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Palmetto GBA is pleased to present our first-ever virtual MACtoberfest® — “Shelter in Place. We are Coming to You.” Medicare providers from both Jurisdictions J and M are encouraged to register for this October 20–21 event. For your convenience, and to support your ever-changing schedules, the sessions will be split into two days.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20–21, plan to join the MACtoberfest® presenters from our Medical Affairs and Provider Outreach and Education Clinical teams, along with other important Medicare-related partners. Sessions begin each day at 9 a.m. ET.
During the two-day sessions we will share the latest available information regarding the current state of Medicare.
Note: Providers will be required to sign up for each session separately, at no cost.
The audio for this presentation is broadcast through your computer speakers or headphones. Please test your audio device(s) prior to the start of each presentation. A telephone conference line is not used for the webcast.
Copies of many of these presentations, along with additional resources, will be available once the event begins.
Join Wendy Weary as she welcomes participants to the Part A providers Palmetto GBA's 2020 Virtual MACtoberfest®! Charles Canaan, RN, will discuss discharge planning and working with other entities.
Join Kara Gainer and Matt Sivret with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as they discuss Inpatient Rehabilitation for neurology stroke. Rehabilitation plays an important role in the recovery of stroke survivors and others affected by physical, speech and cognition deficits.
Join Wendy Weary, POE, in a review of MSP Non-Group Health Plans, (i.e., liability, no-fault) guidelines. Followed by MSP Auditor, Linda Williams, who will discuss current MSP audit findings and tips to avoid errors.
Join Vinsetta Montgomery and Areka Freeman from the Provider Outreach and Education team as they review new COVID-19 Public Health Emergency information and other Medicare quarterly updates.
Join our Palmetto GBA Appeals director, Kathy Kardules as she reviews current Appeals findings. Emily Barnes with Innovative Solutions will follow with a review of the C2C Part A East Appeal Demonstration.
Sandra Booker, Provider Outreach and Education Consultant, will discuss the CMS prior authorization program for certain hospital outpatient department (OPD) services for dates of service on or after July 1, 2020. As a condition of payment, a Prior Authorization Request is required for the following hospital OPD services:
Insufficient documentation is one of the top reasons for Medicare medical denials. Join Provider Outreach and Education Consultant, Sandra Booker as she discusses documentation compliance.
Debra Goodman will provide insight into billing and utilization issues as it relates to Comparative Billing Reports. Rick Altobello will review the data analysis process involved in CBRs/eCBRs.
PARD'ner with Audit and Reimbursement Director, Arteya Robinson as she discusses provider payments in accordance with Medicare laws, regulations, and instructions.
EDI manager, Kim Campbell, will bring you up to date with EDI news and reminders. Followed by Belinda Marin, POE manager, who will review the latest in eServices!
Join Provider Enrollment Analyst, Monica Entzminger, as she reviews current PE hot topics for Part A providers.
Dr. Bill Rifkin, Managing Editor and Physician Relations Specialist with MCG Health will focus on how to best use MCG guidelines to reduce the 30-day rehospitalization rate for Medicare beneficiaries. This talk will be a corollary to the "CITE for Physicians" collaboration that is underway between Palmetto GBA and MCG.
Mariellen Morgano, MCG Health Account Director, will address how to use MCG guidelines to streamline the delivery of evidence-based post-acute care, with the focus of reducing re-hospitalizations.
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Last Updated: 10/20/2020