New Year, New Codes: Master the 2018 CPT Updates

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New Year, New Codes: Master the 2018 CPT Updates

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New Year, New Codes: Master the 2018 CPT Updates

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Presented on:
Thursday, November 30, 2017
1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CCDS
Peggy Blue, MPH, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC

Level of Program:
Basic

Sponsored by:
JustCoding

As we prepare to flip the calendar to a new year, coding professionals will also need to carve out some time to review changes to the CPT® code set for 2018. The updates to the CPT Manual, set to go into effect January 1, include 172 new codes, 60 revised codes, and a few new modifiers.

During this two-hour webinar, expert speakers Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, and Peggy Blue, MPH, CCS, CPC, CCS-P, CEMC, will provide a comprehensive look at the coding and guideline changes with the most significant impact on your organization’s coding process, such as new E/M codes, additional specificity for nasal endoscopies, and revisions for endovascular repairs. Their review of anatomical terminology and technical aspects of procedures will help you understand what to look for in the documentation when reporting these new and revised codes.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Apply knowledge of the 2018 CPT changes to make necessary alterations to the procedural coding process in the new year
  • Reduce denials by gaining familiarity with the new, revised, and deleted codes
  • Gain fluency in anatomical and technical language relevant to new codes to assist with documentation review


Who Should Listen?

  • Outpatient coders
  • Coding managers
  • HIM directors and managers
  • CDI professionals
  • APC coordinators
  • Billing and reimbursement staff
  • Compliance officers
  • Chargemaster coordinators
  • Audit staff
  • Revenue integrity professionals


Agenda

The program will cover all 2018 CPT updates, including the new:

  • E/M codes
    • Psychiatric collaborative care
    • Observation care
  • Nasal endoscopy codes
    • Revisions to existing codes
    • Additional anatomic information in new codes
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm and aorto-iliac repairs codes
    • Organization of over a dozen new codes
    • Review of bundled elements for endovascular repair
  • New Category III codes
    • Transcatheter mitral valve implantation technology
    • Revised endovascular repair code
  • Esophagectomy codes
    • Additional specification options for laparoscopic approach
  • Medicine changes
    • New options for International Normalized Ratio (INR) testing
  • Pathology/laboratory
    • Proprietary laboratory analyses codes  
  • New modifiers
  • Live Q&A


Continuing Education

AAPC
(Live + On Demand) - This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 2.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEH’s for this webinar expires on: 11/29/18)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
(Live + On Demand) - This program has been approved for 2.0 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on: 11/29/18)


Meet the Speakers

Shannon E. McCall

Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, is the director of HIM and coding for HCPro, an H3.Group division of Simplify Compliance LLC, in Middleton, Massachusetts. She oversees all of the Certified Coder Boot Camp programs. McCall developed the Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version, the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp™, and most recently collaborated with the CDI team on the Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding Boot Camp™. McCall works with hospitals, medical practices, and other healthcare providers on a wide range of coding-related custom education sessions.

Peggy Blue

Peggy Blue, MPH, CCS, CPC, CCS-P, CEMC, is the lead instructor for the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp and the Certified Coder Boot Camp for professional services. Blue also teaches many of the ICD-10-CM/PCS-related educational courses for HCPro.


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

CAN'T LISTEN LIVE? 
No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $299 value! 

PLEASE NOTE 
Participation in the webinar is just $299 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com if you have questions.