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Home > Audio Learning Center > HCPCS Coding in 2019

HCPCS Coding in 2019

Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time:12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Central Time
Course fee:$199
Presented by: Maxine Collins, MBA, CPA, CMC, CMIS, CMOM

Webinar/Audio Conference FAQs

Is your practice current and compliant with all the HCPCS Level II code set updates? Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II codes and descriptors, as established by CMS's Alpha-Numeric Editorial Panel, primarily represent products, supplies and non-physician services not covered in CPT including ambulance services, chemotherapy injections, durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies when used outside a physician's office.

Both government and private health insurers use HCPCS procedure codes and modifiers for claims processing and updates, released annually. Modifications to HCPCS in 2019 include:

  • 228 New codes/modifiers
  • 49 discontinued codes/modifiers
  • 95 revised codes/modifiers
  • 1 code with a coverage changes

Join coding guru, Maxine Collins, as she navigates the HCPCS manual, chapter-by-chapter, providing details on noteworthy changes for the new year. Max will lead participants through an overview of the application and process of HCPCS coding and share real world examples to highlight what is new for 2019.

Clinicians, coders, billing professionals, revenue cycle and practice managers will benefit from knowledge of these new additions, revisions and deletions. Recognize potential documentation needs and understand code change rationale. Attend this session to gain the most up-to-date information and comply with HIPAA, MACRA/MIPS quality measures, reduce denied claims, and receive prompt payments in 2019.


  • 7 Q drug codes are eliminated
  • New hearing aid codes
  • Medicaid screening and documentation codes
  • New injectable drugs
  • New modifiers

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

Maxine has more than 30 years of experience in medical practice management, adult education, and general business. She is the former administrator of a multi-specialty clinic and has taught numerous practice management, accounting and business communications courses at various levels at Midwestern State University in Texas. She has extensive experience as a practice consultant and has taught both administrative and clinical personnel.

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