BCBSNE Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

 

August through November 2016

 

2016 Risk Adjustment Series

Introduction to Risk Adjustment

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CDT)

Risk Adjustment methodology plays an essential role in your daily office activities.

Join us for the first webinar in this series: a brief history of Risk Adjustment methodology. Learn about the importance of accurate medical record documentation, understand the purpose of the Risk Adjustment Data Validation Audit and gain insight into the impact Population Health tools have on improving patient outcomes.

Register today for the Introduction to Risk Adjustment webinar at nebraskablue.com/WebinarRiskAdjustment

Mental Health Documentation

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CDT)

Register today for the Mental Health Documentation webinar at nebraskablue.com/WebinarRiskAdjustment2

Oncology Coding

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CDT)

Register today for the Oncology Coding webinar at nebraskablue.com/WebinarRiskAdjustment3

Diabetes Coding

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CST)

Register today for the Diabetes Coding webinar at nebraskablue.com/WebinarRiskAdjustment4

HIV, Sepsis & Opportunistic Infections Coding

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
12 to 1 p.m. (CST)

Register today for the HIV, Sepsis & Opportunistic Infections Coding webinar at nebraskablue.com/WebinarRiskAdjustment5

Please contact Angeline Ford at Angeline.Ford@nebraskablue.com with questions.

Radiology Preauthorization Program

Effective Oct. 1, 2016, BCBSNE is transitioning its radiology pre-service review process from American Imaging Management (AIM) and will begin performing reviews for the following services: 

Computed Tomography (CT/ CTA)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI/MRA)

Nuclear CardiologyPositron Emission Tomography (PET)

To learn more about the program’s transition and how it will impact your office, join BCBSNE for a webinar that will cover:

  • The new radiology pre-service review process 
  • A demo of McKesson’s Clear Coverage tool, which providers will use to submit radiology pre-service reviews 
  • Future training details for physicians 

Register today!

  • Monday, August 29, 2016, 12-1 p.m. (CDT)
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 12-1 p.m. (CDT)
  • Friday, September 2, 2016, 12-1 p.m. (CDT)
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 12-1 p.m. (CDT)
  • Thursday, September 8, 2016, 12-1 p.m. (CDT)
  • Monday, September 19, 2016, 12-1 p.m. (CDT)
  • Thursday, September 22, 2016, 12-1 p.m. (CDT)
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12-1 p.m. (CDT)
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12-1 p.m. (CDT)

Previous Webinars

 

August and September 2016

 

Introduction to Risk Adjustment

Radiology Preauthorization Program

 

December 2015

 

Prior Authorization Programs

 

November 2015

 

A New Opportunity - Medicare Advantage

The Basics of Dental Claims 

 

October 2015

 

Timely Filing and Corrected Claims

 

September 2015

 

The ABCs of FEP

 

August 2015

 

Risk Adjustment

 

June 2015

 

ICD-10: The Final Stretch

 

May 2015

 

The Appeal and Reconsideration Process

 

July 2014

 

BlueCard® Basics

 

June 2014

 

NeHii: Offering Benefits to Providers

 

May 2014

 

Credentialing Basics

 

April 2014

 

Health Care Reform Update

 

March 2014

 

Going Green with Blue 

 

December 2013

 

Affordable Care Act

 

Pediatric Dental Services

 

September 2013

 

Provider Service Changes

 

APR-DRG Webinar

 

July 2013

 

Provider Resource Webinar

  • Webinar Recording
  • Webinar PDF
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HEALTH INSURANCE TERMS


COINSURANCE

The percentage of the bill you pay after your deductible has been met.

COPAY

A fixed amount you pay when you get a covered health service.

Tiered benefit plan

A health care plan featuring multiple levels of benefits based on the network status of a particular provider. 

DEDUCTIBLE

The annual amount you pay for covered health services before your insurance begins to pay.

emergency care services

Any covered services received in a hospital emergency room setting.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER SERVICES

Includes behavioral health treatment, counseling, and psychotherapy


in-network provider

A provider contracted by your insurance company to accept an agreed upon payment for covered services. 

OUT-OF-network provider

A term for providers that aren’t contracting with your insurance company. (Your out-of-pocket costs will tend to be more expensive if you go to an out-of-network provider.)

out-of-pocket

Your expenses for medical care that aren’t reimbursed by insurance, including deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments.

penalty

If you can afford health insurance, but choose not to buy it, you must have a health coverage exemption or pay a tax penalty on your federal income tax return.

premium

The amount you pay to your health insurance company each month. 


Preventive services

Health care services that focus on the prevention of disease and health maintenance.

rehab SERVICES

Services and devices to help you recover if you are injured or have surgery. This includes physical, occupational and speech therapy.

special enrollment period

The time after the Open Enrollment Period when you can still purchase health insurance only if you have a qualifying life event (losing other health coverage, having a baby, getting married, moving).

specialist

A physician who has a majority of his or her practice in fields other than internal or general medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics or family practice.