RBMA CODING ACADEMY

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Mark your calendars and plan to attend one or both of the Coding Academy hand-on workshops offered as pre-conference sessions to RBMA's PaRADigm. The double feature includes:

  • What Does the Final Radiology Report Support?

  • Does the Interventional Procedure Note Support the Charges?

These workshops will help attendees to understand the final charge capture report and give them an opportunity to review actual reports for common interventional radiology studies.



April 13, 2019
8 a.m. - Noon
What Does the Final Radiology Report Support?

1-5 p.m.
Does the Interventional Procedure Note Support the Charges?

The Broadmoor
Colorado Springa, Colo.


7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Registration Open

8 a.m.-Noon
What Does the Final Radiology Report Support?
Kristen Bickel Sliwinski, CCA, RCC

Charge capture in radiology is challenging. Departmental charges may be submitted before the final interpretation is authenticated. However, as the final report supports both the facility and provider charges it is important to confirm that it clearly defends all charges submitted. The session will be presented in a hands-on format where attendees will review actual reports for common imaging studies and procedures to practice spotting areas that may delay reimbursement or deny appropriate charges considering the current coding conventions.

At the conclusion of the session, the attendee will be able to:

  • Define what areas of the final report may be used to support charges
  • Identify areas of opportunity for improved dictation within their own groups
  • Assess the value of implementing an internal QA/review process

Noon-1 p.m.
Lunch

1-5 p.m.
Does the Interventional Procedure Note Support the Charges?
Jennifer Bash, RHIA, CPC, CIRCC, RCC

Each provider has their own style of describing the procedures performed.  Structured reporting isn’t required, but it is important to ensure that each component of the case be clearly identified.  The pre-procedure, intra-procedure, and post-procedure imaging summarized into a paragraph called “Findings” may not support the charges expected. The session will be presented in a hands-on format where attendees will review actual reports for common interventional radiology studies to practice spotting areas that may delay reimbursement or deny appropriate charges considering the current coding conventions.

At the conclusion of the session, the attendee will be able to:

  • Define key components for procedures and which can be a merge field
  • Identify areas of opportunity for improved dictation within their own groups.
  • Assess the value of implementing an internal QA/review process

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