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Webinars / Teleconferences
Event Name Date Start Time End Time Details
Reopenings and Redeterminations Webinar 3/23/2017 10:30 AM  11:30 AM  This webinar will guide the attendee through the process of handling claim denials from both a Reopenings and a Redeterminations perspective.
Power Mobility Devices Webinar 3/28/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for power mobility devices.
Wheelchair Options Webinar 3/29/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for wheelchair options and accessories.
Wheelchair Seating Webinar 3/30/2017 10:30 AM EST 11:30 AM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for wheelchair seating.
TENS Units Webinar 4/4/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST Join us for a review of the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for TENS units and accessories.
Nebulizers Webinar 4/5/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for nebulizers and inhalation medication.
Immunosuppressives Webinar 4/7/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will detail the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for immunosuppressive medication after an organ transplant.
PAP Webinar 4/11/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST In this webinar, we will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for positive airway pressure devices and related accessories.
ABNs and Upgrades Webinar 4/13/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar focuses on the ABN and when to use it. Time will also be spent reviewing upgrades and the appropriate modifiers associated with the upgrades.
PAP LiveLine Plus Webinar 4/14/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This is our PAP Q and A webinar where we will discuss available resources and review the primary reasons for claim denials from pre- and post-pay audits. Bring your PAP questions to the webinar.
Modifiers Webinar 4/16/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar provides an overview of the modifiers that can be appended to Medicare claim lines. CGS modifier resources will be discussed as well.
Diabetic Shoes Webinar 4/18/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will take an in-depth look at the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes as well as the roles of the Certifying Physician versus the Prescribing Physician.
Medicare 101 Webinar 4/18/2017 02:30 PM EST 04:00 PM EST Medicare 101 is our Introduction to Medicare and a great training tool for new staff! We will provide an overview of billing DME claims to the Medicare program.
CGS and Noridian Condition of Payment PA Webinar 4/19/2017 03:00 PM EST 04:30 PM EST Noridian and CGS Provider Outreach and Education staff are hosting a Condition of Payment Prior Authorization Program webinar on April 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time 2:00 p.m. Central. This collaborative webinar will help answer questions for the DME supplier community regarding the new required prior authorization of K0856 and K0861 for the states of Illinois, New York, Missouri and West Virginia.
Medicare 102 Webinar 4/20/2017 02:30 PM EST 04:00 PM EST The Medicare 102 webinar will help suppliers with handling situations after claims have been submitted. Learn how to handle unprocessable claims, denied or rejected claims, what to look for on the Remittance Advice and more!
Diabetic Shoes LiveLine Plus Webinar 4/20/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This is our Diabetic Shoe Q and A webinar where we will discuss available resources and review the primary reasons for claim denials from pre- and post-pay audits. Bring your Diabetic Shoe questions to this webinar.
AFO and KAFO Webinar 4/21/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for ankle/foot and knee/ankle/foot orthoses.
Documentation Req - Principles Webinar 4/25/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST The agenda includes an overview of the principles of documentation, amendments and corrections to medical records, signature requirements and Comprehensive Error Rate Testing CERT. This is part 1 of 3 in the series.
Documentation Req - Orders and CMNs Webinar 4/26/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar reviews the elements for a valid detailed written order versus a five element order and a dispensing order. Time will be spent discussing CMN and DIF forms. This is part 2 of 3 in the series.
Documentation Req - Refill and Delivery Webinar 4/27/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will detail documentation requirements for continued use and continued need, refills on recurring items, proof of delivery and ABNs. This is part 3 of 3 in the series.
Knee Orthoses Webinar 4/28/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for knee orthoses.
Documentation Requirements - Principles Webinar 5/2/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST The agenda includes an overview of the principles of documentation, amendments and corrections to medical records, signature requirements and Comprehensive Error Rate Testing CERT. This is part 1 of 3 in the series.
Lower Limb Prostheses Webinar 5/4/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will focus on the coverage criteria, including K levels, as well as the documentation requirements for lower limb prostheses.
External Infusion Webinar 5/5/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST Join us for an in-depth review of external infusion pumps, along with the infusion drugs and supplies that are covered under this LCD and Policy Article.
Doc Requirements - Orders and CMNs Webinar 5/9/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar reviews the elements for a valid detailed written order versus a five element order and a dispensing order. Time will be spent discussing CMN and DIF forms. This is part 2 of 3 in the series.
Medicare 101 Webinar 5/9/2017 02:30 PM EST 04:00 PM EST Medicare 101 is our Introduction to Medicare and a great training tool for new staff! We will provide an overview of billing DME claims to the Medicare program.
Medicare 102 Webinar 5/10/2017 02:30 PM EST 04:00 PM EST The Medicare 102 webinar will help suppliers with handling situations after claims have been submitted. Learn how to handle unprocessable claims, denied or rejected claims, what to look for on the Remittance Advice and more!
Manual Wheelchair Bases Webinar 5/11/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will detail the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for the various manual wheelchair bases.
Surgical Dresssings Webinar 5/12/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for surgical dressings.
Doc Requirements - Refill and Delivery Webinar 5/16/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will detail documentation requirements for continued use and continued need, refills on recurring items, proof of delivery and ABNs. This is part 3 of 3 in the series.
Hospital Beds Webinar 5/17/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for hospital beds and related accessories.
Reopenings and Redeterminations Webinar 5/18/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will guide the attendee through the process of handling claim denials from both a Reopenings and a Redeterminations perspective.
Respiratory Assist Devices Webinar 5/19/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will detail the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for RADs.
Oxygen Webinar 5/23/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for oxygen and oxygen equipment.
Participation and Assignment Webinar 5/24/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar focuses on the nuances of being a participating or nonparticipating supplier as well as billing claims assigned versus nonassigned. There will be time for questions from the webinar attendees after the presentation.
Oxygen LiveLine Plus Webinar 5/25/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This is our Oxygen Q and A webinar where we will discuss available resources and review the primary reasons for claim denials from pre- and post-pay audits.
Enteral Nutrition Webinar 5/30/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will review the coverage criteria and documentation requirements for enteral nutrition.
Prior Authorization Process Webinar 5/31/2017 10:30 AM EST 12:00 PM EST This webinar will outline the new Condition of Payment Prior Authorization process and the Prior Authorization Demonstration Project. Current HCPCS codes that are applicable for PAR submissions will be discussed.
State/Regional Association Meeting
Event Name Date Start Time End Time Location Details
ATHOMES Spring Meeting 3/31/2017 03:00 PM CST 04:00 PM CST Nashville Airport Hotel, 2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN Lisa Marie Hofer, Provider Relations Senior Analyst, will represent CGS at the Association for Tennessee Home Oxygen and Medical Equipment Services spring meeting. She will review recent changes in the Medicare program. Visit www.athomes.org for registration and the full meeting schedule.
TN Society of O and P Spring Meeting 4/8/2017 08:00 AM CST 03:00 PM CST Hyatt Place Memphis Primacy Parkway Lisa Marie Hofer will represent CGS at the Tennessee Society of Orthotists and Prosthetists 2017 Spring Meeting on April 8. She will detail recent changes in the Medicare program, discuss the CGS website and applications, and review Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes requirements during the day. Go to www.tennsop.org or registration information.
FAHCS Spring Conference 5/3/2017 04:30 PM  05:30 PM  Holiday Inn Westshore: 700 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609 Liz Daniels, Provider Relations Senior Analyst, will represent CGS at the Florida Alliance of Home Case Services Spring Conference. Liz will review recent changes in the Medicare program, including changes implemented due to the CURES Act. For registration and meeting details access the FAHCS Website at: https://www.fahcs.us/
MESA Mid-Year Conference 2017 5/4/2017 12:00 PM  01:00 PM  Wyndham Dallas Suites - Park Central, Dallas, TX Angie Cooper, Provider Relations Senior Analyst, will represent CGS at the MESA Mid-year Conference in Dallas. Angie will review recent changes in the Medicare program, including changes implemented due to the CURES Act. For registration and meeting details access the MESA Website at: http://www.mesanet.org
Sleep Dallas 5/19/2017 01:00 PM  03:00 PM  Gaylord Texan Resort Conference Center, Grapevine, TX Angie Cooper, Provider Relations Senior Analyst, will represent CGS at Sleep Dallas on May 19 at the Gaylord Texan. Angie will participate in a session that addresses Medicare coverage of oral appliances for OSA. Intended for dentists and their teams who treat sleep apnea, this is the 7th Annual Event. Please send a request for details to: jwingsze@sleepdallas.com.
Partner-Sponsored Workshops
Event Name Date Start Time End Time Location Details
Cahaba Part B 2017 Medicare Expo 4/18/2017 12:45 PM  02:00 PM  Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN Michael Hanna, Provider Relations Senior Analyst, will represent CGS at the Cahaba 2017 Part B Medicare Expo in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on April 18, 2017. Michael will conduct a presentation detailing documentation requirements from a DME perspective to practitioners and their office staff. Cahaba is the MAC for Part A and Part B for Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. click this link for more information about the event: http://www.cahabagba.com/news/2017-medicare-expo-registration-open/.
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