Transfusion physicians, technologists, managers, and support staff need at least a basic understanding of billing and coding procedures. Those responsible for maintaining appropriate billing and coding must 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, and 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.
Work through case studies that identify appropriate codes to use to ensure appropriate billing and reimbursement.
Discuss AABB’s advocacy approach for expanded coverage and enhanced reimbursement.
Describe AABB resources that assist with Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy billing and coding needs.
Senior Director, Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships,
Medical Director of Transfusion Services; Assistant Professor of Pathology,
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
Vice President, Quality System and Regulatory Services,