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2017 Novitas Solutions Medicare Symposium

Novitas Solutions invites you to join us at our annual Medicare Symposium.

This in-person educational event is for our Part A and Part B Medicare providers, and their billing compliance representatives. Classes will highlight the tools and information you need to avoid billing pitfalls and remain complaint with the Medicare program. This year we are offering 15 classes. You can spend the day with us or attend as many classes that interest you.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the Medicare Provider Outreach and Education team and network with your colleagues.

Learn what the Novitas Solutions 2017 Medicare Symposium has to offer by reviewing the schedule and classes below.

We look forward to seeing you at our FREE Novitas Solutions 2017 Medicare Symposium.

Cost to attend

The symposium is FREE to attend. Depending on the location there may be a fee for parking, which is your responsibility.

How to register

You must register through the Novitas Medicare Learning Center. Select the desired symposium by clicking on the associated registration link and you will be directed to log into the Novitas Medicare Learning Center. Make sure you carefully review the course descriptors and select only one class for each session.

If you do not have a Novitas Medicare Learning Center account, you will need to create one prior to registering. Visit the Novitas Medicare Learning Center and select 'Request a new account.' You will receive an email confirmation within three business days with your login information. Accounts are free for Medicare providers.

Date

Event Location

Address

Registration

January 26, 2018

Houston, TX

Crowne Plaza Houston Reliant/Medical Center
8686 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77054

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Agenda and Class Descriptors

The agenda outlines the classes available during each of the four session time slots. Participants may choose only one class per session time slot.

Registration begins at 7:30

Welcome Session 8:00-8:30 AM

Session 1: 8:45-10:15 AM

Class

Class Description

Insight into the National Correct Coding Initiative Program (A/B)

This class will address the proper billing and coding of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) and the Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE). Attendees will learn how to properly bill when NCCI and MUE edits apply. We will discuss the initiatives, navigate the NCCI tables and edits via the website, provide modifier information, and documentation requirements. We will conclude with an interactive discussion of NCCI modifier and MUE scenarios.

Hospital Services: Inpatient Part A

This class will provide an overview of Inpatient Hospital billing from patient admission to discharge. We will review key billing elements to understand Medicare guidelines in order to ensure that proper reimbursement is obtained.

Novitasphere Part B - Your Online Key to Saving Time and Money (B)

Novitasphere will save your office time and money! Learn the basics steps to enroll and explore the many features Novitasphere has to offer. Part B features include: eligibility inquiry claim submission, electronic remittance advice, claim correction, and more. This class will also provide answers to the most frequently asked questions and provide resources to assist you when using Novitasphere.

Session 2: 10:30-12:00 PM

Class

Class Description

Building the Foundation to Proper Modifier Reporting (B)

This class will provide you with the essential tools and techniques of proper modifier billing. Attendees will receive an overview of proper modifier reporting, review principles of global surgery concepts, evaluation and management modifiers, and other modifiers. We will conclude with valuable tools and techniques to reduce your administrative work and submit your claims correctly the first time.

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Basics, Billing and More (A)

This class will provide an overview of SNF coverage and billing requirements. We will provide guidance on consolidated billing and special billing processes such as: benefits exhaust, demand billing, no-payment billing, and level of care changes. We will also review top reported errors to assist you in lowering your error rate.

90 Minutes of Medicare Part A

Discover what Novitas has to offer to make your job easier! In this course we will show you the resources that are at your fingertips and the key changes that will impact your facility. All this in just 90 minutes!

90 Minutes of Medicare Part B

Discover what Novitas has to offer to make your job easier! In this course we will show you the resources that are at your fingertips and the key changes that will impact your practice. All this in just 90 minutes!

Session 3: 1:15-2:45 PM

Class

Class Description

Scoring Evaluation and Management Services Part 1 - Review of the Score Sheet (B)

You will learn the key components of an Evaluation and Management (E/M) service (history, exam, medical decision making) and how they relate to the score sheet used by Novitas Solutions. Excerpts of medical records will be used as examples of crediting the key components using the score sheet. We will provide answers to the most frequently asked questions, and provide tips and resources to assist you when coding E/M services.

Keep Your Medicare Patients Well by Promoting Preventive Services (A/B)

This class will discuss the coverage guidelines for a better understanding of preventive services. We will demonstrate valuable billing information.

Your Guide to Understanding Medicare Secondary Payer Part A

This class will introduce you to Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) basics, billing, coordination of benefits, and common errors. The information you will receive in this class will enhance your knowledge and will help to ensure proper billing and coding of MSP claims.

Part B Redetermination versus Reopening: Which One Do I Choose? (B)

This class will focus on the Medicare redetermination and reopening process. You will learn the different levels of appeal, as well as the difference between a redetermination and a reopening. We will conclude with examples of redeterminations, and how to utilize our self- service tools.

Session 4: 3:00-4:30 PM

Class

Class Description

Scoring Evaluation and Management Services Part 2 - Interactive Scoring (B)

This is an interactive class where you will review medical records and score them using the Novitas Score Sheet. We recommend that you attend the Scoring Evaluation and Management Services Part 1 – Review of the Score Sheet prior to attending this class.

Exploring the Wonderful World of PECOS and Revalidation - Cycle 2 for Part B Providers and Suppliers (B)

Tackle your enrollment needs by submitting your applications through the Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (Internet-based PECOS). This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of completing PECOS for Part B initial enrollments and revalidation. Join us for this comprehensive overview of several Part B enrollment scenarios in PECOS including Groups/Suppliers, Individuals, Reassignment of Benefits, and Revalidation. PECOS is, fast, easy and can be instantly accessed. Don’t miss this session!

Part A Redetermination versus Reopening: Which On Do I Choose (A)

This class will focus on the Medicare redetermination and reopening process. You will learn the different levels of appeals, as well as the difference between a redetermination and a reopening. We will conclude with examples of redeterminations, and how to utilize our Self Service Tools.

Your Guide to Understanding Medicare Secondary Payer Part B

This class will introduce you to Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) basics, billing, coordination of benefits and common errors. The information you will receive in this class will enhance your knowledge and will help to ensure proper billing and coding of MSP claims.

Event Handout Materials

The Novitas Medicare Learning Center contains the handout materials for the 2017 Novitas Solutions Medicare Symposium. You are responsible for printing and bringing the materials. The handouts will be available 5 days prior to the workshop. To obtain the handout materials click on the handout link in the Novitas Medicare Learning Center for the class you are attending.

Reminders for the day of the event

Print off the class handout materials and bring them with you to the symposium.
Novitas Solutions will not provide food and beverage. If food or beverage is available at the venue, it will be at your expense.
Water stations will be available in the event rooms.
Wi-Fi may not be available at all venues

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (ADA)

Novitas Solutions makes every attempt to meet ADA requirements for all meeting rooms and/or provisions of services for attendees with sensory impairments. Should you need special assistance please feel free to contact us at education@novitas-solutions.com prior to the date listed for the event scheduled.

Disclaimer

Novitas Solutions makes every effort to ensure the information contained in the workshop materials is accurate and current. However, because the Medicare program is constantly changing, it is the responsibility of each provider/supplier to remain abreast of the Medicare program requirements. Attendance at the 2017 Novitas Solutions Medicare Symposium does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of the procedures which may be discussed or taught in these classes.


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