04/27/10 FCSO Part A eNews: Register now for Medifest 2010

Cortesía:  Raúl Alicea

Aproveche esta oportunidad y regístrese para el Medifest 2010. El enlace a continuación contiene las instrucciones para registrarse y la agenda con secciones en español. Nos vemos en el Medifest 2010.

 Register for the Medifest 2010! Through the link below you can register and see the agenda for the events. See you there! 


Raúl Alicea-Morales, MBA/HCM, CHA - Health Insurance Specialist - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - P:787-771-3660 - F:212-266-0536

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Subject: 04/27/10 FCSO Part A eNews: Register now for Medifest 2010


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Register now for Medifest 2010

June 8-9 -- Renaissance Orlando Hotel Airport (Orlando, Fla.)

Register today for First Coast Service Options' (FCSO) exciting Medicare educational event -- Medifest 2010. This dynamic, face-to-face symposium will be held at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel Airport in Orlando, Fla., and is open to all members of our provider community. Take advantage of interactive Medicare educational workshops, learn from our knowledgeable subject-matter experts, and talk with representatives from companies offering products and services designed especially for Medicare providers.

You may join us for one or both days of this educational conference and choose from a wide selection of informative seminars and workshops designed to facilitate your continued success as a Medicare provider.

These are just some of the seminars and workshops that we’ve developed especially for our Part A providers:

  • 935 Recoupment and Appeals process (A) (English and Spanish): Medicare overpayments are costly to everyone -- to providers as well as to the Medicare program. This interactive workshop offers you the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the 935 recoupment process for Medicare overpayments and to learn your rights as well as your responsibilities if an overpayment occurs. We’ll also discuss how to properly respond to a demand overpayment letter and guide you through the progressive levels of the appeal process.

  • Inpatient DRG (A) (English): Gain a greater insight into FCSO’s complex medical review process for inpatient hospital diagnosis related group (DRG) claims. During this informative seminar, we’ll discuss specific medical review findings from FCSO's 2009 DRG probe and their correlation with common comprehensive error rate testing (CERT) errors. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore potential steps that may assist you with the correct application of DRG codes and help you avoid costs associated with claim denials and overpayments.

  • Medical Documentation (A) (English and Spanish): If it isn’t documented, it hasn’t been done. -- this adage has long been familiar to health care professionals and serves as a reminder of the importance of thorough medical documentation to ensure the receipt of accurate, timely reimbursement for furnished services. This interactive workshop, focusing on the institutional setting, will allow you to test your knowledge and teach you how to minimize avoidable costs created by insufficient or inaccurate medical documentation. You’ll learn how to avoid common documentation errors, to properly respond to documentation requests, and avoid unnecessary recoupments associated with the CERT program, recovery audit contractor (RAC) reviews, and contractor probe reviews.

  • Medicare Claim Review Programs (A/B)(English): Few phrases inspire as much fear among providers as “claim review.” But did you know that many of the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services’ claim review programs are designed to help providers as much as they are meant to safeguard the Medicare claims process? This seminar will provide an overview of CMS’ five claim review programs and explain their respective roles within the lifecycle of Medicare claims processing. You’ll also learn how these pre- and post-payment review programs can impact your business, how to identify potential vulnerabilities in your practice or facility, and how to take proactive measures to prevent negative financial impacts.

Click here to view the Medifest 2010 agenda, and make sure to check our new Medifest page for event updates. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to expand your knowledge of the Medicare program and network with other health care professionals.

Register for Medifest 2010 today.


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