Rural Health Clinic Webinar Series

Rural Health Clinic Webinar Series

With all of the regulations and changes in today’s environment, it can be hard to keep up.

This webinar series is designed specifically to address issues for rural health care professionals. We will discuss topics that can help you meet the needs of your facility and also spark innovation to improve the administration of care in your community.

Join us for quality education and the opportunity to receive continuing education credits.

Webinar Schedule at a Glance

Date and Time (CT) Topic
Thursday, June 10 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. CDT Providing Clarity to Recent RHC Payment Changes
Friday, June 11 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. CDT RHC Billing and Coding Changes

Providing Clarity to Recent RHC Payment Changes

Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  

Course Description:
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 brought about significant Medicare payment changes to rural health clinics. Subsequent legislation has made further clarifications to this legislation. This session will provide background on the two pieces of legislation and how payments to rural health clinics will be impacted. We will also outline strategies for new and existing rural health clinics to consider.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how recent legislation will impact rural health clinics
  • Identify strategies for your rural health clinic to ensure proper Medicare reimbursement
  • Define opportunities to streamline your payment processes

Eide Bailly Facilitators  
Brian Bertsch | Principal, Healthcare Consulting

Brian Bertsch has more than 24 years of experience helping critical access hospitals, PPS hospitals and other rural providers improve their financial stability. His primary focus is healthcare consulting, working with hospitals on Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations, preparation and review of Medicare cost reports, chargemaster/cost report reviews, market pricing analysis, and other financial improvement analyses. Brian also provides education to staff, board members and constituents on Medicare reimbursement issues.

Ralph Llewellyn, CPA, CHFP | Partner-in-Charge of Critical Access Hospitals
Ralph started his healthcare career as a rural hospital CFO. For the past 24 years, he has been with Eide Bailly, where he conducts operational assessments and assists providers in enhancing financial and operational performance. He provides chargemaster/cost report audits and redesign projects, conducts reimbursement enhancement studies, and also assists in the development of physician compensation strategies. Ralph is a frequent speaker at state, regional and national healthcare conferences.

RHC Billing and Coding Changes

Friday, June 11, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   

Course Description:
RHC billing has seen significant change over the past year accompanying the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, which continues to carry over into 2021 with waiver extensions due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. These changes, coupled with Medicare updates to the 2021 office visit Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding guidelines, make for good opportunities to revisit process concerns with billing and coding compliance in the rural health settings.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the timeline for RHC billing changes over the past year
  • Define the 2021 E/M Coding changes
  • Discuss documentation for Medical Necessity
  • Summarize the telehealth billing options.

Eide Bailly Facilitators  
Susan Rohde, RHIT, CCS-P, CPC | Senior Manager, Healthcare Consulting

Susan has more than 25 years of healthcare experience with an emphasis on professional coding. She specializes in interventional radiology coding, surgical coding, ICD-10-CM and CPT coding for both inpatient hospital and outpatient clinic accounts. Susan also provides proper evaluation and management (E & M) education and training to providers and facilities to obtain accurate reimbursement. For the past 20 years with Eide Bailly, she has worked with clients on coding and clinical documentation reviews, charge capture assessments, benefit plan analysis and coding support. Susan is involved in AHIMA and NDHIMA and is active in research and article writing of topics related to current health information.

Deyon Suchla, Senior Manager | Healthcare Consulting
Deyon is a healthcare consulting manager with more than 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has spent 20 years in revenue cycle management with experience in hospital, clinic and long-term care operations. Deyon’s consulting and training is consistent with the compliance guidelines established by Medicare and other third-party payers for both UB-04 and CMS-1500 claims billing.

$125 for both sessions  

Each session is eligible for 1.5 credits of Specialized Knowledge & Application, and the total series is worth three credits upon verification of participant attendance.

*CPE Note: Each participant looking for CPE must register individually to receive a unique join link. This link will be tied to your name and email address. Sharing of connection links and/or group viewing will not count for CPE credit.

Target Audience
RHC Administrators, Billing Staff, CEOs and CFOs of hospitals with RHCs.

Jessica Gropel