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

CPT Code Updates: Effective January 1

Date:Wednesday, November 14, 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

Avoid using deleted and outdated codes - it is the difference between a claim payment and claim denial. Attend this session for a breakdown of the new, revised, and deleted CPT® codes effective January 1, 2019. The American Medical Association has released the Current Procedural Terminology code set for 2019, which includes significant changes to CPT codes and descriptors for the new year. 335 codes have been changed to reflect scientific and technological advances in medical, surgical and diagnostic services.

Three new Telehealth codes for remote patient monitoring provides new reimbursement opportunities for physicians monitoring patients at home and gathering data for care coordination in 2019. There is also a new modifier for synchronous telemedicine services. Two interprofessional internet consultation codes 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 code changes include new and revised codes for skin biopsy and fine needle aspiration biopsy. There are CPT changes for adaptive behavior analysis and central nervous system assessments also, impacting the coding of psychological and neuropsychological testing.

CMS has proposed momentous changes to Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding in an attempt to simplify, streamline and relax documentation requirements that may have unintended consequences and create a disproportionately negative impact on some specialties. Learn which specialties stand to gain or lose money under the proposed payment changes. Could these changes lead to increased audit risk? When will they impact your providers?

Learn how to use and document the new and revised CPT® codes properly. Find out how your specialty will be impacted by the CPT changes. Make a smooth transition into 2019. Reduce claim denials and keep your provider reimbursement on track all year.your staff and train your entire team on proper injection and infusion coding in just 90 minutes. Although drug administrations are commonly performed, many coders, billers, and clinicians find it challenging to accurately code and appropriately document these procedures. Join expert coder and veteran PMI instructor, Maxine Collins, for this program. She will break down complex issues into digestible concepts that are easy to master and apply in your practice.

Learn how to report with accuracy concurrent and subsequent infusions, and multiple infusions of the same substance. Understand the hierarchy that determines the initial service and how time requirements affect the reporting of injections and infusions. Gain clarity on chemotherapy vs. non-chemotherapy administrations, and when you can bill for hydration.

Review numerous examples based on real-world coding scenarios to help anchor knowledge of Infusions and Injections. The instructor will explain the level of detail needed in clinical documentation to report drug administration services. Learn what's new for 2019 to ensure your office's coding and documentation is sufficient for billing these services in the upcoming New Year.

Highlights:

  • Definition of terms used in Infusion and Injection coding
  • Coding and Documentation
    • Chemotherapy
    • Infusions
    • Injections
    • Hydration
  • Pertinent questions to ask before selecting code(s)
  • Review relevant case examples

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

PMI CEU APPROVED Earn 1 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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