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SIR Revenue Cycle Management

Friday, March 3, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center

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The Society of Interventional Radiology is excited to offer the SIR Revenue Cycle Management course. It will educate Interventional Radiologists and their business administrators on coding, billing updates, and best revenue cycle practices to support fiscally sound performance improvements. The course is designed to help IRs improve front, middle, and back-end revenue cycle processes, as demonstrated by improved clinical documentation, code assignment, and associated charge capture. Additionally, the course will cover the CPT® and RUC process on how a CPT® code is made and valued within the AMA® process.           

Program objectives

Upon completion of this course, an attendee should be able to:
  • Identify gaps and opportunities in the IR revenue cycle to address in your practice setting.
  • Understand how to protect your practice from payor audits.
  • Learn about the creation, revision, valuation, and coverage of IR procedure codes.

Program directors

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Matthew Hawkins, MD
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Ammar Sarwar, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Registration rates

Nov. 1 - Jan. 13
Jan. 14 - Onsite
SIR Member $249.99 $350
Nonmember $499 $675
Corporate (CAP) $900 $900

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Time (all times local) Session
8 - 8:05 a.m. Introduction
8:05 - 8:50 a.m. History and fundamentals of physician reimbursement
8:50 - 9:35 a.m. Sites of service and impact on reimbursement: MPFS, HOPPS, IPPS
9:35 - 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Front-end IR revenue cycle operations: Prior authorization, financial counseling
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Mid IR revenue cycle: Documentation, coding, clean claims
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Back-end operations: Physician payment, denial and appeals
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch and learn: case examples of commonly missed revenue
12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Evaluation and management (E&M) coding in IR: Outpatient and inpatient 
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Optimizing the use of APPs in a modern IR practice
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Coverage Policy: Medicare and private payors 
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Protect your IR practice from audits 
2:30 - 2:40 p.m. Break
2:40 - 3:10 p.m. CPT: IR code creation
3:10 - 3:40 p.m. RBRVS: Practice Expense, physician work
3:40 - 4:25 p.m. Measuring and increasing revenue from IR services
4:25 - 5 p.m. Questions with the course presenters

*For further questions, please contact Ashley Maleki, CPC, CPMA, Manager, Coding, and Reimbursement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide medical education for physicians.

SIR designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participation certificate
All other attendees may receive a Certificate of Participation after claiming their participation hours for the course attended on March 3. The participation certificate will be recognized by the Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB) for up to 8 RCC or 8 RCCIR CEUs upon completion of the course.