Sunday, September 24, 2017
10:30am – 11:30am

Radiation Obstacles in 2017 and 2018

Presenter:  Ron DiGiamo - Revenue Cycle, Inc.

This session will prepare the attendee for 2018 and the remainder of 2017 for appropriate coding, financial support and compliance risk minimization.  This session will cover both detailed and broad discussion from individual codes to Dx related coding for treatment.  The discussion will include both Professional only and hospital based reimbursement so that all treatment types may benefit from the presentation.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
1:45pm – 2:45pm

Avoiding (or Surviving) the Radiation Oncology Audit

Presenters: Cindy C Parman and Ron Digiaimo - Revenue Cycle, Inc.

Whether it is a standard internal policy, a result of the Affordable Care Act or a separate initiative, insurance payors are increasing their audits with the goal of reducing or eliminating fraud, waste and abuse. In addition, both governmental and commercial payors recover billions of dollars in refunds on an annual basis.

An effective compliance program detects and eliminates coding and billing risks through an internal auditing and monitoring program. This may include an understanding of modifier application, medically unlikely edits, Medicare Local Coverage Determinations, other payor policies and other coding guidelines and regulations.

This session will review common areas of misunderstanding that may result in an audit or investigation. True coding compliance means that the physician, facility or cancer program has “audit-proofed” their documentation, coding and billing practices. Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of compliance and tools to survive in the Age of Audits!