2019 CPT® Coding Changes: How to Get All the Reimbursement You Deserve!

Product Id : HE50
Instructor : Lynn M. Anderanin
Nov 29, 2018 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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Overview

Annual CPT® coding updates are inevitable but losing out on payments, facing denials and getting into compliance trouble is definitely not. At least not for those who like to stay on top of all the coding, billing, reimbursement and compliance updates thrown out by the CMS and third-party payers. 

2019 CPT® coding will again see a slew of changes including those in E/M service, radiology, biopsy, psychological testing, ultrasounds and more. In the light of recent updates and challenges, it’s imperative that you are prepared to handle any last minute changes in 2019.  

Join us for this timely and informative webinar with industry veteran, Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPMA, CPC-I, COSC, and get a comprehensive instruction on the 2019 CPT® coding changes with specialty specific information and knowledge. Learn about all the code additions, revisions, deletions and guidelines for 2019 and prepare your practice to earn all the reimbursement it deserves.

Also get hand outs of the new, revised, and deleted codes for 2019, a great reference tool to utilize when applying the changes in the attendees office.

Learning Highlights

  • Evaluation and Management service changes to include 6 new codes
  • Latest information from Medicare on their Final rule for 2019
  • New guidelines in radiology that spell out the documentation requirements for reporting radiology services and imaging guidance
  • New biopsy code assignment to report:
    • The type of biopsy
    • Number of lesions removed
    • Method used to obtain the biopsy
  • Continued code assignments for leadless pacemakers systems to move these procedures from Category III codes to Category I
  • A large addition of psychological testing codes involving the number of tests given and the time involved in performing the tests
  • Allograft procedures related to musculoskeletal surgeries
  • Coding for elastography ultrasounds with the new codes for 2019
  • More behavioral health additions for better coding of services

Who Will Benefit:

  • Anyone who uses CPT® coding in their office
  • Billers
  • Coders
  • Administrators
  • Managers
  • Collectors
  • A/R Management
  • Revenue Cycle Managers
  • Surgery Schedulers
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
Speaker Profile:

Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPMA,CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the  Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics.  Lynn is currently a  workshop and audio presenter. She is a  former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served on several other boards for the AAPC. She is also the founder of her local chapter of the AAPC.


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