RBMA Spring Forward Coding Series 2024

As the leaves change and autumn arrives, join us for the RBMA Fall Virtual Coding Bootcamp and explore the expansive topics that will be delivered by coding experts, providing you with the knowledge and skills to strategically position your practice for success. This four-session program will be held on October 31, November 7, November 16, and November 21.  >>> REGISTER NOW

Session Schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023
1-2:15 p.m.

Navigating MIPS Updates and Documentation Challenges in Radiology
Jenny Studdard, MLS, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CPC, CPCO

In this webinar, we will delve into the dynamic world of MIPS (Merit-Based Incentive Payment System) and explore the annual updates introduced by CMS for radiology measures. Whether these changes have minor or major implications, we will provide a comprehensive review. Additionally, we will tackle the persistent challenges associated with deciphering the documentation requirements for radiology measures and offer valuable recommendations to achieve the coveted "performance met" status.
At the end of this session, you will:

  • Keep abreast of the measures available for radiology and anticipated changes in 2024.
  • Assess and enhance current documentation practices to determine if they will meet measure requirements for "performance met.”
  • Drive provider document improvements to ensure measure requirements are met.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023
1-2:15 p.m.

Mastering Coding Challenges for Contemporary Clinical AI Innovations
Melody W. Mulaik, MSHS, CRA, RCC, RCC-IR, CPC, COC

In this informative webinar, we will delve into the dynamic realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within radiology. While AI has a long history in the field, many of these technologies remain cutting-edge and emergent. Mastering the intricacies of coding associated with these innovative AI technologies is vital to ensuring billing practices that are both precise and compliant. Join us to explore the nuances of coding AI in radiology and stay ahead in this evolving landscape.
At the end of this session, you will:

  • Gaining comprehensive knowledge of the existing American Medical Association (AMA) taxonomy for AI technologies and staying informed about forthcoming changes scheduled for 2024.
  • Comprehend the timing and essential requirements involved in the code development process at a high level gaining insight into the Category I and Category II codes.  
  • Identify AI technologies that already have established procedure codes and when unlisted codes must be applied.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023
1-2:15 p.m.

Maximizing Revenue Effective Evaluation & Management Billing Strategies for your Practice

In this webinar, we will explore the significant transformations that evaluation and management (E&M) codes have undergone in recent years and their implications for your medical practice. The most successful interventional radiology practices possess the knowledge and tools necessary for precise and efficient capture and billing of patient visits. By implementing the right strategies, E&M services can become a valuable source of previously untapped revenue. Join us to understand the latest E&M code changes, identify potential missed billing opportunities within your practice, and acquire actionable strategies for ensuring accurate service captures. Additionally, we'll discuss special circumstances impacting E&M billing, including telemedicine, complex/extended visits, interprofessional consultations, and payer policies.
At the end of this session, you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the recent changes to evaluation and management codes and documentation requirements for various types of patient visits.
  • Comprehend how to identify areas within your practice where patient visits might have missed billing opportunities and grasp the importance of accurately capturing these services.
  • Apply our knowledge to address special circumstances that may impact your practice's E&M billing, including telemedicine, complex/extended visits, interprofessional consultations, and payer policy.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023
1-2:15 p.m.

Enhancing Radiology Billing Through Effective Medical Necessity Strategies
Karna Morrow, CPC, CCS-P, RCC

In this webinar, we will delve into the critical issue of medical necessity in radiology billing. Medical necessity denial remains a significant challenge within the field, often ranking among the top 5 coding denials. These denials, while time-consuming, can be mitigated through proactive education initiatives tailored to both clinical and coding teams. Gain strategies to determine ownership of denials, optimize messaging to clinical staff for behavioral change, navigate the evolving landscape of Medicare prior authorizations, and develop internal guidelines to balance production coding with the need for comprehensive patient narratives.
At the end of this session, you will:

  • Acquire knowledge of how to identify the stakeholders responsible for medical necessity denials and understand the steps required to address these denials effectively.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to adapt and refine communication messages directed at clinical staff to influence behavioral changes that support medical necessity compliance.
  • Develop a practical action plan that addresses the evolving landscape of Medicare prior authorizations, ensuring smoother processes and fewer denials.
  • Create internal guidelines that help coders strike a balance between efficient production coding and the imperative of conveying the patient's clinical narrative.


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