Back To Basics, Understanding the Fundamentals of the Medicare Payment Systems Tamara Syverson Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:30 A.M. Productivity is at the forefront of medicine and the radiation oncology specialty; however, lack of understanding of the Medicare program can lead to difficulty in gauging the health of the organization. Understanding concepts that affect reimbursement, such as bundling, packaging, comprehensive payments and alternative payment models, can assist the management staff in identifying reimbursement trends and potential changes needed for budgeting and future planning. This presentation will address the Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule and Hospital Prospective Payment System to review the basics for each payment system and key terms and concepts that apply to each system and the various CPT® codes utilized in the radiation oncology department. Radiation Oncology Coding/Documentation/Compliance and Reimbursement Ron DiGiaimo This session will review the highest utilized, highest financial and compliance risk codes and scenarios in Radiation Therapy for 2019 and 2020. We will review associated and necessary documentation to reduce risk and increase reimbursement in a regulatory compliant manner. Time will be allocated for Q&A. Dosimetry 101: Back to the Basics Adam Brown and Jennifer Buchanan In this session, the presenters will discuss the coding differences when utilizing different planning modalities such as 2D (Conventional), 3D Conformal, IMRT, SRS/SBRT, Brachytherapy, etc. When appropriate, sample cases will be presented to illustrate coding patterns and potential payer edits. This program will also provide a glimpse into the roles for therapists/dosimetrists in the realm of documentation, reimbursement and compliance with Dosimetry. Change Management Trena Taylor Monday, September 16, 2019 This presentation is intended to illustrate the effects of a strong change management structure. The benefits of a positive culture and consistent process involving change management are noticed throughout all parts of an oncology department. Each person or staff group plays an important role in the growth and development of a department and responses to change plays an important part. Attendees will the come away with an understanding and ideas pertaining to how they and others in their department can positively affect change. Back To Basics, Understanding the Fundamentals of the Medicare Payment Systems Tuesday, September 17 Understanding concepts that affect reimbursement such as bundling, comprehensive payments and alternative payment models, can help identify reimbursement trends and potential changes needed for budgeting and future planning. In this presentation, Tamara Syverson, BSRT (T), Director of Client Services for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, will address the Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule and Hospital Prospective Payment System to review the basics for each payment system and key terms and concepts that can impact the bottom line of your radiation oncology department. Dosimetry 101: Back to the Basics Tuesday, September 17 Join Adam Brown BSRT (T), Consulting Director for Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies, to learn how utilization of different planning modalities such as 2D (Conventional), 3D Conformal, IMRT, SRS/SBRT, Brachytherapy can impact coding. The program will examine the roles for therapists/dosimetrists in the realm of documentation, reimbursement, and compliance with case studies to illustrate coding patterns and potential payer edits. Between sessions, visit the Revenue Cycle team in the exhibit hall.