Medicare Boot Camp® - Long-Term Care Version

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Medicare Boot Camp® - Long-Term Care Version

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Medicare Boot Camp® - Long-Term Care Version

Course Overview

 

HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp®—Long-Term Care Version offers the help you need to to locate the answers to your most troublesome Medicare questions, enhance your skilled documentation to meet medical necessity and level of care requirements, determine the correct RUG-IV payment category drive by the MDS, identify the dollars you deserve and prevent payment denials, and prepare for the ICD-10 transition. This course also covers the latest Medicare regulations and rules to ensure that your staff is up to date and properly billing for services.


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The Medicare Boot CampLong-Term Care Version follows a Medicare patient from preadmission through discharge, addressing the function of each department and uncovering the pitfalls along the way.

Prepare your staff to seamlessly manage blending scheduled and unscheduled MDS assessments while keeping up to date on the latest Medicare regulations and rules. Our exceptional instructors provide positive reinforcement and ensure that every student learns, regardless of experience level.

Check out all the benefits of the HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp®—Long-Term Care Version:

  • Focus on the actual rules—This course focuses on learning how to find and apply CMS rules and guidelines to ensure skilled nursing services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries are assessed and billed accurately and appropriately.
  • Hands-on learning—At the conclusion of each course module, participants work through a set of exercises to ensure they understand the concepts and know how to apply them to real-world situations.
  • Custom-designed course materials—Materials are developed by instructors and editors specifically for this intensive learning format. Each participant receives comprehensive course materials and convenient access to current Medicare statutes, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Small class size—Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.
  • Highly rated—Course participants consistently give the course an overall rating of 4.8 or higher (on a 5-point scale).
  • Well-established program—We currently conduct more than 12 Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version courses each year.


Post-Program Support
- Two weeks after the program, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a follow-up call with your instructor, in which you can ask additional questions about what you learned, address any implementation issues, or get help prioritizing your to-do list.

The Medicare Boot Camp - Long-Term Care Version is offered around the United States at various locations. For a list of upcoming courses, click "Locations/Dates".

Medicare Boot Camp® - Long-Term Care Version

Course Locations & Dates

 

Below is the current course schedule for upcoming Medicare Boot Camps - Long-Term Care Version. We update this schedule on a regular basis. The instructors listed for each class are subject to change based on scheduling conflicts and other factors.

Registrations are processed in the order received. Class size is limited and classes often sell out. We recommend against making travel arrangements until after we have confirmed your course registration. If space is available, it may still be possible to register for a particular class after the regular registration deadline listed below (please call our office to confirm space availability).

To register for a class, click the "Register" button. If you would like to register multiple attendees, click the "Register Multiple Attendees" button.

Locations marked as "Tentative" are subject to change. To view our Cancellation Policy, click here.

View Schedule For: Medicare Boot Camp® - Long-Term Care Version
 September 2014 | | October 2014 | November 2014 | December 2014

     September 2014

Location Class Dates

Las Vegas, NV

Price Per Person: $1,349
Hyatt Place Las Vegas
4520 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
702/369-3366
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Room Rate: $ 99 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Sep-15-2014
Sep-15-2014
thru
Sep-18-2014
(8:30 am until 5:00 pm each day)
 
 
 

October 2014

Location Class Dates

Davidson (Charlotte), NC

Price Per Person: $1,349
Homewood Suites by Hilton - Davidson
125 Harbour Place Drive
Davidson, NC 28036
704/987-1818
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Room Rate: $ 109 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Oct-10-2014
Oct-27-2014
thru
Oct-30-2014
(8:30 am until 5:00 pm each day)
 
 

November 2014

Location Class Dates

Scottsdale, AZ

Price Per Person: $1,349
Homewood Suites by Hilton Scottsdale
9880 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480/368-1200
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Room Rate: $ 109 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Oct-26-2014
Nov-10-2014
thru
Nov-13-2014
(8:30 am until 5:00 pm each day)
 
 
 

December 2014

Location Class Dates

Houston, TX

Price Per Person: $1,349
Courtyard by Marriott Houston Galleria
2900 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056
713/622-3611
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Room Rate: $ 179 / night
Room Rate Cut-Off: Nov-13-2014
Dec-08-2014
thru
Dec-11-2014
(8:30 am until 5:00 pm each day)
 
 
 


Medicare Boot Camp® - Long-Term Care Version

Course Outline

DAY 1

Module 1: Overview of the Medicare Program / Research

  • Types and basics for Medicare programs: A, B, C, D
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • Medicare Part C or Medicare Advantage Plans: including coverage requirements and contractual recommendations
    • Medicare Part D or Drug Plans
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Medicare regulation research: End your confusion over the CMS website and find what you need


Module 2: SNF Coverage and Documentation

  • Technical Medicare requirements for admission to a SNF
  • Starting and ending a benefit period
  • "Skilling" basics
  • Identify covered services and document appropriately


Module 3: Beneficiary Notices Initiative

  • Type of notices: SNF ABN, ABN, NEMB, expedited review
  • When and how to issue an ABN


DAY 2


Module 4:
The Resident Assessment Instrument and the Minimum Data Set 3.0

  • Critical review of the MDS 3.0
  • Concepts and constructs
  • Coding for accuracy, coding for payment
  • Problematic assessment and communication areas
  • Linkage between interviews, culture change, and repeat business in the SNF
  • Scheduling challenges posed by the new OMRA assessments (COT, EOT, SOT)


Module 5:
SNF PPS Payment

  • RUG-IV-acuity-based reimbursement
  • Link payment items to the MDS assessment and ADLs
  • Compute RUG rates
  • Challenges of RUG-IV
    • Determining payment days with both prospective and retrospective assessments
    • Revenue projection challenges
  • Strategies to bring in repeat business


DAY 3


Module 6:
SNF Billing Under Part A

  • Accurate UB-04 coding
  • Billing challenges related to retrospective assessments
  • Specialty claims: LOA, benefits exhaust, no pay
  • Utilization of Medicare days


Module 7:
SNF Consolidated Billing

  • Knowing what is and what is not the responsibility of the SNF under consolidated billing
  • Build your internal bill review processes


Module 8:
Part B Outpatient Therapy and Ancillary Billing

  • Rules, regulations, documentation requirements for Part B therapy
  • Completing the UB-04
  • Adhering to the NCCI edits (-59 modifier, etc.)
  • Examine the facility requirements for each type of billable service
  • Facility billing options
  • Documentation requirements


DAY 4


Module 9: Diagnosis Coding for SNFs

  • ICD coding conventions and structure
  • Coding examples
  • Decision-making process regarding which codes to include on the UB-04
  • Overcome transition challenges to ICD-10


Module 10: Medicare Medical Review: Medicare A, B, C

  • Preparing for external reviews: MAC, CERT, RAC, ZPIC
  • Trigger points that may flag an audit or review
  • Tips to reduce audit likelihood
  • Case study for "triple check" review


Module 11: Medicare Appeals Process: Medicare A, B, C

  • Levels of appeal
  • Timing


Module 12: Medicare Compliance and Risk Management

  • Components of a compliance plan
  • Ensuring data accuracy
  • How to audit a record
  • Documentation tips
  • Education and training


Medicare Boot Camp® - Long-Term Care Version

Learning Objectives

After attending this boot camp you'll be able to:

  • Identify key sources of authority for Medicare in a SNF.
  • Describe the Medicare Part A coverage criteria requirements.
  • Restate the categories of Part A skilled services in the SNF.
  • Describe the appropriate use of beneficiary notices.
  • Identify the MDS 3.0 clinical qualifiers for SNF PPS.
  • Identify the components of the UB-04 for the purposes of SNF billing.
  • Identify a minimum of three services excluded from consolidated billing.
  • Compare four Medicare Review entities and their review focus.
  • Describe the five levels of the appeals process.
  • Discuss methods to enhance Medicare compliance.

Medicare Boot Camp® - Long-Term Care Version

Continuing Education

 

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

This program has been approved by the AAPC for 28 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.


Certification Compliance Board (CCB)

This program has been approved for 33.6 Certification Compliance (CCB) Continuing Education Units in Compliance Training and Education and Auditing and Monitoring for Compliance. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of the program content or the program sponsor.


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)     

HCPro, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 28 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro, Inc.


California Board of Registered Nursing

HCPro, Inc., is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 33.6 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.


National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB)     

This education offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (NAB) and approved for 28 clock hours and 28 participant hours.


National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)     

Earn up to 33.5 CPE Credits!

Program Level: Intermediate

Delivery Method: Group-Live

HCPro, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org.

Medicare Boot Camp® - Long-Term Care Version

Questions/Answers

 

What is the focus of the Medicare Boot Camp — Long-Term Care Version?

Medicare Boot Camp - Long-Term Care Version is an intensive, four-day course that offers the help you need to navigate RUG-IV payment. It also covers all the latest Medicare regulations and rules to ensure that your staff is up to date and properly billing for services. Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version follows a Medicare patient from preadmission through discharge, addressing the patient needs and the related function of each department as well as identifying the pitfalls along the way.


Where is the course offered?

Open registration courses are offered at various locations around the country, typically at mid-priced business hotels, such as the Hyatt Place or Hilton Garden Inn. For a current schedule of upcoming open registration courses, click on "Locations/Dates" above.


Does HCPro offer this course "on-site"?

In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the Medicare Boot Camp — Long-Term Care Version as an on-site course (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need training. For more information on hosting an on-site course at your facility/offices, click on Host an On-Site Course.


What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?

To view our Cancellation Policy, click here.


Who should attend this course?

  • Reimbursement directors and staff members
  • Finance directors and staff members
  • Business office managers and staff members
  • Directors of nursing and nursing department staff members
  • Therapy staff members
  • Administrators and owners
  • MDS coordinators
  • Quality assurance managers and staff members
  • Compliance officers and auditors
  • State surveyors
  • Carrier/fiscal intermediary personnel
  • Long-term care lawyers, consultants, and CPAs
  • Legal department personnel


What material does the course cover?

To view the course outline, click on "Course Outline" above.


Does the course require any previous experience or training?

No. However, because of the fast-paced nature of the course, it is highly recommended (but not required) that participants have at least one year of experience working in a long-term care setting. However, the course starts with Medicare fundamentals and does not assume that participants have any particular background or experience. Familiarity with the MDS and the ICD-9-CM and HCPCS coding systems is helpful, but not required.


How is the course taught?

The course is taught using a combination of lecture, class discussion, and hands-on exercises/case studies.


What do I need to bring to class?

When you arrive at class, you will receive an extensive notebook of course materials. These binders will contain all the materials needed for the training. Please ensure room in your luggage for the return trip home.


Does HCPRO ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies?

Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share".


How do I get more information?

Contact Customer Service at 800-780-0584 or customerservice@hcpro.com.