1. Schlossberg, Nancy BA, BSN, RN, CGRN

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This one-hour session introduces nurses and associates to the basic elements of how and why gastrointesitnal (GI) facilities and physicians get paid for their delivery of endoscopic patient care and services. The presentation focuses on fundamental reimbursement concepts such as current procedural terminology (CPT) codes, relative value unites (RVUs), and how to read a fee schedule. Knowledge is the gateway to opportunity!! Proper payment requires translating descriptions of diagnoses and procedures into a numerical format. Learning these rules better equips all GI nurses and associates with the tools to work smarter, not harder, in an efficient, profitable unit without compromising staff, physician, and customer satisfaction.


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We are pleased to present the abstracts from sgna's 36th annual course, SGNA: your gateway to opportunity. The diversity of these topics certainly reflects the richness and breadth of our specialty. in keeping with the tradition of the annual course, we hope the following abstracts will encourage discussions for improving nursing practice and patient care outcomes.