Physician Fee Schedule: Get More of the Revenue You Deserve

CMS MPFS Database
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:00PM ET Expert: Tracy Bird, FACMPE, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPC-I Length: 60 minutes CEU: 1.0
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Medicare par and non-par practices alike are required to use the Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File (RVF). Not doing so (without regard for specialty) will lead to noncompliance and hefty fines. For example, correctly using the RVF will make it possible for you to:

  • More accurately estimate Medicare payments and avoid repayments (par providers)
  • Avoid overcharging Medicare patients and stay off of the LCER report (non-par providers)
  • Surgical practices: Determine if a surgical assistant can be separately paid
  • Primary care providers: Maximize payments under the Primary Care Incentive Payment Program (PCIP)
  • And there is much more….

IMPORTANT: Physician Fee Schedule RVF guidelines are binding for ALL carriers that bill Medicare.

To ensure you are using the Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File correctly, join coding and billing expert, Tracy Bird, FACMPE, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPC-I, during her upcoming live online training on Thursday, November 21st at 1pm ET; where you will find the answers you need fast and effortlessly for:

  • How are Relative Value Units (RVUs) determined?
  • Why are RVUs so important to billing?
  • How much do Geographic Practice Cost Indices (GPCIs) affect payments?
  • What status indicators apply to which codes and where do you find that information?
  • How often does CMS revise and update RVUs?
  • What are supervision rules and how does compliance depend on them?
  • Where are codes indicated as bilateral, non-covered, professional/technical and so on?
  • How can you avoid claim denials based on global period days?
  • Why is the MPFS database important, even for healthcare professionals who are nonparticipating?

Even if you’ve used the Physician Fee Schedule for years, this session will open your eyes to additional reimbursement opportunities and possible compliance missteps. You will get the keys necessary to unlock the numerous benefits of this valuable tool and put them to work for your practice. Registration is limited, so sign up today.

Meet Your Expert

Tracy Bird
FACMPE, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPC-IPresident, Medical Practice Advisors

Tracy has over 40 years of experience in various specialties in the areas of practice management, billing and coding, including training, communications, and policy and procedure development.

She is an ACMPE Fellow with MGMA, a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), a Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CMPA), a Certified Evaluation and Management Auditor (CEMC) a Certified Professional Medical Coding Curriculum instructor (CPC-I), and an AAPC Fellow. Tracy is co-founder and past president of the NE Kansas Chapter of AAPC, a past president of MGMA-GKC and is currently serving on the Certification Commission for National MGMA and a State Liaison to Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Kentucky.

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