Vernaglia Moderates Ten-Part Web Conference Series on Reimbursement Presented by HCCA

13 March 2007 HCAA News

Partner Lawrence Vernaglia will moderate a 10 part series, Reimbursement Primer for Compliance, Ethics and Legal Officers: “Everything You Have Always Wanted to Know About Reimbursement, but Were Afraid to Ask,” presented by HCCA.

Much of the work of compliance, legal and ethics officers in health care organizations relates to ensuring proper reimbursement for the services, devices, drugs and devices provided. It is a fundamental base of knowledge of for effective work in the industry. Often, these officers will have a good understanding of the specific reimbursement requirements of their own company (or, at least, relating to issues that have been brought to their attention). Yet, compliance, legal and ethics officers frequently do not have a broad base of reimbursement knowledge across industries. This is critical as your employer negotiates arrangements with other types of providers, or branches into new lines of service. This series is designed to provide that broad base of reimbursement knowledge in a "fundamental" and user-friendly format. This course is not intended to provide technical mastery of an entire subject. Rather, it is designed to offer the basics of reimbursement across the health care industry spectrum.

This 10 part series will offer the participants the basics of reimbursement in a variety of settings, including hospitals, medical practices, home health and hospice providers, long term care, health plans, and pharmaceutical enterprises. The program will wrap-up with a final session providing the perspective of the enforcement community on the reimbursement issues covered. The program will be useful both to the new as well as experienced compliance, legal or ethics officer. The program is intended to be taken in its entirety, though listeners are welcomed to join in to one or more discrete programs of interest to them.

Sessions include:

  • Hospital Inpatient Reimbursement – March 6, 2007
  • Hospital Outpatient Reimbursement – March 13, 2007
  • Cost Reimbursement Principles – April 4, 2007
  • Physician and Other Part B Practitioner Reimbursement – April 10, 2007
  • Post Acute Care; Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living – April 17, 2007
  • Home Health and Hospice Reimbursement – May 1, 2007
  • Drug Reimbursement: Medicare Part D and Other Drug Reimbursement Systems – May 8, 2007
  • Medicaid Reimbursement Fundamentals – May 15, 2007
  • Managed Care Primer and Commercial Reimbursement Fundamentals – May 22, 2007
  • Perspectives from the Enforcement Community – May 29, 2007

For more information or to register, please visit the HCCA Web site.

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