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MAMES - Mississippi Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers
 

Mississippi Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers

 

Event: Medicare Survival Workshop (CIGNA)
Start: 08/31/2009
End: 08/31/2009
Description:

Where: MS Ag Museum,  1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216 (Ethnic Heritage Center)

Cost: $50 per person (to be paid during registration) Checks should be made payable to: MAMES

Registration: 8am-9am

Class: 9am-4pm

Lunch: 1 1/2 hours (on your own)

You must RSVP, as space is limited, by emailing the name(s) of individuals attending to sylvia@mames-org.com

DME MAC Medicare Survival Guide Workshops

Your CIGNA Government Services (CGS) Provider Outreach and Education (POE) team announces our new workshop series, "Medicare Survival Guide." These full-day workshops will focus specifically on Durable Medical Equipment policy and billing instructions. Your Medicare Survival Experts will field test your knowledge of Medicare issues and provide you with the skills to survive every day billing challenges. Whether you are a new or seasoned DME Medicare Survivalist, you will gain valuable knowledge from this straightforward and easy to follow Medicare Survival Guide.

Topics include:

  • Medicare Updates
    During this informative opening session, we will discuss to the importance of Medicare policies and procedures and show you what you need to know to bill appropriately. Included in this session is an up to the minute overview of the recent oxygen changes and how they impact you. We will also provide ample time to respond to your questions.
  • Medical Review
    Understanding Medical Review's 2009 pre-/post-claim payment audit initiatives helps you improve your audit strategy by understanding how coverage policies and documentation requirements impact audits. Learn about common errors discovered during audits of diabetic supplies, group II support surfaces, nebulizers and medications, power wheelchairs, and enteral nutrition.
  • Documentation/Intake Process
    Proper documentation and intake procedures improve your ability to submit claims for a variety of items and services. Established documentation procedures also help you when responding to an audit. During this session, we will review orders and Certificates of Medical Necessity, to provide you with a better understanding of how to bill Medicare. In addition, we will also review intake processes, the new Advance Beneficiary Notice form, and the importance of proof of delivery when submitting your claims.
  • CERT Reduction Plans: What You Need to Know to Decrease Errors
    This session provides you with important information on the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program and the role you play in reducing claim errors. We will demonstrate what CERT auditors look for and provide you with important tips to prepare for and respond to CERT audits.
  • Top Denials and Inquiries
    Claim denials can be confusing – especially when you are confident you billed a claim correctly. We help show you why some claims deny and offer education to help you reduce common claim denials. We will examine the top claim denials and how to avoid them.
   
   
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