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Mark your calendar: Mark Higley’s webinar on Nov. 24: Prepare for the Expansion of Competitive Bidding Program to Rural America in 2016

Mark will clarify the new reimbursement methodology, which utilizes “regional single payment amounts” (RSPAs) among eight U.S. regions. The RSPA will be calculated using the average of current payment amounts for bid items in CBAs that are located in each region. There is an adjustment for “rural areas”; Mark will provide estimates of both the RSPA and rural reimbursement amounts applicable to each region, as well as the phase-in timeline.

Offered in conjunction with the on-going “VGM Seminar Series” throughout December, our mission is to deliver relevant and timely information to our members to help you COMPETE, PROSPER and SUCCEED so you can continue to do what you do best…take care of patients.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Define the product categories and specific HCPCS codes affected by the expansion
  • Explain the eight regions developed to determine reimbursement
  • Obtain a calculator to determine the RSPA (regional single payment amounts) for each region
  • Determine the “phase-in” period
  • Access the “rural” zip code file and identify the additional payment amount in these areas
  • Give examples of certain HCPC items that may offer challenging reimbursement assessment
  • Familiarize yourself with VGMs and industry stakeholders’ attempts to mitigate the negative aspects of the program