2013 – 1:00-2:30 pm CT – Process Improvement – The Lean Six Sigma Trilogy of Tools

(90 minutes) Complete review of 24 steps in Process Improvement, using The Lean Six Sigma Trilogy of Tools, presented by Frank D. Cohen, Senior Analyst at The Frank Cohen Group, LLC

Objectives & Topics:

    • The 24 Tools
      • Process Mapping

      • Value Stream Mapping
      • VOC (Voice of the Customer)
      • Kano’s Model
      • CTQ Tree
      • House of Quality
      • SIPOC
      • Spaghetti diagrams
      • Data mining and statistics
      • Ishakawa (Fishbone) diagrams
      • Takt Time
      • Heijunka (Load balancing)
      • Poka Yoke (Mistake proofing)
      • 5S (organizational efficiency)
      • Hoshin Planning
      • Prioritization matrices
      • Pareto Charts
      • MSA Drilldown
      • Brainstorming
      • Multi-voting
      • Assumption busting
      • Theory of Constraints
      • Hypothesis testing
      • Performance scorecards
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Cause & Effect Relationships
    • Deployment Platforms
    • The PDS(C)A Method

 

October 10, 2013 – 1:00-2:30 pm CT – Conducting a Patient Throughput Analysis using PDSA

(90 minutes) Instruction on Conducting a Patient Throughput Analysis using PDSA (Plan Do Study Act), presented by Frank D. Cohen, Senior Analyst at The Frank Cohen Group, LLC

Objectives & Topics:

    • Why Use PDSA?
    • Establish the Goal
    • Define the Metrics
    • Write the Plan
    • Steps with Examples:
      • Plan
      • Do
      • Study
      • Act

 

Registration Links Coming Soon!  Watch for notices in our Newsletter.

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