SOURCE: VitalWare


November 12, 2014 08:00 ET

What to Expect From the 2015 OPPS Final Rule; VitalWare Hosts Complimentary Webinar on Financial Impact

YAKIMA, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2014) - On December 9 and December 11, 2014, VitalWare will host two complimentary hour-long Webinars summarizing the major changes impacting healthcare organizations due to the 2015 OPPS Final Rule, and how these modifications will affect compliance, reimbursement and overall financial health.

Led by VitalWare's own Jodi Stewart, RHIA, CCS and AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and Michelle Stuart, CPC, the Webinar reviews the major changes included in CMS' CY 2015 Hospital OPPS Final Rule and delves into specific concerns and modifications such as:

  • Physician certification of inpatient services
  • Data collection for off-campus provider-based departments
  • Comprehensive APCs
  • Expanded packaged services
  • Device-dependent edits

Jodi Stewart has 25 years of experience in healthcare, including 20 years in an acute care hospital setting. She is experienced in inpatient and outpatient coding and auditing, coding education, chargemaster support, HIPAA Privacy, patient access, healthcare quality, accreditation, and patient satisfaction.

Michelle Stuart is experienced in healthcare revenue cycle in the areas of chargemaster coding, and patient access. She has held a variety of positions in the healthcare industry over the last 20 years, including private practice administrator, chargemaster specialist, revenue analyst, and reimbursement specialist.

Attendees will leave the Webinar able to:

  • Identify OPPS/ASC changes that may have significant impact on health system finances,
  • Understand which procedures have been assigned to Comprehensive APCs, and
  • Prepare to address issues within an organization's chargemaster

Attendees are eligible to receive one CEU for attending this educational session.

There are two dates and times for this special 2015 OPPS Final Rule Webinar:

  • December 9, 2014 10:00 am PT
  • December 11, 2014 10:00 am PT

To register for this complimentary hour-long webinar, go to

About VitalWare
VitalWare contributes to next generation revenue cycle success by delivering innovative, cloud-based technology solutions that enrich and integrate key processes including documentation, coding, billing and auditing. Delivered with an unwavering commitment to service and support, VitalWare solutions positively impact fiscal health for providers, payers and healthcare vendors.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Leslee Paganelli
    Email Contact
    (855) 464-2310 ext 650