Transfusion physicians, technologists, managers, and support staff need to have at least a basic understanding of billing and coding procedures. Those who are responsible for maintaining appropriate billing and coding need to keep up with the constantly changing expectations for coding and billing. This session is designed to provide a comprehensive review of current coding and reimbursement information, including critical updates, as well as share best practices and case studies from hospitals. AABB staff will also discuss Medicare advocacy and resources to help hospitals ensure they receive appropriate payment.
Describe the current status of Medicare coverage and reimbursement for Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy.
Discuss AABB’s advocacy approach for expanded coverage and enhanced reimbursement.
Examine case studies that identify appropriate codes to use to ensure appropriate billing and reimbursement.
Describe AABB resources that assist with Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy billing and coding needs.