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ICD10-CM: Defend your Medical Necessity

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Certificate of Completion

Our First webinar of 2022 highlights what drives the bus: Medical Necessity! It’s more than knowing the guidelines. It’s about interpretation of documentation, understanding of your speciality, what’s relevant and what the insurance company says!

In this webinar I will do more than review basic guidelines. I will highlight the importance of Physician Education, The Data and Reimbursement connections and stopping the LCD Write offs!

Course level: All Levels

Duration: 1 h

  • Importance of Medical Necessity
  • Learn the basic coding guidelines
  • Learn the financial impact of coding
  • Learn how to communicate guidelines

  • What is Medical Necessity?
  • Financial Impact of Medical Necessity
  • How do you determine Medical Necessity?
  • Using an LCD Policy
  • Coding based on Documentation
  • Inpatient vs Outpatient ICD10-CM Guidelines
  • Coding Clinic Guidance
  • Using your Books Effectively
     

  • Operating System: Windows any version preferably above Windows Vista & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
  • Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
  • Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly

  • Office Managers
  • Clinic Managers
  • Hospital Director
  • Medical Software Developers
  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Coding and Billing Trainee

About the instructor

Jennifer McNamara

CCS,CPC,CPC-I,CPMA,CRC,CGSC,COPC,AAPC Approved Instructor

I serve as the Director of Education and Coding for Oncospark. I bring impact and results with 20+ years of proven healthcare revenue cycle experience and effective instruction through Ozark Institute for 1000+ students. I have embraced the changes in the billing and coding space by embracing the movement to value based care and software deployment across specialties. I am committed to teaching others the intricate world of billing and coding and the future of the space. 

I started my Career in 2000 and have worked in many specialized areas of Coding including Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Podiatry and many more. My coding team provides Auditing, Consulting, RCM services, Credentialing and Compliance through our team of experts.

I am the host of the weekly podcast “Life as a Coder” discussing Health Information Management and how to succeed in the Business of Healthcare as well as tips for work life balance. It is available on many podcast stations and airs every Wednesday.

I have served as Education Officer for the Joplin MO AAPC Chapter previously and has written articles for AAPC Healthcare Business Monthly. I am a National public speaker and have been a past speaker at AAPC Healthcon as well as many specialty conferences and events both Virtually and In person including Decision Health for Orthopedics.

Reviews!

~ Heather Boliman

I absolutely loved the lay out with the pre-recorded sessions followed by the Zoom Q&A. I look forward to more info from you guys!

~ Carol Hodge

Speakers were excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the event.