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Jun 07, 2019
The Bottom Line

Hot topics to attend at the Revenue Integrity Symposium (RIS)

The LTC track at RIS has something for every contributor to your facility’s billing and reimbursement cycle. In her session PDPM Implications for Senior Management, HCPro’s regulatory specialist and boot camp instructor Stefanie Corbett, DHA, will cover everything from reviewing your prescreening process, to resident goal setting and therapy contract negotiation, to helping providers understand how to optimize reimbursement under PDPM. Although multiple departments may find this session helpful, it’s a must-attend for chief financial officers, administrators, vice presidents, and directors.

Catch Corbett again for her session on Consolidated Billing: Impacts on Reimbursement Under PDPM, as she dives into how SNFs can achieve higher reimbursement for residents with greater clinical complexity, higher acuity, and multiple comorbidities.

For the interdisciplinary team, Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, will explain how providers can shift the discussion from rehab minutes to components under Section GG during her session Reinventing Your Triple-Check Process. This session will also cover Return to Provider codes, diagnosis coding specificity, and matching MDS documentation to the claim.

Billers and business office managers won’t want to miss John W. Carter’s session Tracking Payer Correspondence to Prevent Lost Claims, on navigating the different mediums through which providers and payers communicate, and best practices for capturing and tracking correspondence when juggling multiple payer types.

We’ll also have sessions on avoiding common cost reporting mistakes, implementing revenue cycle management best practices in your SNF, using your performance data to maximize reimbursement, and tracking therapy utilization to minimize claim denial risk, as well as a PDPM crash course for the business office.

New for 2019 is a track focused on professional development, which can help attendees navigate their career opportunities. Last year, RIS debuted several sessions on professional development and revenue integrity strategy, which were met with a great response. The introduction of a track focused on these skills is designed to further assist attendees in learning about leadership in healthcare. Sessions in this track include a panel discussion focused on success and leadership, and a panel on securing and retaining talent.

Additionally, AMBR and NAHRI are pleased to welcome keynote speaker Denise Ryan to RIS for the first time. Not your typical motivational speaker, Ryan is genuine and highly skilled—she holds the title of Certified Speaking Professional, a designation awarded to fewer than 10% of professional speakers. Join her as she kicks off day one with a keynote session on staying motivated in fast-paced, high-responsibility jobs.

Check out the agenda for full session descriptions.

 

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