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Home > Audio Learning Center > Maximizing the Use of LCDs & NCDs

Maximizing the Use of LCDs & NCDs

Date:Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time:12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Course fee:SPECIAL $99 1 HR WEBINAR
Presented by: Aimee Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CST, MA, MT

Webinar/Audio Conference FAQs

National and Local Coverage Determinations (NCDs and LCDs) contain coding and billing guidance that is invaluable to healthcare providers, coders, and auditors. Notably, they contain a wealth of information on the disease process, conservative therapies, and surgical treatments associated with the codes they are linked to.

Join expert coder and auditor Aimee Wilcox for this presentation when she addresses frequently asked questions such as :

  • Where does the guidance on coverage determinations come from?
  • Does the guidance in a National Coverage Determination outweigh guidance in a Local Coverage Determination?
  • Is there an NCD or LCD for every CPT or HCPCS code?
  • What does it mean when there is a draft or expired version of an LCD?
  • How can I locate information on conservative therapies or limitations associated with a specific code?
  • How can I use the information in a LCD to reduce provider queries and improve provider documentation?
  • And more

Bring your own questions to this webinar program and explore the many facets of coverage determinations. Learn how to use NCDs and LCDs to maximize documentation, support medical necessity, and improve audit findings.

Prepare now for the CMS E/M changes that will impact your claims in 2019 and beyond. Be sure you are familiar with the latest E/M rules and internal processes that your practice will need to have in place to maximize benefits and protect against losses in the new year.

Aimee will clear up confusion related to E/M code selections for the emergency department, observation unit, outpatient hospital setting, and the critical care unit. For the coder that is paid based on productivity, she will review the pros and cons of speed coding and identify techniques and tools that help maximize productivity.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

PMI CEU APPROVED Earn 1 PMI CEUs for attendance at this program. Practice Management Institute grants CEUs for its certified professionals based on total number of instructional hours (1 CEU per hour of classroom instruction). CEUs may be applied to annual recertification requirements, as directed in the certification renewal requirements for your credential(s).

If you are seeking CEU credits for other certifications or organizations, please contact your organization for pre-approval and credit guidelines. A certificate of attendance will be provided.


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About the Presenter

Aimee is the Director of Content for Find-A-Code, an online medical billing and information database. She is a medical coding, billing, and auditing author and educator with more than 30 years of clinical and administrative healthcare experience working in a variety of specialties, in both small and large organizations. She has authored and co-authored over 40 books on ICD-10-CM and reimbursement issues, as well as authoring a successful online medical coding course.

At Find-A-Code, Aimee writes and creates tools and resources that aid healthcare professionals to perform their jobs more efficiently and accurately. She also consults in coding, billing, auditing, and provider documentation issues, providing assistance in complying with insurance payer policies and protecting revenue. Her clinical background helps her communicate more effectively with providers on their documentation issues and patient care processes.



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