Monthly Webinars

During the one-hour monthly Webinars, AOPA experts provide the most up-to-date information on a specific topic.  Webinars are held the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM Eastern.  One registration is all it takes to provide the most reliable business information and CE Credits for your entire staff.  If you’ve missed a Webinar, AOPA will send you a recording of the webinar and quiz for CE credits, so you can still take advantage of the series discount and the valuable learning opportunities.

Per Seminar Sign Up for the 2019 Half Year Series & SAVE!
AOPA Members $99.00* $495.00
Non-Members $199.00* $995.00

AOPA members use code “member” when registering for the $99 price.

*Includes an unlimited number of participants per telephone line. Earn 1.5 Business CEs each by returning the provided quiz within 30 days and scoring at least 80%.  All webinars begin at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Webinar registration fees are non-refundable. AOPA can provide the webinar recording if registrants cannot make the scheduled webinar.

Sign up for the 2019 half  year series and get 1 FREE session.

2019 Monthly Webinars

January 9Understanding the Knee Orthoses Policy
Hear an in-depth review of the KO LCD & Policy Article including:
• Examine which additional codes can be used with each base code
• Determine what documentation is needed for each type of knee orthoses
• Determine when you may use the KX modifier on a KO claim
• Review the Reasonable Useful Lifetime of all knee orthoses
• Review all other pertinent information found in the LCD & Policy Article
Purchase Recording
February 13Patient Outcomes: Best Practices & How to Use Them
This webinar will focus on the principles of developing and using patient outcomes in your practice:
• What exactly are “patient outcomes”
• Why you should pay attention to patient outcomes
• Best practices for tracking patient outcomes
• How to track patient outcomes
• How to use patient outcomes to improve care and your business
Purchase Recording
March 13Advanced Beneficiary Notice: Get to Know the ABN Form
Examine the proper usage of the ABN form, and how it is a valuable tool in protecting your financial liability:
• Learn when an ABN is appropriate, examine common scenarios of when an ABN should be used
• Learn to use the ABN when billing for upgraded features
• Learn how the ABN can ensure a partial payment for services rendered
• Learn to avoid the common mistakes, which can make your ABN invalid
• Learn to understand all the modifiers associated with an ABN
• And more...
Purchase Recording
April 10Shoes, External Breast Prostheses, Surgical Dressings and Other Policies
The webinar will focus on some of the often-overlooked policies in O&P, including the Surgical Dressing Policy and the External Breast Prostheses Policy:
• Review the nuances of the Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes Policy
• Review the Orthopedic Shoe Policy and when the L3000 series of codes are covered
• Review the External Breast Prostheses Policy
• Learn when and how compression garments are covered
Purchase Recording
May 8Are You Compliant-Know the Supplier Standards
This webinar will examine the Medicare Supplier Standards and help you determine your level of compliance, and what you can do to remain compliant. Some topics of discussion will include:
• Do you have a proper contract with your vendors on file?
• Are you required to have a surety bond?
• Can you use contracted employees?
• What happens if you’re non-compliant with the Medicare Supplier Standards?
• Tips for preparing and passing a Supplier Standards site inspection
Purchase Recording
June 12Documentation-Understanding Your Role
With the changing rules regarding orthotist’s and prosthetist’s documentation, this webinar will explore your role in documenting medical necessity. Topics for review will include:
• What needs to be documented?
• What does the physician have to document?
• Are there any special rules for O&P notes?
• What has changed with the new Dear Physician letter
Purchase Recording
July 10T.P.E – Get to Know the Program & What the Results are Telling You
A review of the most recent T.P.E audit results released by the DME MACs:
• What claims are being denied?
• What are the common denial reasons?
• What steps you can take to avoid future denials?
Purchase Recording
August 14Are You Ready for the Worst: Contingency Planning
• Are you prepared, in case your daily operations are disrupted due to events beyond your control (e.g fires, floods, blizzards, etc.)?
• Do you have all the proper insurance coverage in place?
Purchase Recording
September 11Veteran Affairs Updates: Contracting, Special Reports and Other News
Receive an update on the VA’s current and proposed rules that may have an impact on the O&P field:
• The 2017 proposed rule for Prosthetic & Rehabilitative Items & Services
• The VA OIG Report on Miscellaneous Codes
• VA Contracts and contracting
• And more...
Purchase Recording
October 9Performance Reviews: How is Your Staff Doing?
• Are you identifying your top players?
• What are the best metrics to use in your reviews?
• When is the best time to give reviews?
• And more...
November 13The Holiday Season-How to Provide Compliant Gifts
Demonstrate your appreciation to patients and referral sources while adhering to the guidelines surrounding gift giving. The webinar will explore the following topics:
• When are gifts to referral sources acceptable?
• When are gifts to patients acceptable?
• What do you need to know about the federal anti-kickback regulations?
• What are some tips for creating a compliant gift-giving policy?
December 11New Codes for 2020, Other Updates and Yearly Round-Up
A look at the new codes and fees for 2020, and a review of the year’s coding/billing reminders and a look at any upcoming policy changes.
• How are new codes created?
• How are fees established?
• When are policies updated?
• And more...

Purchase Recordings of the 2018 webinars.

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