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2014 Part A Medicare Partnership Tour: Partnering to Reduce Errors
07/22/2014 - 08/27/2014 J11 Part A

Note: CMS requires that Medicare contractors track all educational activities, which consists of capturing the provider’s six-digit Provider Transaction  Access Number (PTAN) and National Provider Identifier (NPI). When registering for the workshop, you must provide this information during the registration process.


Are you looking for ways to reduce errors, improve your cash flow, and increase staff productivity? If so, you will not want to miss the FREE Palmetto GBA 2014 Medicare Partnership Tour: Partnering to Reduce Errors.


By partnering with hospitals (Part A providers billing on the UB-04 claim form or electronic equivalent) the workshops will explore:

  • New concepts Palmetto GBA is Introducing to the Provider Community
  • Using Data Analysis
  • Medical Review Strategy and Medical Review Findings
  • Navigating Your Way through the Appeal Process
  • Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) and Identified Errors
  • Improving Documentation
  • Compliance
  • Health Information Management


Our goal is your goal: reduce errors to ensure your claim is processed the first time you submit a claim. Getting it right the first time is just half the battle. Your documentation has to tell the story or paint the picture in order to establish medical necessity and support the services you bill. Why spend time resubmitting, adjusting, and appealing claims when getting it right the first time saves you valuable resources?


This workshop is intended for providers who want to partner with Palmetto GBA to define vulnerabilities, improve your productivity and cash flow and remain compliant with Medicare regulations to reduce errors.

Material presented at the Part A hospital session would be of greatest interest to those Part A hospital providers and staff working in the following capacities and whose claims are submitted on the UB-04 claim form or electronic equivalent:

  • Financial Directors
  • Revenue Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Appeal Managers
  • Audit/Auditors
  • Reimbursement Managers
  • Medicare Billing Managers
  • Medical Records Managers
  • Utilization Review Committee Members
  • Hospital Association Vice Presidents
  • HFMA Leadership Members    

To reserve your seat and find out more about the workshop closest to you, make sure you:

  • Create a profile at the Event Registration Portal to create an account if you have not already done so
  • Log in to your Event Registration Portal account and you will be able to register yourself as well as others at your facility.
  • The locations for the workshops will be included in the registration information, feel free to register for the workshop closest to your facility.

Palmetto GBA will also be offering Part B workshop sessions at the same locations as the Part A workshops.  If you are a Part A provider (billing on the UB-04 claim form or electronic equivalent), you do not need to register for the Part B workshop.

Details regarding dates, times, and locations are included in the registration information. Palmetto GBA reserves the right to limit the number of attendees from one facility to assure as many providers as possible are able to attend.
Participants are reminded registration will begin one half hour prior to the start of each session.  For example, if the workshop begins at 8:00 am, registration will open at 7:30 am.  If the workshop begins at 1:00 pm, registration will open at 12:30 pm.


Participants will have the option to complete the workshop evaluation and access the workshop handouts through the use of a Quick Response (QR) code using your smart phone or tablet. A number of free QR code apps for your smart phone or tablet are available for you to download prior to the event.  You may also complete the paper evaluation form should you not have a smart phone or tablet with you.


To review workshop information via twitter:   #2014PartnershipTour


Palmetto GBA has 'Gone Green'! Palmetto GBA is no longer providing paper copies of workshop handouts. Electronic copies of all the meeting materials will be posted under the workshop link on the Palmetto GBA website prior to the event. If you choose to print the material as opposed to accessing the information on your laptop or other electronic device at the workshop, you may want to print 4 slides per page. 


As with any workshop, you may want to bring a sweater should the room be cooler than anticipated.