Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Indiana Wesleyan University
2530 Sir Barton Way, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40509


TownePlace Suites- Lexington South/ Hamburg Place

 ROOM BLOCK IS AVAILABLE FOR $109 per night UNTIL 8-29-18

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 1.     Calculate and evaluate the HHRG, HIPPS Code and Episode Exceptions

• Review the calculation of the HHRG & HIPPS code

• Review the Episode Exceptions – LUPA, PEP, Outlier & Therapy

2.     Verify Medicare Eligibility of patients and calculate Adjacent Episodes. Complete a RAP and Final Claim form

• Medicare verifications on patients w/HIQH screen examples, field by field on claim form.

•Discuss managed care issues while verifying eligibility.

3.     Describe the process for effectively auditing a Chart for purposes of identifying pre-bill issues and Medicare Secondary Payor Issues.

• Review process of auditing a pre-bill for final claim purposes – both Medicare and NonMedicare Payors.

• Review Medicare Secondary Payor (MSP) Billing Requirements

4.     Establish processes to improve revenue cycle management

• Review Job Descriptions of Revenue Cycle Team

• Review Reporting required to monitor cycle

• List Program Integrity risks and how agencies can manage that risk

6 Contact Hours Awarded

KBN Provider Offering #5-0020-18-030 ** KPTA Approval #CS44-2008-KPTA

Member: $180 / Non Member: $280

Melinda Gaboury, COS-C, CEO

Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

 Melinda is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS). Melinda Gaboury and Mark Cannon founded the company in April 2001 to provide financial, reimbursement, billing, operational and clinical consulting to the home care and hospice industries.

With more than 27 years in home care, Melinda has over 17 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day-to-day interaction with home care and hospice professionals.  She routinely conducts Home Care and Hospice Reimbursement Workshops and speaks at state association meetings throughout the country. Melinda has profound experience in Medicare PPS training, billing, collections, case-mix calculations, chart reviews and due diligence. ZPIC, RA, ADR & TPE appeals with all Medicare MACs have become the forefront of Melinda’s current impact on the industry. She is currently serving on the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board as ex-officio and is Associate Director on the Home Care Association of Florida Board of Directors. Melinda is also the author of the Home Health Pocket Guide to OASIS-C2: A Reference Guide for Field Staff.

Melinda attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee and received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  She began her career in 1991 with a large Tennessee based homecare chain as a staff accountant and later joined a national healthcare consulting firm as their Reimbursement Manager.   

Prior to the inception of Medicare PPS, Melinda began researching, auditing and reviewing processes with OASIS, ICD-9 Coding and clinical documentation. She has developed and taught clinician and billing Medicare PPS Training and Hospice Training Workshops in a variety of venues. Melinda’s priority remains bridging the gap between clinical and financial issues in home health and hospice agencies.   The one unique thing that Melinda brings to the industry is the development of very effective compliance education while being able to also teach the reimbursement aspect and how they are directly related.

Melinda has many years of firsthand experience in the following key areas: 

  • Medicare PPS Billing Training
  • Medicare Hospice Billing Training
  • Chart Reviews as a result of OIG Corporate Integrity Agreements
  • Chart Reviews for Billing, ICD-10 Coding & OASIS Integrity Issues
  • Coordination of Clinical and Financial Staff Communications
  • Home Health PPS & Hospice Billing, Collections & Case Mix Calculations
  • Medicare Revenue Recognition Models
  • Operations Reviews and Process Improvement
  • Due Diligence Procedures
  • Staffing Pattern Analysis
  • Management of a Medical Billing Department
  • Financial Feasibility Studies/Certification Applications
  • Correspondence and Appeals with Medicare Administrative Contractors