2021 CPT Update: Coding for New Procedures, Technology, and E/M Services

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2021 CPT Update: Coding for New Procedures, Technology, and E/M Services

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2021 CPT Update: Coding for New Procedures, Technology, and E/M Services

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Presented on: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by: Jill Harrington EdD, MHA, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-P, CCS, CCS-P, CEMC, MHP

The 2021 update to the CPT Manual includes over 300 code changes to report beginning January 1, 2021. The most significant changes are in the E/M, Laboratory and Pathology, and Category III sections. The update revises E/M codes and guidelines for reporting new and established patient office visits. It also adds 100 new CPT codes for pathology and laboratory services, 45 new codes for emerging technologies, and a handful of new codes for cardiac testing and shunt creation.

Join expert speaker Jill Harrington EdD, MHA, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-P, CCS, CCS-P, CEMC, MHP, for this 90-minute webinar as she describes newly reportable procedures, guideline changes, add-on codes, and deleted and revised codes. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A.

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

  • Apply new and revised CPT codes for 2021
  • Describe new technology, medicine, and cardiology services
  • Improve coding accuracy to reduce denials

Agenda

This program will cover:

  • 2021 E/M code changes
    • Coding based on medical decision-making or total time spent on the encounter
    • Deletion of code 99201 and revision of codes 99202–99215
    • Extensive updates to the E/M documentation guidelines
  • Cardiovascular system
    • Insertion and removal of ventricular assist devices
    • Intracardiac shunt creation
    • Transcatheter atrial septostomy
  • Medicine
    • Audiological function testing
    • Electrocardiography
    • Vestibular evoked myogenic potential testing
  • Pathology and laboratory
    • Antibody testing for the novel coronavirus
    • Screening for cancer cells and inherited ataxias
  • Category III codes
    • 3D computed tomography
    • Electrocardiogram monitoring
  • Review of new, deleted, and revised codes in other sections 

Who Should Listen?

  • HIM managers and staff
  • Outpatient hospital coding staff and managers
  • Compliance staff
  • Chargemaster coordinators
  • Physician practice coders and staff
  • Clinical staff

Meet the Speaker

Jill Harrington

 Jill Harrington EdD, MHA, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-P, CCS, CCS-P, CEMC, MHP, is a regulatory coding specialist at HCPro, a Simplify Compliance brand in Middleton, Massachusetts. She serves as the instructor for the Certified Coder Boot Camp® and for the Hospital and the Medicare Boot Camp®—Physician Services. She also co-developed the Codercise® CPT Operative Report. Dr. Harrington has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare profession. She is an approved instructor of the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum, awarded by the American Academy of Professional Coders, and teaches coding for physician and hospital services, as well as healthcare administration. She has spoken frequently on healthcare compliance and health information management issues at regional and national professional conferences.

 

Continuing Education

Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS)
This program has been approved for continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification and CCDS-O (outpatient) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI)
This program has been approved for continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certification in Healthcare Revenue Integrity (CHRI), offered as a service of the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI).

Instructions

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 will be 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 $259 value! 

PLEASE NOTE 
Participation in the webinar is just $259 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.