Online Training Course

Prod ID: 262
Medicare & Compliance Changes 2020

Updates to CMS payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) effective January 1, 2020 are reviewed in this course.




90 min



Course covers new guidelines your practice needs for proper payments and compliance in 2020. CMS has finalized updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2020. Includes new guidelines for physician supervision of PAs that will give PAs greater flexibility to practice more broadly and changes to the documentation policy for providers supervising other team members.

Recorded 12/11/19 

Maxine Collins


Maxine has more than thirty years of experience in medical practice management, adult education and general business. She has taught courses at various levels, including teaching business communications and accounting at Midwestern State University in Texas. Maxine has extensive experience teaching administrative and clinical personnel essential medical office skills such as medical terminology, coding, reimbursement, OSHA, and HIPAA compliance. She is adept at personnel management, government rules and regulations, accounting and budgeting. Additionally, her experience with practice marketing and development make her a knowledgeable and much sought-after practice management resource.

Maxine has served as an administrator of a multi-specialty clinic, where she was responsible for all clinic operations including medical records, billing and collections, OSHA, HIPAA and Medicare compliance, and all accounting operations. She also has experience in medical practice consulting, and has successfully launched multiple practices.

Maxine holds a MBA in business from Midwestern State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds three PMI credentials.

The information in this course will benefit providers, office managers, consultants, and compliance officers, and includes information that can be referenced throughout 2020. Downloadable course materials are included with helpful resources and links for use beyond the course.



This intermediate-level course course is best suited for those with knowledge of  Mediicare reimbursement. No additional resources are required.

Learn the details of  the 2020 PFS conversion factor . Course Highlights iwill nclude:

  • CMS  will  align E/M coding in 2021 with changes laid out by the AMA’s CPT Editorial Panel.
  • Beginning January 1, 2020 the new SUPPORT Act will include new coding and payment for a bundled episode of care for management and counseling for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
  • New HCPCS codes for CCM and increased payment for TCM
  • Quality Payment Program updates to MIPS and APMs for 2020
  • Changes to the Open Payments national disclosure program
  • OCR has announced enforcement progress with HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
  • New coding for Principal Care Management (PCM) services, which would pay clinicians for providing care management for patients with a single serious and high-risk condition
  • Updates to the acute kidney injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate for renal dialysis services
  • ESRD Quality Incentive Program changes proposed to promote competition, value, and results for dialysis patients
  • Additions to the OIG Work plan including Facet Joint Procedures, DRG Window Policy, Behavioral Health Services provided via Telehealth, and PAP device payments

Pre-recorded instructional session and companion course materials for independent learning.

I really learned a lot. The speaker was excellent. The course was very informative, covering multi-years and explained some areas that I wanted/needed the additional info. She provided resources that are ALWAYS so valuable. I really appreciate the opportunity to learn and this was an extremely thorough course.  -Sharon

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