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May 14, 2013

Webinar: Documenting Inpatient Medical Necessity

This session will look at CMS, RAC, and OIG interpretation of inpatient medical necessity and compliance.  What documentation must be provided?  A new initiative for continuous documentation improvement programs, from retrospective medical necessity denials will be addressed.
May 16, 2013

Webinar: Internal Revenue Code 501(r) Compliance Related to Community Health Needs Assessment

New Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(r) imposes additional requirements for hospitals to attain and maintain tax-exempt status under IRC Section 501(c)(3).  This program will provide an overview of specific 501(r) requirements related to the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and provide hospital management and board members with a better understanding of key CHNA components necessary to achieve and maintain compliance.  In addition, this program will assist organizations in planning for and understanding the initial CHNA process.
May 16, 2013

Webinar: Documenting Medical Necessity for Outpatient Services

To avoid denials, much is required to support the code assignments for outpatient services.  Medical Necessity has been identified by CMS and the OIG as the ‘Overarching Criterion’ for Medicare Payment.  Non-Medicare Payors have expanded their concurrent and retrospective review of documentation to support ‘medical necessity’ for reimbursement.  National Coverage Determinations (NCD), Local Coverage Determinations, (LCD), Medically Unlikely Edits, (MUE), and National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits all contribute to this complex web of rules.  Understanding all the documentation elements required to support outpatient medical necessity can be very challenging. 
June 5-7, 2013

Registration is now opened: 17th Annual Western Regional Trustee Symposium

The mission of the Western Regional Trustee Symposium is to continue its tradition of commitment to quality health care governance programming at an affordable cost. The program will offer strategies to achieve the following objectives:

  • Enhance leadership and consensus building skills
  • Broaden attendees' awareness of current health care trends that affect trustees and how they serve their boards and communities
  • Examine 'best practices' of successful health care governance and health care business strategies for practical application in the boardroom
  • Provide networking opportunities for trustees and leaders from hospitals of varying size and scope
  • Challenge conventional thinking with fresh approaches to standard health care governance concerns and business practices

Registration Deadline: May 16, 2013
PLEASE NOTE: A $55 per person late fee will be added to all registrations received after this date.

June 13, 2013

Webinar: Innovative Changes to the Reimbursement System

This discussion will assist your organization in understanding innovative reimbursement mechanisms that are developing as a result of healthcare reform.  Many new reimbursement structures are being developed, implemented and evaluated as health care moves from payment based upon volume, to payment based upon value.  We will discuss these structures, how they are working, how they can be improved and the keys to making them work for your organization.  National trends in payor/provider relationships will also be discussed as well as what to expect for the near future. Lastly, we will outline managed care payor strategies that could be part of your next negotiation.
October 24-25, 2013
Save the Date: AzHHA 2013 Annual Membership Conference
We hope you will join us at the beautiful The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Resort in Marana, Arizona. More details coming soon...

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Phoenix, Arizona 85004-1051
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