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Home > Audio Learning Center > CPT Code Updates: Effective January 1

CPT Code Updates: Effective January 1

Date:Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time:12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Course fee:SPECIAL $99 1 HR WEBINAR
Presented by: Libby Purser, CHI, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CPC, CRC

Webinar/Audio Conference FAQs

Attend this program for highlights of important CPT code updates that will affect your 2019 claims. Make a smooth transition into 2019 by reducing claim denials. Get details on new, revised, and deleted CPT® codes changes effective January 1. Learn how your specialty will be impacted by this annual update to the codes and guidelines. This session will cover pertinent information to help reduce claim denials and keep your provider reimbursement on track all year.

The American Medical Association’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.

New reimbursement opportunities are available in 2019 for Telemedicine. Interprofessional internet consultation codes will address nonverbal communication technology to coordinate care between consulting and treating physicians, allowing providers to use connected health tools and other new delivery systems to improve quality in healthcare.

Other CPT code changes include new and revised codes for skin biopsy and fine needle aspiration biopsy as well as changes for adaptive behavior analysis and central nervous system assessments impacting the coding of psychological and neuropsychological testing. Learn how to use and document the new and revised CPT® codes properly.

Class highlights:

  • New Telehealth codes for 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
  • This is an intermediate-level course designed for medical office coders, billers, auditors, clinicians, and practice managers. A course manual will be provided for use beyond the classroom. No coding books needed.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

PMI CEU APPROVED Earn 1.5 PMI CEUs for attendance at this program. Practice Management Institute grants CEUs for its certified professionals based on total number of instructional hours (1 CEU per hour of classroom instruction). CEUs may be applied to annual recertification requirements, as directed in the certification renewal requirements for your credential(s).

If you are seeking CEU credits for other certifications or organizations, please contact your organization for pre-approval and credit guidelines. A certificate of attendance will be provided.


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About the Presenter

Libby is a billing/coding manager for a multi-specialty provider network in North Texas where she has worked for 16 years. She supervises a team of coders that serve more than 55 physicians. She is also a Senior Instructor at the University of North Texas where she teaches Medical Billing Specialist program. She has presented seminars to physician groups on numerous billing and coding topics including E&M, modifiers and Medicare reimbursement. On the payer side, she worked for a nationally recognized insurance company. She is PMI’s National Director of Associate Faculty Development and Advisory Board Member for PMI and Everest College.



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