The OMS Billing course is the capstone to the Coding Certificate Program. It focuses on documentation guidelines, predetermination tips, claims filing, appeal tips and fraud and abuse. Accurate coding and billing services must be a priority for every OMS and his or her staff due to increased fraud and abuse investigations stemming from strict billing guidelines and inaccurate coding.
- Review healthcare fraud and abuse issues addressed by federal and state laws and their impact on offering discounts.
- Demonstrate adherence to standards for appropriate coding and implement compliance plans that include conducting compliance audits.
- Explain various methods for setting office fees, including annual percentage increases, cost-based fees, national percentiles and percentage increases over Medicare.
- Describe types of managed care organizations – including HMO, PPO and POS plans – and basic elements of MCO contracts.
- Discuss basic elements of commercial and government-sponsored health insurance plans, including different reimbursement methodologies.
- Apply and/or understand Medicare-related policies, such as the National Provider Identifier, provider enrollment, accepting assignment, participation vs. nonparticipation vs. opting out, mandatory claims submission, timeframes for claims filing, Medicare notices (ABN) and more.
- Use pre-, intra- and post-claims processing submission procedures, such as predetermination, preauthorization, coordination of benefits, clean claim filing, electronic submission, contractual adjustments, write-offs, overpayments and more.
- Define the appeals process, starting with reading and understanding the EOB, writing appeal letters, internal and external commercial insurance reviews, and the Medicare process.
- Examine future healthcare reimbursement topics, including pay for performance, healthcare transparency and computer-assisted coding.
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Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
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The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 9.0 continuing education credit(s).
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The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For AAPC credit, please contact the AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Staff at (800) 822-6637.
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