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Medical Necessity: The Key to Capturing Services and Keeping your Reimbursement (On-Demand) | June 2019
Released:  June 2019
Viewing Time:  1 hour
The recording of this one-hour webinar will provide your practice with a current look into medical necessity issues impacting gastroenterology. With payers requesting documentation prior to payment and post-payment for infusions, multiple endoscopies, diagnostic studies and high level visits, the importance of documenting to specificity is essential for economic survival. Excellent resource for physicians/providers, managers, coders, schedulers, preauthorization/utilization review coordinators, and clinical staff members.
Learning Objectives
This webinar will address the following questions and give clarity on these coding items:
  • ICD-10: Does your first diagnosis listed on the claim support the medical necessity? This is the most important issue since the payer’s computer either pays or pends the claim based upon that code.
  • Endoscopy Reports: Is there a clear indication?Are methods documented?Any contradictions in report?
  • Infusions: Is there a specific indication?Were hydration services necessary?
  • Diagnostic studies:What are payers looking for?
  • E&M services: What is needed to support a level 5 new patient service or a level 3 initial inpatient visit?
Kathleen A. Mueller, RN, CPC, CCS-P, CMSCS, ICD-10 Proficient
AskMueller Consulting, LLC
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Hardware/Software Requirements
Windows Requirements: 
Operating system: Windows 7+ 
Browser: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 10+, Google Chrome 10+ 
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection 
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+ 

Macintosh Requirements: 
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+ 
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+ 
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+
Contact Information
For technical difficulties or questions related to content or CME credits, please contact ASGE between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM (CST) at 1-866-353-2743 or email
Availability: On-Demand
Available Jun 07, 2019 to Jun 06, 2022
Cost: Member: $99.00
Non-Member: $149.00
Credit Offered: 1 CME Credit
1 Participation Credit
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