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Web-Based Medical Coding Information Products – A Discussion: It’s Time to Move Forward

In today’s world of technology, many of us cannot imagine using rotary dial phones instead of our iPhones or Androids or buying encyclopedias from traveling salesmen to do our jobs. Computers are a part of our everyday lives and help us do everything we do with much more ease and efficiency. Imagine writing letters instead of emails, buying records instead of downloading music, or not having a computer to do your work in your current job.

However, in the medical coding industry, many of us still insist on using print materials that are not current and which don’t allow us to work as efficiently as we could. Let us show you how web-based coding information products provide the same information that code books do, in the same way, only with more current information and much more efficient look-up capabilities. You’ll see why the majority of web-based product users often wonder how they did their jobs before.

Date: July 14, 1 PM EDT
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Working Smart! Using MedicalReferenceEngine.com to Improve your Regulatory Knowledge

This educational session will demonstrate a smarter way to search for information using the web-based Optum360 MedicalReferenceEngine.com. A proprietary repository of governmental regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and 26 (and growing) state Medicaid associations makes up the core of the Medical Reference Engine. Additional information includes guidelines from other government agencies including the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations, and Optum360 proprietary tools, such as DRG decision trees. Supplementing this information, 36 Optum360 publications are included as eBook resources, with more to be integrated.

Date: September 1, 1 PM EDT
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Staying ahead of the coding curve
Four focus areas to strengthen and enhance coding performance
Now more than ever, the small hospital is faced with external regulatory and payer pressures which translate into increasing demands on coding departments. Higher staffing costs, higher technology costs and higher responsibility mean higher expectations.

During this event we discussed four standard areas coding leaders can focus on to increase their level of performance: People, Processes, Technology and Priorities.
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Avoid RAC Take-backs and Reduce Administrative Costs Associated with RAC Audit Processing
This year brings the first significant break in RAC activity for health care providers. Now is the time to take advantage of the RAC break to assess current programs, review historical data and centralize audit management processes. The steps taken now to improve RAC processing will drive significant returns when the RACs reconvene.

This webinar discusses these steps and how Optum Audit Management solutions maximize growth opportunities by identifying and mitigating risk and protecting profits.

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Compliance Checking - Reduce bad debt, denials, and unnecessary write offs
Learn how Optum Compliance Checking can help you prevent mistakes on the front end of a claim cycle, ensuring that you're not banking on phantom dollars at the back end.

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Real Strategies for Small and Rural Hospitals. Create a Plan with Optum Billing Solutions to Defend Against Financial Pressures.
This information-packed session will help you better understand the unique financial challenges faced by small and rural hospitals and provide strategies to offset the financial impact throughout your organization.       

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Audit Management — Maximize Your Workflow and Minimize Take-backs   
Learn why Audit Management from Optum is your solution to maximizing your workflow and minimizing take-backs. This product showcase will outline the risks and recommend solutions that will automate RAC and all payer audit requests.

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Arming Your Hospital with Tools to Stay Financially on Track with Federal and Payer-specific Requirements
Hospitals are reeling from financial and compliance pressures. A combination of bad debt, newly covered patients, changing reimbursement models and the risk of denials place already slim operating margins in greater peril. It’s easy to see why more than 70% of hospitals are reporting a loss in revenue.This webinar will discuss how Compliance Checking and Audit Management solutions from Optum maximize growth opportunities by identifying and mitigating risk and protecting profits. Additionally, special guest Shelly Walters, Associate Director of ICD-10 & Industry Driven Solutions at Optum, shares hospital recommendations for ICD-10 preparedness and reflects on the recent delay.  

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Prepare for ICD-10 and Reduce Medical Necessity Write-offs  
Most of us have heard the maxim "work smarter, not harder," and that’s never been more true than now with the ICD-10 transition on the horizon.    

This webinar outlines how Optum Compliance Checking and Audit Management solutions can help you work smarter by helping you reduce medical necessity denials and boost oversight of RAC, CMS and other payer audits to minimize future recoveries.

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