Upcoming Events

PMD Prior Authorization Continued and Expanded

Tuesday July 10, 2018 - July 10, 2018

Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Presenters: Dan Fedor, Reimbursement Consultant for U.S. Rehab, and Ronda Buhrmester, Director of Reimbursement for VGM Associates

The PMD Prior Authorization Demo program was established in 2012 in seven states and was expanded to an additional 12 states in October 2014. The program included the following  codes:

 - All power operated vehicles (K0800-K0802 and K0812)

 - All standard power wheelchairs (K0813-K0829)

 - All Group 2 complex rehabilitative power wheelchairs (K0835-K0843)

 - All Group 3 complex rehabilitative power wheelchairs without power options (K0848-K0855)

 - All pediatric power wheelchairs (K0890-K0891)

 - Miscellaneous power wheelchairs (K0898)

This demo program was slated to end on Aug. 31, 2018; however, prior authorization for certain PMDs will continue and be expanded nationally beginning Sept. 1, 2018, as a condition of payment. 

Learning Objectives:

 - Identify the affected codes and areas (and which codes, currently part of the PMD demo, will NO longer be eligible for PA).

 - Determine when and if ADMC will still be an option for complex mobility codes.

 - How to handle when there is a representative payee on file.

 - Discuss the common accessories being reviewed.

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Learning About Obi: Fulfilling Basic Human Needs with Technology

Tuesday July 17, 2018 - July 17, 2018

Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Presenter: Scott Stone, VP of Customer Experience at DESiN LLC, Obi

The Obi Robot is the most advanced robotic feeding device on the market and it is currently being distributed in 15 countries. This webinar will introduce the audience to the product, the purpose that it serves and will identify the key attributes that make Obi innovative and cutting-edge. We will also discuss how to conduct a proper demonstration of Obi when making a sale, as well as provide an  understanding for how Obi is funded.

Learning Objectives:

 - Describe what the Obi Robot is and what the key function of it is.

 - Learn how to conduct a proper demonstration of Obi.

 - Explain how Obi is funded.

Special Promotion/Offerings: Limited time offer; demo unit offering: one demo unit for $3,000. This promotion will begin June 1 and end Aug. 30, 2018.

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NAMPS Meeting

Wednesday July 18, 2018

Time:

8:00 AM

Location:

Reno, NV

Details:


Modifier Magic – The Second Act

Thursday July 19, 2018 - July 19, 2018

Time:

10:00 AM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Presenters: Dan Fedor, Director of Reimbursement and Education, U.S. Rehab and Ronda Buhrmester, Director of Reimbursement, VGM Associates Respiratory

About the Webinar:

It’s time for the hooded magicians (Dan and Ronda) to bring back the second act with modifiers. During the first act (webinar) this past January, your performers revealed the secret to preventing those CO-4 denials. Now that there has been time to practice what you learned, we wanted to share more of the magic (not illusions) to understanding and knowing the correct modifiers to use so  you don’t tear the dollar bills in half. We will be pulling out the magic wand again, tapping the hat to see what the new modifier requirements are for certain policies because we want you to get paid timely and not get dealt a bag of tricks. We may call you on stage (in the webinar) to help with the performance, so do not be afraid to raise your hand in case we do ask for assistance (question).

Learning Objectives:

 - Discuss the types of modifiers related to the different medical policies.

 - Review the proper order and meaning of the modifiers in order to submit a clean claim.

 - Participate in the appropriate modifiers to append to related procedure codes challenge.

 - Identify the new requirements for modifiers related to particular policies (oxygen) and guidelines (IFR).

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HME Reimbursement: A New Frontier

Tuesday July 31, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM

Location:

Olympia, WA

Details:

In dealing with third-party payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage Plans, HME providers are feeling like they’re in the Wild West. It’s a showdown with those who serve the chronically ill and disabled and those who pay for it. How you get paid for the products and services you provide has changed, creating a New Frontier for HME providers.

In this journey, Dan Fedor and Ronda Buhrmester will guide you through this New Frontier and ensure you’re able to navigate the landscape to get to your destination—being paid timely and accurately for the products and services you provide.

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July 2018

Providing Solutions for Complex Rehab Providers