Presented by Samantha E. Sikorski, ACA
3.0 Continuing Education Credits
This workshop is not included in any convention registration package, and is available as an a la carte purchase. Limited to 50 participants.
With the increase of Medicare Advantage Plans, replacement plans, and Third Party Participation dispensers are being thrust into the unknown world of insurance billing. Due to the high regulations of the insurance industry and the lack of audiology specific coding instruction, both audiologists and dispensers alike are playing roulette every time they submit a claim. This workshop is intended to offer those with experience of insurance coding and billing a deeper look at reimbursement from all aspects of managed care. This workshop will help participants understand how to use electronic claim submissions to their advantage and when insurance contracting can be good, or not, for business.
Attendees will receive a first-ever workbook dedicated to educating hearing aid dispensers on managed care participation that includes the dos and don’ts of billing, real-life case-scenarios, tips on network agreements for private payers, sample forms and when to use them, and a complete breakdown of the 1500 claim form and all current options for each section laid out in detailed, easy-to-read format.
Who is this workshop for?
Managed care participation touches every aspect of a hearing healthcare practice. Staff responsible for verifying, billing, testing, and/or applying payments should attend this in-depth seminar.
What will I save?
Money. Errors and denials account for a substantial portion of debt in dispensing and audiology practices. Providers trying to “figure it out” often find themselves paying substantial fees, experiencing lost revenue, and/or enduring significant payment delays due to coding mistakes that could easily have been prevented. Current resources offer guidance based on Medicare guidelines but fall short of instruction geared to those whose practices are primarily tailored to dispensing hearing aids. If you have even one single unpaid claim, this seminar will give you the tools necessary to get the claim paid so you can focus on helping more people hear.
INSURANCE BILLING WORKSHOP (Additional)
Note: This workshop is not included in any package and is only available for the additional fee noted above. Limited to 50 participants.