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Fundamentals of Reimbursement: Hospital Services

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This two-course bundle will help Coders, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists and other key actors in the hospital revenue cycle understand the complexities of the healthcare reimbursement system and their role in ensuring accurate and appropriate reimbursement for both inpatient and outpatient services.

CEUs:     2 AHIMA      (pending) AAPC

Courses available for individual purchase or purchase both courses together and save!

This two course bundle will help Coders, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists and other key actors in the hospital revenue cycle understanding the complexities of the healthcare reimbursement system and their role in ensuring accurate and appropriate reimbursement for both inpatient and outpatient services.

Fundamentals of Reimbursement: Outpatient Services

  • How and when to apply HCPCS codes
  • Applying the appropriate coding guidelines for hospital outpatient reporting
  • Identifying OPPS reporting requirements
  • How to review and resolve coding edits such as Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) and Outpatient Code Editor (OCE)
  • How to differentiate various coverage determinations
  • How to assign appropriate modifiers

Fundamentals of Reimbursement: Inpatient Services

  • Recognize key definitions and features of the Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs) and All Patient Refined DRGs (APR) systems
  • Verify DRG assignment based on Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) definitions
  • Evaluate the impact of code selection on Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) assignment
  • Assign the present on admission (POA) indicator
  • Identify features of the Medicare Code Editor (MCE)
  • Recall the impact of assignment of the discharge disposition
  • Multimedia and interactive online course offering independent self-study.
  • Knowledge checks and/or final assessment ensure mastery of material.
  • Online Flexibility! Materials available 24/7. Work at your own pace — save time and travel costs.
  • Earn Libman Education Certificate of Completion and CEUs.
  • To receive CEU credit, students must achieve a passing rate on the course assessment(s).
  • Course is self-paced. For planning purposes, assume 1-3 hours required for each CEU.
  • Unlimited course access during enrollment period. For courses offering greater than one CEU, enrollment period is 16 weeks. For courses offering one or fewer CEUs, enrollment period is 4 weeks. Courses purchased as a bundle or package may have a longer enrollment period.
  • Extensions to the enrollment period are available. Contact Libman Education for pricing.
  • Financing available through PayPal Credit.
  • Price listed is per person/per course. Group rates available upon request.

Instructor:
Angela Lehoux, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC, CPC-I
Director, Training and Operations

Angela Lehoux is a coder with 25 years of experience in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room coding; an instructor and education specialist for Libman Education courses; and Director of Education for Libman Education where she is responsible for ensuring that our training is accurate, easily accessible, and challenging. Angela believes in the transformational power of education to help individuals achieve their personal and career goals and for institutions to achieve operating success. She develops and reviews course content and is the teacher for Libman Education’s Medical Coder Career Program (MCCP), courses on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, and review courses for the CCA, CCS, CIC, and COC credentials. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management.

Author:
Sandy Macica, MS, RHIA, CCS

Sandy L. Macica is the former Director of Educational Content for Libman Education. Sandy is an experienced educator and coder with particular experience in developing online training for hospital coders in ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT® coding as well as coding certification exam preparation. Sandy is an enthusiastic presenter on all things coding and often speaks on complex coding topics for professional organizations and healthcare clients. Sandy is a long-time member of New York HIMA and was honored to receive the NYHIMA Distinguished Member Award in 2018. 

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