The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) began impacting the delivery of services to Medicare patients and the reporting to CMS for most providers Jan. 1, 2017. While this year serves as a transition period for eligible clinicians, physician practices of all specialties need to determine what changes in their clinical documentation, coding and reporting processes are required to survive the change in reimbursement and succeed under the new value-based payment model. This webinar will cover:
The emphasis on cost savings under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) increases the need for claims coded to the highest specificity to avoid reimbursement penalties.
Showing providers how to accurately document and code the patients they are treating to receive the proper level of reimbursement and participate in the Shared Savings Program.
Strategies your practice can use for clinical documentation improvement and EHR optimization you can use to achieve success under the law.
Yvonne Russell is the Director of Auditing and Reimbursement Services at Intermedix. Yvonne has more than 15 years experience providing coding education to healthcare providers, including weekly presentations as part of her position supporting billing operations to physicians, mid-level providers, nursing, practice administrators and support staff in a primary care setting. She has presented on a variety of topics to large groups including "Managing Medicare Preventative Services," "Coding Community Health," and "Managing Missed Appointments" for organizations including the UNC Hospital System and Triangle Medical Managers (local chapter of the NCMGMA). In 2014 and 2015, she received awards from United Healthcare for her focus on improving the health and wellness of their Medicare Advantage plan members.