CMS will host a national provider call on the upcoming mandatory accreditation program for all suppliers that furnish the technical component of advanced diagnostic imaging on Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST. Subject matter experts will discuss what the requirements are to meet the Sunday, January 1, 2012, deadline; who these requirements effect; and how to become accredited. CMS will update information previously discussed on Open Door Forums that will streamline the requirements. See my original post on this topic here.
The target audience for this call includes physician office staff and all Medicare fee-for-service providers; the agenda will include:
- the law;
- suppliers effected;
- the accreditation process;
- the enrollment process; and
- a question and answer session
In order to receive the call-in information, you must register for the call. Registration will close at 2:30pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early. For more details, including instructions on registering for the call, please visit this site.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits may be awarded by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for participation in CMS National Provider Conference Calls. If you plan to request continuing education credit from your professional organization and if this organization requires proof of registration, you will personally need to register so that you receive a confirmatory e-mail.
Continuing Education Information for American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
If you have attended or are planning to attend a CMS National Provider Conference Call, you should be aware that CMS does not provide certificates of attendance for these calls. Instead, the AAPC will accept your e-mailed confirmation and call description as proof of participation. Please retain a copy of your e-mailed confirmation for these calls as the AAPC will request them for any conference call you entered into your CEU Tracker if you are chosen for CEU verification. Members are awarded one (1) CEU per hour of participation.
Continuing Education Information for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
AHIMA credential-holders may claim 1 CEU per 60 minutes of attendance at an educational program. Maintain documentation about the program for verification purposes in the event of an audit. A program does not need to be pre-approved by AHIMA, nor does a CEU certificate need to be provided, in order to claim AHIMA CEU credit. For detailed information about AHIMA’s CEU requirements, see the Recertification Guide on AHIMA’s web site.