CEU Opportunities this Week

CEU Opportunities this Week

Never miss another education opportunity that offers AAPC-approved continuing education units (CEUs)! Look in the Knowledge Center for weekly announcements of upcoming events.

Here’s what is available this week:

Setting Your Business Up for MIPS Success in 2019

DATE: Tuesday, June 18 – 10 AM PT | 1 PM ET

CUE Credit: 1.0

Cost: FREE

In this webinar, Senior Training Specialist Marina Verdara will provide you with the information and tools your physician practice needs to avoid MACRA-related penalties in Medicare Part B payments.

Objectives of this course:

  • Analyze MACRA, including Alternate Payment Models (APMs) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
  • Review the four MIPS reporting categories and how your business can meet each of their individual requirements.
  • Get recommendations for industry best practices for independent medical practices and billing companies to avoid penalties in 2019.

Requirement: In order to receive a CEU certificate, participants are asked to email [email protected] after attending the live webinar presentation.


Common Cardiology Claim Denials & How to Avoid Them


DATE: Wednesday, June 19 – 10 AM PT | 1 PM ET

Presentation Length: 60 minutes

Price: $49 (Non-members:$69)

CEU Credit: 1.0 Coding, Billing, Auditing, Compliance, Management

In this webinar, you will be presented with examples of common cardiology-specific claim denials and tips for how to avoid them. These denials will cover CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and modifier coding, billing guidelines for global services, clinical trial-related services, and evaluation and management (E/M) coding. There will also be a review of some cardiology-specific CPT® and ICD-10-CM guidelines that, when not followed, result in claim denials. The attendee will be provided with multiple resources to support the need for applying these changes within their coding practices.

Why is this topic important?
Cardiology claim denials are increasing as the technology to process them becomes more advanced. There will always be the need for appeals of complex or unusual services, but most denials are the result of incorrect or invalid CPT®, ICD-10-CM, or modifier coding. The good news is that just making a few changes in your coding practices can result in a drastic reduction of claim denials.

Who would benefit from this topic?
Physicians, mid-level providers, coders, insurance specialists, and billing managers will all benefit from this event.

How would this benefit you and/or your company?
Identifying common cardiology-specific denial trends and implementing changes in the coding and documentation process improves the number of clean claims that are transmitted by the provider and received by the payer. The result is decreased denials, faster reimbursement turnaround, and overall increased revenue.

What information or new skills will the attendee take away from this webinar?
You will have a better understanding of the “Pareto Analysis” concept and how it applies to healthcare reimbursement. The attendee will be provided with specific examples of common CPT®, ICD-10, and HCPCS modifier errors leading to denials, and how to prevent those errors.

Is the presenter the expert on this topic?
Susan has over 30 years of experience in healthcare on the provider side of the reimbursement process. As a former practice manager, she saw great success in identifying and correcting the 20% of denials impacting 80% of reimbursement. Over the past three years, her coding attention has been focused in the specialty of cardiology, with the last year being specifically focused on the management of denials. This has allowed her to identify common denial trends and patterns that are easily preventable once corrected.


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Renee Dustman

Renee Dustman

Executive Editor at AAPC

Renee Dustman, BS, AAPC MACRA Proficient, is an executive editor at AAPC. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications – Journalism. Renee has more than 20 years experience in print production and content management. Follow her on Twitter @dustman_aapc.

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