Online Training Course

CPT Code Update: 2019

This course covers the new, revised, and deleted CPT® code changes, effective January 1, 2019. Learn how these changes impact your specialty to reduce denials and keep provider reimbursement on track all year long.

CEUs

3

Length

120 min

Price

$199

This course covers the new, revised, and deleted CPT® code changes, effective January 1, 2019. Learn how these changes impact your specialty to reduce denials and keep provider reimbursement on track all year long.

Linda D'Spain

CMPE, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CMCA-E/M


Linda is President of her medical practice management consulting firm, D'Spain Consulting. She travels the country conducting national seminars, workshops and webinars and consulting with physician practices, hospitals and medical societies on healthcare reimbursement, documentation guidelines, procedural and diagnostic coding, financial management, human resources, medical office management and compliance with fraud and abuse, OSHA, and HIPAA. She has also served as an Independent Review Organization (IRO) for the Office of the Inspector General and consulted for the Texas Medical and Dental Boards.

With more than 30 years of experience in medical practice management, Linda has managed cardiology, cardiothoracic, vascular surgery, physical therapy, orthopedics, pediatric orthopedics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and large multispecialty group practices. She maintained broad responsibilities in business and clinical operations, financial management, governance and organizational dynamics, human resource management, marketing, customer service, compliance, information system management, mergers and acquisitions and risk management.

Linda has attained all five PMI certifications. She also has a degree in Business Administration and is a Board Certified Medical Practice Executive through the American College of Medical Practice Executives, a member of the San Antonio Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA) and has served as an advisory board member with PMI.

This is a two-part webinar course that covers all-new and important updates for 2019 reimbursement. The AMA’s Current Procedural Terminology code set for 2019 includes significant changes to CPT codes and descriptors. 335 codes have been changed to reflect scientific and technological advances in medical, surgical and diagnostic services. Find out how these changes will affect your specialty. Participants will receive new, revised, and deleted CPT® codes and learn how to document them properly.

  • New telehealth codes will allow doctors to bill for remote patient monitoring and internet consulting
  • 99446-99449 code descriptors now include EHR
  • Revised chapter guidelines include Non-Face-to-Face and Care Management Services
  • Text revisions to device evaluation codes to include Leadless Pacemaker
  • New CPT and HCPCS codes for Telehealth will provide new reimbursement opportunities for virtual check-in, remote evaluation of pre-recorded patient information and inter-professional internet consultation.
  • CMS adds originating sites and geographic exemptions for the treatment of end-stage renal disease and acute stroke this year.
  • Learn about the separate bundled payment for an episode of care of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) treatment including potentially web-based routine counseling.
  • Learn which specialties stand to gain or lose money under the proposed payment changes. When will these changes affect your providers, and could lead to an increased audit risk

Recorded December 2018

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