Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinics Reimbursement Virtual Symposium


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Critical access hospitals (CAH) and rural health clinics (RHC) face a variety of unique challenges, many of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency. Specific Medicare coding and billing requirements, a typically older and sicker patient population, and staffing shortages can make accurate documentation and reimbursement difficult even in the best of times.

The Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinics Reimbursement Virtual Symposium will allow CAH and RHC teams the opportunity to learn the latest strategies for managing Medicare policies without leaving the office. Experts will cover topics including emergency department documentation and billing, how to receive proper reimbursement for telehealth services, and quality/HCC reporting, as well as offering live Q&As where you can get feedback on your most pressing questions.

During the Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinics Reimbursement Virtual Symposium you can earn valuable CEUs and have the opportunity to ask questions of our expert speakers. Plus you can network with your colleagues and peers from our easy-to-use event platform!

Registrants have access to all educational sessions for 60 days.

Who should attend?

  • RHC practice managers
  • Business office managers
  • Operations managers
  • Revenue cycle managers/directors and staff
  • Billers
  • Coders
  • Compliance officers
  • HIM managers/directors
  • Revenue integrity professionals
  • Physician practice billers and coders
  • Physician practice administrators

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss Medicare coding and billing requirements that present challenges for CAHs in 2021
  • Identify the different types of COVID-19 vaccines available and discuss coding and reimbursement.
  • Describe coverage and billing requirements for a medical visit and mental health visit
  • Describe ways to improve processes for payments and collections
  • Determine the roles and responsibilities associated with the upkeep of the CDM, charge capture, coding, billing and revenue integrity functions
  • Explain the difference between 1995/1997 E/M and 2021 E/M guidelines
  • Explain the importance of documentation
  • Describe how medical necessity applies to the new guidelines
  • Identify documentation requirements that need to be met to support coding of these diagnosis and procedures for COVID-19 and telehealth
  • Determine the value of remote and outsourced staffing models
  • Describe the role of CDI in ensuring compliant medical records