The New “Liquid Gold”

Webinar Description

This will be a discussion about the “new” liquid gold…which is urine. Both providers and laboratories have identified the DNA/RNA range of CPT codes as valuable sources for high reimbursement. The specimen of “the moment” is urine. Health plans and even CMS have millions of dollars of monthly spend on these codes due to the lack of edits in place. However, there are new policies available that speak to the utilization of molecular syndromic panels for infectious disease pathogen testing, which if enforced, could force providers to move on to the next scheme. We will review these policies, discuss the potential for “turning on edits”, and give examples of incorrect billing behavior. Additionally, we will explain how we leveraged the LCD’s companion coding article to carefully craft our denials to avoid “plan-directed care” overturns. We will also present our observations, experience, and actions taken as providers began to adjust their billing behavior in response to our claims denials, how we use data and other tools to “stay ahead of the curve”, and how to apply the applicable policies to all other infectious disease processes which are also vulnerable to abusive billing/coding behavior.


Tameika Lewis, MD, FACOG
Medical Director, WellMed/Optum

Alyssa Feldman
Director, Data Analytics, WellMed/Optum

New Registration Process for 2024
  • This webinar will be complimentary to employees of Member Organizations, Affiliate Members, Government Liaisons, and Supporting Members from March 1 – March 31.
  • Beginning April 1 there will be a $50.00 fee to register for all Member Organizations.
  • Individual Members may purchase the webinar from March 1 – June 30 for $50.00.

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 March 1 – 31April 1 – June 30
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Details & Frequently Asked Questions

Webinar programs are most appropriate for beginning and mid-career analysts, investigators, consultants, and law enforcement agents working in the health care anti-fraud industry.

As a level II, or intermediate program, some investigative / health care / coding expertise is assumed. Training content is focused on the detection and investigative processes, using case examples to highlight strategy and techniques.

There are no pre-requisite requirements to attend webinar programs.

All webinars are approved by: NHCAA for 1 CPEs

Participants earn 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours applicable to the training requirements for the Accredited Health Care Fraud Investigator (AHFI®) designation.

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The event is finished.


Mar 01 - 31


Eastern Time
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  • CPEs: 1