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Collapse ASIPP’s Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Webinar
This webinar explains what PQRS is and why you should care?

The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals. The program provides an incentive payment to practices with eligible professionals (identified on claims by their individual National Provider Identifier [NPI] and Tax Identification Number [TIN]) who satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services furnished to Medicare Part B Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries (including Railroad Retirement Board and Medicare Secondary Payer). PQRS is mandated by federal legislation.

2012 should be considered the practice year if you aren't already successfully reporting PQRS measures to Medicare.

The CMS 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule notes that 2015 program penalties will be based on 2013 performance. Consequently, those physicians who elect not to participate or are found unsuccessful during the 2013 program year, will receive a 1.5% payment penalty, and 2% thereafter.

These PQRS penalties will be above and beyond the e-Rx penalties. Unlike e-Rx, currently there are no established hardship exemptions for PQRS. Unlike e-Rx, practices are still eligible for the 2012 PQRS Incentive if they are participating with the Medicare EMR Meaningful Use program.

The webinar will cover:
What Medicare changes have been enacted for 2012?
What measures are available and best for my Interventional Pain Management practice?
What are the 2012 options for reporting PQRS?
Is it too late to start reporting PQRS for 2012?
What is an outcome measurement tool?
Know if you can earn Physician Quality Reporting incentive payments.
Show you how to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System

Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Streaming
Original Webinar Date: July 19, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Coding Changes in 2014: Will You Be Ready?
Don't risk denied payments by being out of the loop on upcoming changes in 2014! Get the updates you need to compliantly report your services in the New Year! By attending this session, you will be brought up-to-date on issues that affect coding and billing for Interventional Pain Management services.

Here's what questions will be addressed and what we will cover:

  • New, revised and deleted CPT codes for 2014 for the Interventional Pain Management specialty
  • 2014 changes in coding guidelines and instructions
  • Are you aware of what Interventional Pain Management services the CPT Assistant has clarified over the past twelve months?
  • Where are we at with ICD-10?  When do you have to be ready for implementation?
  • What about ICD-9 for 2014?  Are there changes that you need to be aware of so that you can appropriately report the medical necessity for your procedures?
  • HCPCS codes for the New Year?  Are there changes any that apply for the supplies, drugs and/or implants that you use in the office-based procedures?
  • Where in the work is the OIG Work Plan for 2014?  Do you no longer need to worry about OIG auditing your Interventional Pain Management practice?
  • Avoid a 2016 penalty by successfully reporting PQRS in 2014!  We will review changes in the 2014 Medicare quality reporting program
  • The proposed rules for 2014 Medicare changes are out, but what are the final decisions?  The final CMS Physician Fee Schedule release has been delayed till the end of November due to the government shutdown in October.  You need to know what final 2014 Medicare rules apply to your Interventional Pain Management Practice
Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Streaming
Original Webinar Date: December 18, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Documentation Requirements Based on Carrier Policies
Documentation requirements based on Carrier Policies. This will show providers step-by-step, how to break down a policy and include it in your documentation.

Carriers are using policies or coverage determination to review provider's records.  Provider, coding and billing staff need to compare the documentation for procedures against carrier policies to see if the documentation supports the service provided.  Medical necessity isn't just about an approved diagnosis.  Attendees will learn how to pick the policies apart to understand what the carriers expect to see in the documentation.  They will also learn what documentation will be needed if the record is called in for review.  Audits by carriers are expanding and the documentation is critical in having a favorable review.  Join us to learn more.
Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Streaming, Webinar
Original Webinar Date: May 05, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
Approved Credit:
  • ASIPP: 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, 1.50 hours AAPC Continuing Education

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    Collapse EMR: Who, What, When and How Much
    In Healthcare, the single most important issue confronting providers is to improve patient quality of life and outcomes. A new tool to obtain these goals is the emerging benefits of Electronic Medical Records.

    This webinar will include information on: Technology, Terminology, Privacy & Security, Care Transformation, Integration, Finance/Funding, selection of a system, and more.  Among one of the most important issues facing Interventional Pain Practices is the deployment of an EMR/EHR system that can improve the clinicians effectiveness. Incentive money is available to assist this transition, which is mandated by CMS to occur by 2015, or be penalized by diminished revenue. Considerations that will covered include:

    • Internet or local installation (ASP or client-server)
    • The right type of system for your type of practice
    • Improved information access to diagnostic images and patient notes, e-prescribing, and workflow enhancement
    • Integration of other medical information that may come from specialists or other healthcare providers- and how to do it without violating HIPPA laws
    • Avoiding adoption disasters
    • Coding and compliance- what does this mean to us. Are we better off?
    • Engaging the staff and clinicians, making this a positive experience.  Everybody is unsure about change- will I lose my job? Can I do this?
    Join us to learn more.

    Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Streaming, Webinar
    Original Webinar Date: May 09, 2011
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • ASIPP: 1.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, 1.50 hours AAPC Continuing Education

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    Collapse HIPAA Security: A Practical Approach
    The HIPAA security regulations were designed to protect patient protected health information that is stored and/or transmitted electronically.  This includes any information that can link a patient to a medical condition, test, etc.  The rules and regulations not only discuss how information is stored (e.g. in a password protected computer system) but also how the computer is stored (e.g. in a locked office with an alarm on it) and transmitted (e.g. encrypted).

    The CD and webinar contains information on the hows and whys of HIPAA security along with sample policies and helpful worksheets.  The goal is for an IPP to be able to walk through the HIPAA security requirements and implement a program that meets the rules but also fits his/her practice.

    Your registration includes the purchase of a CD and a webinar to assist you on how to use it to maximize your HIPAA plan.

    Formats Available: Archive + CD, CD-Rom + Free Webinar Registration
    Original Webinar Date: August 30, 2011
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Interventional Pain Management Legislative Session: Current Issues And The Impact To You
    This complimentary webinar is intended to present ASIPP members, interventional pain management healthcare providers, and attendees of ASIPP's 12th Annual meeting an in-depth review of current issues that are facing the specialty of interventional pain and those issues that will be presented to Congressional Representatives during the Annual Meeting Capitol Hill visits.

    Outcome:

    Interventional Pain Management Providers will learn the major political issues facing the IPM specialty. For those attending the Annual Meeting Capitol Hill visits they will be well informed of the issues to discuss with the Congressional representatives and what the talking points are.

    Speaker:
    Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD: ASIPP Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, is the Medical Director of the Pain Management Center of Paducah and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Paducah, Kentucky. He is also Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine of the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

    The ASIPP Annual Meeting Legislative Session and Capitol Hill Visits is sponsored by The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and The North American Neuromodulation Society.
    Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Streaming, Webinar, Download
    Original Webinar Date: June 17, 2010
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse PQRS: Physician Quality Reporting System
    Your practice must successfully participate in a PQRS program in 2013 to avoid financial penalties in 2015. You are already up against the clock - after June 1, it will be difficult to submit enough claims to avoid the impending pay cuts.

    Let coding expert Marvel Hammer teach you how to quickly and successfully introduce PQRS into your practice. In this 90-minute training, you will:

    • Learn how to quickly implement a PQRS program so that your practice qualifies in enough time to avoid the 2015 pay cut.
    • Review the rules for three measures that are suitable for pain practices.
    • Discover how to successfully report in the second half of 2013.
    • Protect all doctors and NPPs from the 1.5% pay cut.
    • Avoid hidden traps in the PQRS rule and make sure you beat the pay cut.

    Bonus: Tip sheets for successfully reporting 3 PQRS measures specific to pain management practices.

    Register now to ensure you meet Medicare's quality reporting requirements and avoid the coming pay cut.
    Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Streaming
    Original Webinar Date: June 25, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse PQRS: Physician Quality Reporting System
    Start reporting measures now for CMS' Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program to avoid a 2% pay cut in 2016.
     
    Your practice must successfully participate in a PQRS program in 2014 to avoid financial penalties in 2016. You are already up against the clock! With the 2014 PQRS Incentive/Penalty program changes, it will be difficult  to avoid the impending pay cuts.
     
    Let coding expert Marvel Hammer teach you how to quickly and successfully introduce PQRS into your practice. In this 90-minute training, you will:

    • Learn how to quickly implement a PQRS program so that your practice qualifies in enough time to avoid the 2016 pay cut.
    • Identify the changes to the PQRS program for 2014 - "Nine/three" is one of the new requirements for the 2014 incentive.  
    • Review the PQRS individual measures that may be suitable for your pain practice.
    • Discover how to successfully report the Back Pain Measures Group - reporting by claims is no longer an option in 2014.
    • Protect all doctors and NPPs from the 2% pay cut.
    • Avoid hidden traps in the PQRS rule and make sure you beat the pay cut.
    • Do you have 10 or more eligible professionals in your pain practice? It is essential that you know the changes to the 2014 Value-based Payment Modifier policies.

    Bonus: Access to tip sheets for successfully reporting PQRS measures specific to pain management practices.
     
    Register now to ensure you meet Medicare's quality reporting requirements and avoid the coming pay cut.
    Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Streaming
    Original Webinar Date: February 06, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Reporting PQRI for Pain Management in 2010
    "Pay-for-Performance is the future of healthcare in the United States and the 2010 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) is the next phase of the government's big plan to transform Medicare from a passive payer to an active purchaser."

    The Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) is a voluntary quality reporting program, which includes an incentive payment for eligible professionals who report data on quality measures for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The pay-for-reporting program began in 2007. Learn more about the PQRI and how it may financially benefit your Pain Practice from Marvel Hammer, a national speaker on PQRI. If you haven't started, acquire the steps to begin reporting PQRI, including the specific information necessary to report the Back Pain Group Measure.  Don't spend hours researching and reviewing countless web pages trying to learn how to report PQRI, receive the links to PQRI web sites and reporting tools that explain how to document and bill Pain Management quality measures

    Webinar Highlights:

    • Decide whether your Pain Management practice should participate in the program
    • Identify the quality measures for 2010 that apply to Pain Management in private practice settings 
    • Recognize the difference between reporting individual measures versus group measures 
    • Eliminate confusion over the HCPCS and Category II codes you are required to report 
    • Learn the various methods to report PQRI, including the Registry reporting option for 2010
    Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Streaming, Webinar
    Original Webinar Date: May 20, 2010
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Standardization of ASIPP Review Courses and Cadaver Workshops
    All Faculty of ASIPP Review Courses and Cadaver Workshops are required to view this complimentary Standardization Webinar.

    Due to the fact that there are many different variations in practice techniques ASIPP must now standardize the techniques taught at our cadaver workshops. We now must require training in order to assure that all ASIPP instructors are teaching the standardized method. At least two (2) techniques for each procedure must be taught, whether the instructor actually practices that technique or not. It is essential to understand and be adept at all of the techniques in order to teach them. For those of you who are currently instructors at the cadaver workshops or for those of you who would like to become a faculty member, In order to ensure that all instructors are proficient in the required techniques,
     
    Because we know that your time is limited and valuable, we are offering a webinar session to bring this necessary training to you. On (date) Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti will hold a 90 minute webinar session that will cover the 15 most comely performed interventional procedures. Click on the following link to register for your spot in the webinar.

    Discussion highlights:
    • Powerpoint presentation accepted procedures
    • Cadaver Workshop approved techniques
    • Standardizing 15 Interventional procedures
    • The ASIPP Standards reviewed

    Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar
    Original Webinar Date: May 18, 2010
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Urine Drug Screen Testing
    Are you confused about how you should bill for the urine drug screen testing in your Interventional Pain Management Practice?
     
    Get the Facts Straight: Steps to Urine Drug Screen Testing Compliance in your Physician Office
     
    Are you performing point-of-care (POC) urine drug screen (UDS) testing in your interventional pain management practice? Does your office have the correct CLIA certification? Is the test you are using the correct test for your CLIA certification?  After April 1st, are you coding for your POC UDS compliantly?  When should you report one of the new HCPCS “G” codes for your POC UDS testing?  Which of the new HCPCS “G” codes should you report for your Medicare beneficiaries UDS testing?  Are you reporting the correct units of service for the specific UDS test that you are using?  Why is medical necessity important in POC UDS testing?  Which ICD-9 code should you report?  Is your UDS documentation up to snuff for a payer review?  
     
    Get the answers to these questions and much more in this 90 minute webinar.

    Webinar Highlights:
    • Learn the steps to CLIA certification of waiver for your office
    • Identify which code is the correct code to report your in-office UDS testing
    • Discover the compliant units of service for your UDS billing
    • Determine which ICD-9 code should be reported to support UDS medical necessity
    • Discuss payer documentation requirements and UDS “Best Practices”  

    1.5 CMEs

    The Institute for Medical Studies designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CMEs for CEUs
    The AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit. A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation. The certificate will give the total CMEs possible for the offering. Physicians are advised to claim only the actual hours they were present during the education. We ask that AAPC-certified members abide by this request also. One hour of instruction is worth one CEU.
    Formats Available: CD-ROM (Win), Streaming, Webinar
    Original Webinar Date: July 15, 2010
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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