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Understanding the Medicare LCD’s and NCD’s

Live Webinar

  • 60 minutes
  • 2 Days Left
     Sep 19, 2019
  •   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

LCD’s and NCD's are Medicare’s way of sharing their ideas related to certain procedures and services.  Because Medicare only reimburses for those procedures and services which they consider medically necessary, LCD’s and NCD's explain those circumstances and the rationale behind Medicare decisions.  While NCD’s have no geographical boundaries and apply to anywhere in the Country, LCD’s are geographically specific and are created and maintained by the Medicare carrier that adjudicates the claim in that area, so there can be difference LCD's and guidelines for the same procedures in different areas of the Country.

Join this session by expert speaker Lynn M. Anderanin, where she will share all of the websites and links for LCD’s and NCD’s and give tips on how to navigate through the determinations in the most time-efficient manner while obtaining the information that is needed.

Session Highlights:

  • Identify where you can find Local Coverage Determinations (LCD) and National Coverage Determinations (NCD)

  • Know the criteria necessary to choose the LCD’s based on your geographical area

  • Review the layout of these determinations to be able to obtain information from them efficiently

  • Explore how to find the articles related to LCD’s for critical coding information to be applied to claims

  • Get the latest updates on LCD’s and NCD’s and when those updates normally occur

  • Apply determinations to your claims for proper processing the first time

  • Realize other insurance carriers that are applying the same determinations to claims

Why you should attend:

LCD’s and NCD’s are directional information on the appropriateness and medical necessity of procedures and services for Medicare patients.  Attendees will learn everything they need to know about these determinations and how to apply them to their billing and coding.  After the webinar they will be able to apply what they have learned to claims they are submitting to Medicare as well as understand when the receive a denial for a claim in which an LCD or an NCD has been applied.

Who should attend:

  • Billers

  • Coders

  • Collection staff

  • Managers

  • Supervisors

  • Administrators

  • Anyone that works in the revenue cycle will benefit from this webinar


*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session. 
** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

Lynn M. Anderanin

Lynn M. Anderanin

Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPMA, CPC-I, COSC, is the Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physician’s revenue cycle management company. She has over 36 years’ experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopedics. Lynn is currently a Workshop and Audio Presenter. She is a former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served on several other boards for the AAPC. She is also the founder of her Local Chapter of the AAPC.

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