Reporting Tests in 2015: CPT's Overhauled Laboratory Section - On-Demand

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Reporting Tests in 2015: CPT's Overhauled Laboratory Section - On-Demand

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Presented on: Monday, April 27, 2015
Presented by: Denise Williams, RN, CPC-H and Steven Espinosa, CCS

Sponsored by: Outpatient

The 2015 CPT Manual includes significant changes in the Laboratory section for reporting drug testing procedures. Instead of being based on qualitative or quantitative methodologies, the codes are now based on whether the procedure is presumptive, definitive, or therapeutic.

During this 90-minute webcast, our expert speakers will explain the new terminology, test methodologies, and guidelines for reporting laboratory testing, as well as how to properly report these commonly used codes.

This program will help you:

  • Learn how to report laboratory tests using the new screening and testing guidelines in the 2015 CPT Manual
  • Explain the differences between presumptive, definitive, and therapeutic methodologies
  • Identify areas where additional documentation is needed


  1. Updates to drug testing codes and regulations
    1. Medicare G code changes
    2. Review revenue codes
    3. Review of terminology
  2. Changes in reporting drug tests
    1. Comparison between 2014 and 2015
    2. Documentation requirements
    3. Medicare reporting requirements
    4. Review of new CPT guidelines
  3. Defining testing methodology
    1. Definitive
    2. Presumptive
    3. Therapeutic testing
  4. Q&A (not live)

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

  • Report drug codes using the new CPT Drug Assay subsection
  • Define new terminology
  • Educate providers on necessary documentation required to report the most accurate code

Who Should Listen:

HIM managers, outpatient coding staff, compliance staff, chargemaster coordinators, finance professionals, clinical staff, nursing staff, laboratory manager and staff

Continuing Education

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1.5 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. These credits expire on 04/26/16.

This program has been approved for 1 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. These credits expire on 04/26/16.

Meet the Speakers

Denise Williams, RN, CPC-H, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and AHIMA ambassador, is senior vice president for Health Revenue Assurance Associates, Inc., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, including history as a clinical nurse in cardiopulmonary, oncology, and med-surgery; Medicare and third-party payer compliance for a multihospital system; and chargemaster coordination for two multihospital systems. Williams has participated as a member of patient financial services work groups, provider communication groups with Medicare fiscal intermediaries, and clinical task forces to create and standardize internal charging processes across multihospital systems. She has vast experience with CMS regulations, speaking nationally regarding many topics related to outpatient facility concerns, including the OPPS and annual coding updates. She is a member of the Provider Roundtable, a group of providers across the country that advises CMS regarding implications of regulatory changes to providers as well as the technical aspects of implementing regulations. Williams authors the annual OPPS update article for AAPC’s Healthcare Business Monthly.

Steven Espinosa, CCS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, is senior vice president for Health Revenue Assurance Associates, Inc., in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including healthcare compliance auditing, providing RAC rebuttals with a focus on inpatient, outpatient, and professional billing. He also worked as a clinical technical editor at Optum for the UB-04 Revenue Code Manual, HCPCS Level II Code Book series, and other coding guidance books and electronic materials.

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 also 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 $199 value! 

Participation in this webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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