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Home > Audio Learning Center > Medicare Changes 2018

Medicare Changes 2018

Date:Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time:12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Course fee:SPECIAL $99 1 HR WEBINAR
Presented by: Pam Joslin, MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CEMA

Webinar/Audio Conference FAQs

Practices that participate with Medicare must adjust to the annual updates to CMS programs and policies like the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) changes for 2018. Learn about the new initiatives that move to reduce regulatory obstacles that get in the way of providers spending time with patients. Attend this session to be informed of the current regulations and identify changes in the final rule that will affect your practice in the new year.

Pam Joslin will review updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule, including:

  • Increased valuation codes and RVU changes
  • New codes for telehealth services
  • Improved payment for office-based behavioral health services
  • Getting paid for Care Management Services
  • Opportunities for Diabetes Prevention Programs
  • MACRA patient relationship categories and codes
  • 20% reduction for non-emergency services provided in off-campus hospital outpatient departments
  • New prolonged preventive service codes
  • New billing codes for rural health clinics and FQHCs
  • RVU changes resulting from CMS review of potentially misvalued code initiative

Are you aware that a bonus is now available for providers using 2015 Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT)? Report more accurate MIPS data by including the most recent 2018 program changes. Understand reporting requirements and avoid a 5% Medicare pay cut. Learn about a new option designed to help clinicians and small, rural practices take on shared responsibility for value-based payments and a new hardship exemption for practices impacted by hurricanes.

Join Pam Joslin and survey the Medicare landscape for 2018. Walk away from this program confident that your practice will have a prosperous new year, maximizing opportunities and maintaining compliance.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

PMI CEU APPROVED Earn 1.5 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

Pam has more than 20 years of medical practice management, coding, reimbursement and compliance experience. She has managed in medical practices ranging from single to multi-specialty groups, including ASC. She is an advocate of process improvement and maximizing and empowering your employees to bring about the "best practice" results for your organization. She received her Master’s in Management from the University of Phoenix. She maintains memberships in professional organizations.



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