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Ask the Contractor Teleconference (ACT): Reducing Invalid and Incomplete Appeal Requests
08/14/2014 JM Part B
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Teleconference

Palmetto GBA will host the next J11 Part B Ask the Contractor Teleconference (ACT) on August 14, 2014, from 10 to 11:00 am, ET. This call is intended for Part B providers and their billing staff who are billing for services rendered in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.


This ACT call will focus on reducing submission of invalid and incomplete appeals. This teleconference should be of interest to office and billing mangers, auditors, billers, coders, medical record staff, compliance officers, and providers.


Subject discussion will include:

  • Brief discussion of what constitutes an invalid first level appeal
  • Required information when submitting a first level appeal
  • Identified first level appeal request errors
  • Appeal resources

To better facilitate the call, fax your completed Ask the Contractor Teleconference (ACT) Request using the fax number listed on the form. All questions must include your name, practice name, PTAN, state and contact information (include email). Questions submitted should not be patient or provider specific or include any protected health information.


Questions should be submitted at least five business days in advance of the call to allow for appropriate research. Questions submitted closer to the date of the call may not be answered on the call.


Registration: There is no registration required for this call. Provider will however, be required to provider their group NPI and PTAN (or individual NPI and PTAN if not a group) when being connected to the teleconference.


Please dial in at least 5 to 10 minutes prior to the call to register your attendance with the call operator.


Conference Call Information:
Date: August 14, 2014
Time: 10 to 11 a.m. ET
Teleconference Number: (866) 745-0425
Pass Code: 36465524