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" The Voice Of Interventional Pain Management "

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Upcoming Webinars
Collapse HIPAA Compliance Webinar
 
Medical Records are fetching 10 times the  
amount of credit card data on the black market.  
Are you HIPAA Compliant?
 
When HIPAA was first enacted, the maximum penalty for a HIPAA violation was $250,000. Now, the maximum penalty is $1.5 million. Fines as well as criminal penalties can be imposed on the violating institution and the individuals involved. 
 
Threat organizations are the individuals or groups that target your health information. These organizations could include: criminal groups, business competitors, hackers, activists, or the biggest one, insiders, among others.
 
For organizations that regularly handle health information consider enlisting in a third party to protect and ensure that strong layered defenses are in place to protect your data against known cyber threats.


This webinar will include information on: HIPAA Security for your practice, doing a risk analysis so you don't lose Meaningful Use dollars and how to avoid patient electronic records from being stolen. Considerations that will be considered are:

  • What is HIPAA and Who Oversees it
  • Who must comply
  • What information needs to be protected
  • What happens if you don't comply and how much can you pay
  • Do you have Business Associate Agreements in place?
  • Where to get started

The FBI has Medical Record theft on the radar and this webinar will show you how to start prevention of this in your practice.

*This program has been approved by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.



Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar
Original Webinar Date: January 29, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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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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Get up to speed with the coding changes that are coming in 2015 for Interventional Pain Management practices. You are responsible for reporting the services correctly so you don't risk delays, denials, or incorrect payments for your coding and billing. Learn to navigate coding, billing and compliance changes for 2015 in this 90-minute webinar with coding expert Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO. 
  
This webinar will address:

  • CPT code updates including all of the new injection procedure codes that include image guidance such as joint injection and vertebroplasty / kyphoplasty procedures.
  • It will also include all the CPT code changes and new guidelines for drug screen testing both presumptive (aka qualitative) and definitive (aka confirmation or quantitative).
  • Review the OIG Workplan for 2015 and what it includes for interventional pain management providers.
  • Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee schedule, i.e. bundling of fluoroscopy with the interlaminar and caudal epidural injection procedures.
  • What interventional pain management practices should know about the changes for Medicare's PQRS reporting requirements for 2015.
  • Review the Interventional Pain Management applicable CPT Assistant publications over the past year.

Your practice depends on your coding know-how, and there's no better way to make sure you're the "go-to" coder than to be ready for the New Year. Make sure you're on top of the latest changes by attending this must-have event.

Note: Extra time will be devoted to a question and answer session at the end of the webinar presentation.
 
Once registration is complete, you will receive a follow-up email with instructions on how to log-in to the webinar.


Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar
Original Webinar Date: December 18, 2014
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 Documentation, Billing, and Coding for Interventional Pain Management
    The incorporation of documentation measures into a physician practice should not be at the expense of patient care, but instead should augment the ability of the physician practice to provide quality patient care.  
     
    A well-designed documentation program can:

    • Speed and optimize proper payment of claims.
    • Minimize billing mistakes.
    • Reduce the chances that an audit will be conducted by HCFA or the OIG.
    • Avoid conflicts with the self-referral and anti-kickback statutes.
    • Avoid submitting claims for payment to Medicare or Medicaid that you know or should know are false or fraudulent.

    Recently documentation in IPM has been under attack from all carriers as well as recovery contractors, OIG, and others. OIG may seek civil monetary penalties and sometimes exclusion for a wide variety of conduct and is authorized to seek different amounts of penalties and assessments based on the type of violation at issue. Penalties range from $10,000 to $50,000 per violation.

    In this innovative and interactive webinar, we will evaluate the rules and regulations of documentation, billing, and coding, along with practical examples and case presentations.

    This webinar is intended for interventional pain management specialist, nurses, staff, and other healthcare providers.
    Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar
    Original Webinar Date: March 13, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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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 ICD-10 Preparation for Interventional Pain Management
     
    A year away from ICD-10, what to do now to prepare. If everyone waits until September of next year to move forward with readiness it will be a big mess. It's get-moving time. Are you ready for ICD-10? 

    Marvel Hammer advises providers break down their preparation efforts into three pieces:
    • Readiness
    • Training 
    • Testing 
    The ICD-10 will replace existing coding for medical diagnoses. It will apply not only to Medicare and Medicaid but also to all health plans and providers governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, so the scope of compliance with the federal rule will be enormous.
    In August, a final rule from HHS officially confirmed Oct. 1, 2015 will be the compliance deadline for U.S. healthcare providers to begin using the ICD-10 coding system.
     
    The compliance deadline delay does not mean providers should delay their ICD-10 preparations. Even now, a year away from the new deadline, providers should be working to ensure they are ready for the switch. Now is the time to fine-tune your interventional pain management documentation to ensure that it will include the necessary specificity to report ICD-10. In many cases, good clinical documentation is often what is needed to accurately report your ICD-10 codes, not necessarily a greater volume of documentation!
     
    For providers that had been diligently preparing for ICD-10 before the delay, it is important to keep pushing forward. Providers should do what they can to participate in any internal or end-to-end testing opportunities. It can help to answer that key question of, 'Am I going to get paid correctly and on time without additional issues?'.
      
    WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS 
    • Background on ICD-10
    • Technology readiness to make sure the products are ready
    • The new 'Road to 10' tool to create a custojmized action plan for ICD-10
    • Key steps to ensure a successful transition
    • Resources to help with a smooth implementation
    • Discover the top ICD-10 areas likely requiring documentation updates for pain management providers
    • Technology readiness to make sure the products are ready
    • What are the testing procedures needed with payers
    • Practice determining the correct ICD-10 diagnosis codes in common pain management conditions
    A portion of the webinar will be dedicated to Q&A.
     
    Once registration is complete, you will receive a follow-up email with instructions on how to log-in to the webinar.


    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Webinar Date: November 04, 2014
    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 Urine Drug Screen Testing Compliance
     
    Are you confused about how you should bill for the urine drug screen testing in your Interventional Pain Management Practice? Get the facts straight during the Urine Drug Screen Testing Compliance Webinar.
     
    Get the answers to these questions and much more in the 90 minute webinar.
     
    • 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?  
    • Are you coding for your POC UDS compliantly?  
    • When should you report one of the HCPCS “G” codes for your POC UDS testing?  
    • Which of the 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?
    In some patients, chronic pain can only be controlled with opioid medication; an increasing number of physicians are using drug screen testing in the office to mitigate the risks associated with management of patients taking these controlled substances. Some states are now enacting legislation that requires providers to periodically perform these tests. Correctly reporting these services is a must!
     
    Understand the definitions of common terms and abbreviations associated with drug screen testing. Gain clarification on how to compliantly code for this diagnostic testing, including for Medicare. Know what code should be reported.  Does it vary depending upon the payer? Know how to determine how many units of service should be billed and which modifier if any should be appended. Learn what other information that is required to be reported with drug screen testing by some payers. Review steps for CLIA lab certification. Discover the "Best Practices" for in-office drug screen testing documentation. Review recent changes to payer coverage policies for drug screen testing
     
    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
    • Discover the top ICD-10 areas likely requiring documentation updates for pain management providers
    • Discuss payer documentation requirements and UDS "Best Practices"
    • Practice determining the correct ICD-10 diagnosis codes in common pain management conditions
     
    Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar
    Original Webinar Date: July 15, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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