Webinar: How to Handle the Non-Compliant Patient
Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: How to Handle the Non-Compliant Patient

Webinar: How to Handle the Non-Compliant Patient

Presented By: Jeff Baird, Esq, Brown & Fortunato, P. C.

October 24, 2018

2-3:30 pm

This webinar is approved for 1 CEU credit for RTs from AARC.

This webinar is also approved for 1 CEU for nursing credits from Grand View Hospital.

“Grand View Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation”.

A “non-compliant patient” can take many forms. For example, an oxygen patient may negligently, recklessly or intentionally damage his concentrator. As yet another example, the oxygen patient may fail to have a face-to-face visit with his physician in order for the DME supplier to obtain a recertification CMN. And what about the oxygen patient who refuses to return his concentrator when the RUL has expired? Or what about the oxygen patient who insists on smoking when using the concentrator? This program will discuss the legal rights the supplier has in response to a noncompliant patient. Recognizing, however, that it may be unrealistic…and perhaps even risky…for the supplier to exercise its legal rights, the program will discuss practical steps that the supplier can take to deal with a non-compliant patient. Examples of practical steps include sending out reminder letters, sending out lapse notifications, offering gift card incentives to persuade a patient to return an item, and contacting the patient’s physician and/or caregiver.

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Oct
31
2:00 PM14:00

The Eagle Has Landed.... Now How Do I Bring It Home Webinar

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Webinar: The Eagle Has Landed…. Now How Do I Bring it Home
Presented By: Jane Wilkinson-Bunch
Jane’s Healthcare Consulting

October 31, 2018

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

If your company attended the PAMS Fall Program on September 12, 2018, this webinar is free, please click this link and fill out the form to register.

The webinar is $59.00 for all other members and $89.00 for non-members.

The patient is yours! NOW.........how do I process this patient from intake, to delivery, to billing, to collections efficiently and accurately? Have you ever looked at the Flows & Processes of your company? I mean really went step by step and interviewed each employee throughout the company to see what happens to that ONE claim when it comes in the door? You will be amazed at the "waste" and the zig-zag pattern it takes from HELLO! We will look at how to efficiently design an organization that can fly though the process, with auditing capabilities along the way to ensure we are in compliance at the time we transmit all the way to collecting the secondary and posting the payment. We will also discuss auditing mechanisms that should be occurring along the way. Being audited should be an easy process and when you have the documentation up front, it is much more efficient to gather the documentation, write cover letters and send on it's merry way!

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PAMS Fall Program:
Sep
12
8:30 AM08:30

PAMS Fall Program:

PAMS Fall Program

 

September 12, 2018
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Member:
$140 each for first two attendees
and $99 each for additional attendees

Non-Members:
$225 per person

The Central Hotel and Conference Center
800 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111

For room reservations call the Central at 717-561-2800

Register Today!

Pay By Check

If you would prefer to pay by check, just send us an email to

Kelly@pamsonline.org

Let her know how many people will attend and she will send you an invoice.

 
 

Our Presenters

Jane Wilkinson-Bunch

President/Founder

Jane’s Healthcare Consulting, Inc.

2123 Tigger Trace NE
Marietta, Ga. 30066
770-366-0644 mobile
me@janebunch.com

 

Jane is the CEO and Founder of Jane’s Healthcare Consulting, Inc. located in Marietta, Georgia. With over 32 years of experience in the HME, Pharmacy, Operations/Processes and Retail profession, Jane has owned & operated her own family HME businesses, pharmacy and boutiques for most of her life. Jane focuses on providing educational seminars nationwide, training, fighting audits for providers, corporate compliance plans, HIPAA Compliance Plans/Monitoring, assisting in fraud and abuse cases, due diligences, licensure regulations, Obtaining Insurance Contracts, Disease Management Plans & Programs and MUCH more! She has been involved with the Competitive Bidding projects since 1999 and offers assistance and advice on streamlining, bidding, organizational structure and networking for providers affected by the bidding process. Jane also assists companies in their operations and processes to streamline and become more productive and profitable, as well as entering businesses and contracts to diversify your business away from just Medicare and Third Party Payors. A consultant and reimbursement specialist, Jane is also well published and is and has been a frequent speaker at many industry trade shows including Mutual Drug, Heartland, Medtrade, state associations and various conventions in the healthcare industry. Jane serves on many boards and is very active throughout the healthcare industry. When it comes to the HME/Pharmacy industry you are best served by a consultant and industry expert that has been in the field and knows what it takes to operate a HME company. Jane will continue to provide the services to her clients that she is known for…...”Quality and Care.” She is entertaining and is also providing Boot Camps throughout the US that are well attended


 
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Trina St. Ours

Education Consultant

NORIDIAN HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS LLC

Trina St. Ours is an education consultant with Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC. She assists suppliers with learning the various Medicare requirements for billing Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) for Jurisdiction A. Trina has almost 20 years of Medicare experience with 12 years dedicated to the HME Industry. Before joining the Noridian education team, Trina was the appeals supervisor for the prior JA Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor (DME MAC).

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Webinar: Cybersecurity: Don’t Risk it All When it Comes to Patient Data
Aug
16
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Cybersecurity: Don’t Risk it All When it Comes to Patient Data

Webinar: Cybersecurity: Don’t Risk it All When it Comes to Patient Data

Presented By: Carol Albaugh, The VGM Group

August 16, 2018

2-3:30 pm

This webinar will give attendees a realistic perspective of the criminal lurking from half a world away—trying to steal your private business and patient information. The FBI reports that the stealing of health care records is the Holy Grail for hackers, offering them a huge payday. There is valuable data within the patient information business store, including Social Security numbers, credit cards, dates of birth, insurance account numbers, and up-to-date contact information. This session will give attendees guidance on how they can learn from others’ mistakes and protect their business from hackers.

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Webinar: Home Sleep Testing and the CPAP Supplier:  What is Proper and What is Improper
Jul
18
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Home Sleep Testing and the CPAP Supplier:  What is Proper and What is Improper

Webinar: Home Sleep Testing and the CPAP Supplier:  What is Proper and What is Improper

Presented By: Jeff Baird, Esq., Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

July 18 2018

2-3:30 pm

This webinar is approved for 1 CEU credit for RTs from AARC.

This webinar is also approved for 1 CEU for nursing credits from Grand View Hospital.

“Grand View Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation”.

 

Awareness about obstructive sleep apnea today is similar to awareness of diabetes 20 years ago. Most physicians (not just pulmonologists) are aware that OSA leads to many health problems. The opportunity for the DME supplier is to be able to sell the CPAP to the patient as well as the supplies (mask, tubing and filter) on a regular basis thereafter. In the past, testing for OSA occurred primarily in “brick and mortar” sleep labs where the patient would spend the night. Over the last several years, testing for OSA has increasingly shifted to home sleep testing. This is more cost-effective and patient friendly. Recognizing that abuse can occur if the DME supplier has any connection with the HST, CMS has essentially said that a CPAP supplier can have nothing to do with a HST. As to whether commercial insurers impose similar restrictions is on an insurer-by-insurer basis. This program will discuss the restrictions that CMS has placed on DME suppliers, the consequences if the supplier does not adhere to the restrictions, and the type of relationship that the DME supplier can have with the HST entity. Lastly, this program will discuss whether the restrictions apply to a CPAP supplier that is owned by a hospital that also conducts the HSTs.   

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Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Devices
Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Devices

Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Devices

Presented By: Kari O’Hara and Paula Berriche from the Noridian DME MAC Jurisdiction A Provider Outreach and Education

June 26, 2018

10:00 – 11:30 am ET

This webinar is Free 

In the PAP webinar, the following agenda items will be covered:

Affordable Care Act Requirements

  • Suppliers will understand the statutory requirements and Face to Face requirements necessary for claim payment.

Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT)

  • Suppliers will understand the CERT program and how it is used to measure and improve the quality and accuracy of Medicare claims submission, processing, and payment.

Coverage Criteria

  • Suppliers will learn about the coverage requirements for positive airway pressure devices and accessories.

Coding

  • Suppliers will learn about the appropriate coding for equipment throughout the rental period as well as coding for accessories.

Definitions

  • Topics such as apnea, hypopnea, apnea hypopnea index, respiratory disturbance index, sleep tests, and adherence to therapy will be discussed.

Documentation

  • Suppliers will learn what documentation is needed to provide items from this policy, including medical records, orders, beneficiary authorization and proof of delivery.

 

 

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Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

Q’s on the Q’s: Questions on the clarification of question 5 of the CMS 484 and the volume adjustment modifiers QF, QE, QG, QA, QB and QR.

Q’s on the Q’s: Questions on the clarification of question 5 of the CMS 484 and the volume adjustment modifiers QF, QE, QG, QA, QB and QR.

Presented By:  Kelsey Kansler, Director of Revenue Cycle Management  MedBill

June 21 2018
2:00 – 3:30 pm

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Confused by the new volume adjustment modifiers for Medicare oxygen? Not sure where to start making changes? We can help! Please join the PAMS webinar on June 21th 2018 at 2 pm for “Q’s on the Q’s”. In the webinar we will recap what changes were made on 4/1/18, what the changes mean to providers, and what steps to take going forward. Presentation is conducted by Kelsey Kansler, Director of Revenue Cycle Management at Medbill, LLC, a billing service based in Pittsburgh, PA.


PAMS is offering a special discount for those who purchase all 4 webinars!

If you are looking to purchase just this webinar, please click the 3 or Less button and select the webinar you would like to attend. 

Please Click the Button Above to Pay by check.

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May
2
9:00 AM09:00

BOC CDME Specialist Workshop

BOC CDME Specialist Workshop


May 2, 2018

9:00 – 4:30 pm Workshop

5:00 – 7:00 pm Test

Hilton, Harrisburg, PA

Cost $50.00 per person for the Workshop and $50.00 per person for the Test

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Certified DME specialists are highly valued as an assurance of professionalism and quality care for patients and referral sources. CDME certification demonstrates a broad understanding of the DME field, including the intake process, product selection, dispensing and setup, documentation, billing, compliance and performance management.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 2, 20189:00 AM - 4:30 PM, is the “Introduction to the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME)” workshop, presented by Jeff Hedges, CDME, President & CEO of R.J. Hedges & Associates. Jeff is a former BOC Board Member and was named one of the “Top 175 Innovators in Orthotics and Prosthetics” in 2015. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, BOC will administer the CDME exam. To be eligible for the exam, a high school diploma and 500 hours of experience in the DME industry are required.

Exam registration is through BOC. To register, create a "MyBOC account by clicking on Apply for Certification or log in to your existing account. Then click Apply Now, select DME Specialist and choose Event Code MA2018CDME

 

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Mar
20
2:00 PM14:00

Breathe Easy: Respiratory Device Requirements Made Simple Webinar

Ronda Buhrmester, VGM Group and Abrielle Uritz, van Halem Group

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Is information in the medical record?  Where is the documentation?  Are you the only supplier collecting this much documentation?  These are just some of the questions DME suppliers are dealing with on a daily basis with referrals, and even patients.  During this webinar, Ronda and Abby are going to discuss the importance of documentation requirements to meet medical necessity to making sure the correct information is received.  Can the medical record information be included on the order?  Find out this and more about documentation requirements related to respiratory equipment on the webinar.


If you are planning on paying by Check, please make sure you mail it to the new PAMS address, 185 Newberry Commons #268, Etters, PA 17319.

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