MedLearn Publishing has produced a singularly unique new webcast designed to benefit professionals working in the field of respiratory therapy, company officials announced this week.
Titled the “2019 Respiratory Therapy Reimbursement and Compliance Update,” the webcast is currently available online via this link: https://shop.medlearn.com/rt_compliance_update_training_p/art.htm.
Viewers can tune in live on Tuesday, December 4th from 12:30 to 2:00 ET, or in an on-demand format. The webcast features one of the industry’s most respected authorities, revenue integrity consultant Robin Zweifel, addressing what respiratory therapy providers need to know in order to achieve appropriate reimbursement and compliance during the coming year.
“Today’s healthcare environment requires vigilant and proactive actions when it comes to compliance. Department directors will dedicate hours to the review of chargemasters, validation of CPT to procedures, and education of the therapist in comprehensive documentation practices, only to find that incorrect or incomplete build of the department documentation module has impacted accuracy of procedural coding submitted for billing,” Zweifel said. “Respiratory therapy departments are challenged to not only ensure accuracy of CPT but must also confirm accuracy of billed units of service for the procedures. When electronic documentation formats drive coding of billed services, it is easy to assume all charges are accurately coded, but difficult to confirm compliance with standard billing rules. This webcast will present documentation, coding, and billing scenarios from the real-life perspective of the electronic medical record world we function in.”
The webcast has been approved for 1.5 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). CRCE is defined as the variety of learning experiences meant to enhance the knowledge of respiratory therapists, enabling them to provide safe and effective respiratory care to patients. Continuing education may also be used to define learning experiences related to the education and management of respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy services, health promotion and disease management, patient safety, healthcare cost containment, healthcare law and ethics, and emergency preparedness.
The webcast marks a continuation of a long and fruitful partnership between AARC and MedLearn Publishing, which continues to produce the popular “Coding Essentials for Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Function” (https://shop.medlearn.com/coding_essentials_for_rt_p/prt.htm) and to offer Association members discounts to its coding and compliance resources as the healthcare environment continues to evolve. This process has included shifting from the acute-care setting to clinics and home health, with respiratory therapists today having more opportunity and risk than ever for non-compliance or missed codes for services they provide.
“We are excited to be able to offer our respiratory therapists and their teams this new continuing education opportunity. Our goal is to make life easier for our customers by offering trusted information they can rely on, as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible, to assist with their coding, compliance, and reimbursement needs,” said Angela Kornegor, Executive Director of MedLearn Media. “The respiratory therapy team and department strives to offer the highest quality of patient care to our families and selves, and by providing them this opportunity to obtain CRCEs with us, we continue to help them meet their objective of maintaining that high level of expert quality care. Documentation, coding, and charge capture are the key to a healthy revenue stream and quality data reporting, which drive advancements in healthcare.”
More information on CRCE can be found on the AARC website here: http://www.aarc.org/education/continuing-education-program-application/crce-application-overview/.
MedLearn Publishing is a nationally recognized healthcare publishing and media firm specializing in all aspects of coding, compliance, reimbursement, and the revenue cycle. For more than 25 years, it has delivered actionable answers that equip healthcare organizations to confidently meet their revenue and compliance obligations. MedLearn Publishing clients access this information through a variety of resources, including publications, newsletters, seminars, and webcasts.
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