Prepare for the 2017 CPT Updates - On-Demand

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Prepare for the 2017 CPT Updates - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Presented by:
Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CPC, CCS-P, CEMC

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Level of Program:

The updates to the CPT® Manual for 2017 include a new modifier and nearly 150 new codes, including dozens of Category III codes to describe services involving new technologies or procedures. Be prepared for implementation on January 1 by listening to HCPro’s annual review of the CPT updates.

Returning for another year, expert speakers Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, and Peggy S. Blue, MPH, CPC, CCS-P, CEMC, will cover the coding and guideline changes most significant to your organization and tell you how to effectively implement them. They will also review pertinent anatomical and technological details to help you understand how to apply the new codes.

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

  • Implement relevant changes in their practice reflecting revisions to the 2017 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


Our program will cover all the latest updates, including the following topics: 

  • Updates to spinal procedures, such as insertions of biomechanical devices 
  • Changes to cardiovascular and nervous system procedures 
  • New codes for reporting implantation of dialysis circuits 
  • New technologies and procedures available to be reported with Category III codes 
  • The new modifier -95 
  • Overhauled physical and occupational therapy codes 

Continuing Education

(Live + On Demand) - This 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. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 12/7/2017)

(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. (Ability to claim CEH’s for this webcast expire on: 12/6/2017)

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, CPC, CCS-P, 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: 

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. 

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! 

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 if you have questions.