Prepare for 2016 CPT Code Changes - On-Demand
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS
Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC
Level of Program
The 2016 update to the CPT® Manual includes hundreds of changes, including approximately 150 new codes to report new or more specific procedures and technology.
Expert speakers Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, and Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, return to highlight the most significant coding and guideline changes that will impact your organization and tell you how to effectively implement these changes.
Our program will cover all the latest updates, including the following topics:
- Updates to cardiovascular procedures, such as transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation, intravascular ultrasound (non-coronary vessel), and mediastinoscopies
- Changes to the Digestive section, including biliary tract procedures involving drainage catheters, biliary stenting, and balloon dilation
- New codes involving the urinary system, genitals, and obstetrics, such as nephrostomy catheter procedures, ureteral embolization, and dilation of strictures
- Updates in the Radiology, Laboratory, and Medicine sections
A question-and-answer session will follow each segment of the presentation (not live).
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Implement relevant changes based on revisions to the 2016 CPT code set
- Apply knowledge regarding the performance of newly added procedure codes
- Reduce denials by being familiar with new, revised, and deleted code descriptions
Who should listen?
- HIM managers and directors
- Coding supervisors
- Outpatient coders
- APC coordinators
- Compliance managers and directors
- Chargemaster coordinators
- Billing and reimbursement staff
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
(Credits valid for Live + On Demand)
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 2 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. (CEH’s for this webcast expire on: 12/10/2016)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
This live program has been approved for 2 continuing education unit 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. (CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 12/10/2016)
Meet the Speakers
Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, is the director of HIM and coding for HCPro. 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 the HCPro ICD-10 Basics Boot Camp™. Most recently, she collaborated with her team to develop the Certified Coder Boot Camp®—ICD-10 CM/PCS versions as well as the Codercise series. McCall works with hospitals, medical practices, and other healthcare providers on a wide range of coding-related custom education sessions.
Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CEMC, is the lead instructor for the Medicare Boot Camp®—Professional Services Version as well as an instructor for the Certified Coder Boot Camp (live and online) and the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp. She also is an instructor for all of the ICD-10-CM/PCS-related educational courses (live and online). Prior to joining HCPro, Blue oversaw the development, implementation, dissemination, and reporting of information related to Medicare professional services training efforts for Highmark Medicare Services.
Webinar system requirements and program materials:
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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
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