Each year brings a new Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule, and each year it includes updated information that directly impacts your organization's reimbursements. But do you really have time to dig through this massive document looking for pertinent detail? For FY21, the Final Rule contains must-know changes to the MS-DRG methodology, potentially including modifications to MS-DRGs or the new technology add-on payment (NTAP). Your organization's fiscal health depends on staying current with the IPPS Final Rule, because it determines reimbursements from Medicare, as well as from commercial payers that use the methodology. At a time of financial uncertainty and increased audit risk, your organization's coding accuracy and compliant reimbursement depend on understanding the new methodology.
During this third session in a three-part ICD10monitor webcast series, senior healthcare consultant Laurie Johnson will distill the thousands of pages in the Final Rule into a 60-minute session that hits key highlights, including the changes in MS-DRGs, MS-DRG shifts, updates to Medicare code edits (MCEs), and NTAP items. She'll explain the current methodology, enabling your coders to optimize their coding and your clinical documentation integrity (CDI) specialists to update their query templates. Just as importantly, you'll learn what steps you need to take to prepare for the October 1, 2020, implementation date.
Why This is Relevant:
Being current on the MS-DRG methodology and NTAPs in the IPPS Final Rule is critical to your facility's finances, as the rule impacts reimbursements received from Medicare and commercial payers using this methodology. At a time of financial uncertainty and increased audit risk, a clear understanding of the new methodology will enable you to optimize your coding and capture the full, compliant reimbursement.
- Learn the changes in MS-DRGs for FY21
- Be informed about the shifts in MS-DRGs
- Understand changes in the new technology add-on payment
- Gain insights into changes in the MCEs
- Learn how to develop an action plan for FY21 preparation
Who Should Attend:
Coders; coding managers and directors; clinical documentation integrity specialists (CDISs); compliance officers and coordinators; HIM directors, managers and professionals; financial analysts; CDM coordinators; and coding educators.
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