Director/Moderator: Michael Passwater, MT(ASCP)SBB,DLM, Pathology Section Manager, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC Speakers: Suzanne Butch, MS, MLS(ASCP)SBB,DLM, CQA(ASQ), Consultant, Michigan; Leah Mendelsohn Stone, JD, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, AABB, Bethesda, MD
Learning Objectives After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Explain rules for hospital coding and billing for blood products and transfusion service testing.
Explain the codes and process used to bill for blood products and special requirements.
Define an MUE and discuss differences between direct client billing (e.g. reference lab billing a hospital lab) and patient/3rd party billing (e.g. hospital lab billing an insurance company).
Identify the proper codes and process for billing phenotyping and genotyping testing for donors and patients.
Discuss recent advocacy initiatives aimed at ensuring appropriate payments for blood products and transfusion services.
Program Description: This program will include discussion and case studies to familiarize the audience with the proper CPT and HCPCS code selections for blood bank testing, blood products, and blood administration activities. Speakers will offer their expertise on current payment policies related to serologic and molecular patient and donor testing in support of transfusion therapy.
How to Claim CE Credit
Single Viewers: if you registered as a single viewer, complete the evaluation found on the "CE Information" tab after watching the video. By submitting the evaluation, you are attesting to watching the presentation in its entirety.
Group Viewers: if your group/facility registered for group viewing for this on-demand eCast, you do not need to complete the evaluation on the "CE Information" tab. Group Viewing participants will be granted CE (if applicable) after viewing the presentation, completion of the attendance log with all requested information and Group Viewing Coordinators submission of the attendance log to AABB within 72 hours of the completion/viewing date. Group Viewing Coordinators should submit the completed attendance log to eLearning@aabb.org. Participants on the attendance log will receive via email a program evaluation to complete within 5-7 business days after AABB’s receipt of the attendance log. Continuing education credit certificates will be emailed to the participants with a copy to the Group Viewing Coordinator no sooner than 31 days but not longer than 6 weeks from the completion/viewing date.