HFMA NCA Webinar Held on Health Reform Law 2011 Mandates for Claims Reimbursement & Appeals

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On Feb. 22, 2011, HFMA Northern California Chapter Held Its First 2011 Webinar On Health Reform Law 2011 Mandates For Claims Reimbursement & Appeals, Taught By ERISAclaim.Com. New Federal Claims Regulations Have Been Effective Since 09/23/2010, With An Enforcement Grace Period Until July 1, 2011 For Strict And Full Enforcement, For All Group Health Plans, Individual Policies And Healthcare Providers.

PPACA’s Claims Regulations for all providers and payers are in effect now and will make or break your business bottom lines in healthcare reimbursement,”

On Feb. 22, 2011, Northern California Chapter of HFMA successfully held its first 2011 webinar on health reform law 2011 mandates for claims reimbursement & appeals, taught by ERISAclaim.com. The Webinar attendees included HFMA members and non-members across the nation, ranging from CFO, Executive VP, Directors of Patient Financial Services, Controller, Managers of Managed Care, Audit Manager, Appeals Manager, Financial and Revenue Cycle Director, Supervisor, Billers, Coders, Office Managers and Consultants, from hospitals, provider’s offices, ASC’s and healthcare systems. This Webinar covered vital information on healthcare reimbursement and claims appeals laws, the most important aspect of new Federal Health Reform Law, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PPACA.

http://www.hfma-nca.org/documents/Claims%20Reimbursement%20and%20Appeals.pdf

ERISAclaim.com Offers free Webinars on PPACA & ERISA Claims Regulations, Appeals and Compliance, to all organizational or institutional entities, in compliance assistance.

Aside from health reform law’s broad impact or controversy on healthcare industry, PPACA’s Claims Regulations have been effective since 09/23/2010, with an enforcement grace period until July 1, 2011 for strict and full enforcement, for all group health plans and individual policies as well as all healthcare providers. PPACA claims regulations will govern all claims processing, reimbursement, denials and appeals for almost all healthcare claims outside Medicare, the most significant reimbursement law changes in 45 years since Medicare was created. HFMA NCA’s PPACA Webinar will be the first of the on-going and new compliance educational events for healthcare reimbursement in 2011 and years to come.

“While ongoing debate and court challenges on PPACA will be endless, PPACA’s Claims Regulations for all providers and payers are in effect now and will make or break your business bottom lines in healthcare reimbursement,” said Dr. Jin Zhou, President of ERISAclaim.com, a national expert on ERISA and PPACA.

The HFMA NCA Webinar on Feb. 22, 2011 covered the following topics & objectives:

A. Brief Review Of DOL Health Reform Law Claims Regulations Website:
     http://www.DOL.Gov/EBSA/Healthreform/
B. Understanding That New Federal Health Reform Law And Claims Regulations Are Effective Now, And They Are Federal Mandates, Not Optional, For All Non-Medicare health Care Claims;
C. Understanding of Basic Scope Of New Federal Health Reform Laws And Claims Regulations, PPACA, Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act;
D. Basic Understanding Of New Federal Internal And External Appeals Processes
E. Basic Understanding Of ERISA Claims Regulations
F. Basic Understanding Of New Federal External Appeals Regulations
G. Options Available To Master New Federal Claims Regulations and Become PPACA / ERISA Claims Specialist For Maximal Compliant Claims Reimbursement.

ERISAclaim.com’s PPACA & ERISA Claim Specialists Webinar & Certification Programs are established to provide expert guidance in understanding, implementation and compliance with PPACA:

Complete Affordable Care Act Regulations and Guidance can be found on DOL website:
http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/

HHS, DOL & IRS: “Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act’s New Patient’s Bill of Rights”
http://www.healthreform.gov/newsroom/new_patients_bill_of_rights.html

HHS, DOL & IRS News Release: “Administration Announces New Affordable Care Act Measures to Protect Consumers and Put Patients Back in Charge of Their Care”
http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/07/20100722a.html

HHS, DOL & IRS: “Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act: Protecting Consumers and Putting Patients Back in Charge of Their Care July 22, 2010
http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/protectconsumers_factsheet072210.pdf

About Northern California Chapter of HFMA: The Chapter has over 900 members, representing all parts of the healthcare industry, both public and private sectors. The Chapter is a leader in the professional development of its membership. HFMA is the nation’s leading personal membership organization for healthcare financial management professionals. HFMA brings perspective and clarity to the industry’s complex issues in order to help prepare our members to succeed. http://www.hfma-nca.org/HFMA/

Located in a Chicago suburb in Illinois, ERISAclaim.com is the only ERISA & PPACA consulting, publishing and website resource for healthcare providers in the country. ERISAclaim.com offers free webinars, basic and advanced educational seminars and on-site claims specialist certification programs for doctors, hospitals and commercial companies, as well as litigation support. Dr. Jin Zhou is regarded as the industry “Godfather of ERISA claims” for healthcare providers.

For free PPACA / ERISA Webinars: http://www.erisaclaim.com/Free_ERISA_Webnars.htm

For a free PPACA Webinar for your Organization or Institution, please contact Dr. Jin Zhou, President of ERISAclaim.com, at 630-808-7237.

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