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Webinar: Telemedicine: Coding, Billing and Compliance for Hospitals & Critical Access Hospitals

April 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Telemedicine services continue to grow both in volume and breadth of coverage. Much of the guidance for telemedicine or telehealth services comes from the Medicare program. Program changes occur almost every year, so it can be a challenge to make sure your staff is faithfully following the latest Medicare guidelines and regulations.

Dr. Abbey will discuss in detail how telemedicine is supposed to work, both for large and small CAH hospitals, and will help decipher the confusing rules and regulations terminology. Included will be discussion on the differences between telemedicine and telehealth. He will also provide a clear picture of those who can actually offer telemedicine services, and how these services are paid under the Medicare program. Finally, Dr. Abbey will review how third-party payers view telemedicine and telehealth services.

Target Audience

Hospital/Critical Access Hospital (CAH) coding personnel, billing and claims transaction personnel, nursing staff, outpatient service area personnel, Chargemaster coordinators, financial analysts, compliance personnel, physicians, practitioners and other interested personnel.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the general concept of telemedicine and how it works.
  • Discuss the underlying technology that allows telehealth services to work.
  • Identify the special terminology used to telehealth and the rules and regulations of telemedicine services.
  • Describe special requirements for physicians/paractiitoners.
  • Discuss how to code, bill and the reimbursement process for telemedicine services.
  • Explain clinical and billing privileges surrounding telehealth.
  • Describe changes in credentialing for physician providing telehealth services.
  • Discuss changes in coverage and types of services that can be provided through telemedicine.
  • Evaluate usual requirements for different providers relative to telemedicine services.
  • Featured Faculty

    Dr. Duane Abbey is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey Consultants. For more than 20 years, Dr. Abbey has provided health care consulting services to hospitals, physicians, and medical clinics. The focus of his consulting has been in the areas of compliance, payment and delivery systems. In addition to his consulting, he is an invited presenter for hospital associations, medical societies and other groups. He has also published articles and books on health care topics. The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

    Continuing Education Credits

    NCHA is authorized to award 1.5 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or re-certification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance with submitting application to the ACHE for advancement or re-certification.


    The fee for ONE connection is $199. NOTE: Other participants may sit in on the same connection. For each additional connection there is a charge of $199. Recordings are available for $25 with the purchase of one connection.


    James Hayes at jhayes@ncha.org or 919-677-4246


    April 10, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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