Palmetto Announces Part A/B 2012 Fall Tour Workshop Series

Palmetto GBA has announced its 2012 Fall Tour Workshop series.  Providers are invited to join as they discuss Medicare coverage and billing updates, as well as clinical and documentation information affecting the Medicare provider community. The target audience includes Part A hospital and skilled nursing facility (SNF) providers and all Part B provider specialties.

Part A Coverage and Billing topics will include:

  • Medicare updates
  • Provider Contact Center (PCC) process
  • Adjust/appeal/clerical reopenings
  • Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) - Liability
  • Updating beneficiary information with the Coordination of Benefits Contractor (COBC)
  • Billing and coverage reminders
  • Online Provider Services (OPS)
  • Web resources
  • Claims Error Rate Testing (CERT)
  • Compliance
  • Top inquiries/denials

Part B Coverage and Billing topics will include:

  • Medicare initiatives
  • Department processes
  • Medical documentation/signature requirements
  • Billing and coverage reminders
  • Online Provider Services (OPS)
  • Web resources
  • Claims Error Rate Testing (CERT)
  • Compliance
  • Top inquiries/denials

This workshop series is recommended for providers, administrators, billers, nurses and other healthcare professionals that submit claims to Medicare. The workshop will provide insight for new, intermediate or advanced staff. Palmetto suggests that providers that are new to Medicare attend online learning courses for beginners.

Featured speakers will include Provider Outreach and Education department staff and Medical Review department staff.

The fall tour kicks off September 5, 2012, and will continue through October 2012.

Times

The series will offer Part A hospital and SNF sessions at the same time as Part B session is offered. This will allow providers who wish to attend both sessions to be able to do so by attending the Part A session that pertains to their provider type (SNF or hospital) and then attending the Part B session that occurs opposite of their Part A session on the same day.

Registration Information

Specific meeting locations and dates will be announced as scheduled and will be posted on the Event Registration Portal on the Palmetto GBA website (for Part A providers) and (for Part B providers). Space is limited and varies by location. Registration is free on a first come, first served basis.  


Event Dates

Week One

  • Roanoke, VA – September 5, 2012 (AM & PM)
  • Charleston, WV – September 6, 2012 (AM & PM)
  • Morgantown, WV – September 7, 2012 (AM & PM)

Week Two

  • Fredericksburg, VA – September 11, 2012 (AM & PM)
  • Richmond, VA – September 12, 2012 (AM & PM)
  • Virginia Beach, VA – September 13, 2012 (AM & PM)