CPT®, ICD-10 and MPFS Family Practice Updates 2019

Product Id : HE81
Instructor : Jill M. Young
Feb 05, 2019 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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Unlike any previous year, 2019 is one where updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) policies will have a significant impact on your practice. Also, other policy changes will be effective over the upcoming year. Details on the final rule for the MPFS are out. For 2019, one of the biggest changes is the allowance of the documentation of others in the areas of history and exam.

Also, note that significant changes, updates and clarifications have occurred in the 2019 ICD-10 guidelines. Although in a perfunctory manner for some, making sure you have the basics is imperative.

This course by coding expert, Jill M Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, will provide much needed information, updates and understanding on the CPT®, ICD-10 and MPFS updates for your Family Practice in 2019. Jill will walk you through and explain the language changes in the guidelines, correct code usage and risk areas that you must know about.

Session Highlights:

  •  Documentation of office E&M services in 2019 and the future
    • What are the E/M changes and when are each to be implemented
  • Clarifications and new language in the ICD-10-CM guidelines
  • CPT® changes to skin biopsy codes along with changes to the guidelines
    • How it requires a rethinking of the intent of the procedure and then the technique
  • When language changes in the guidelines are meant to clarify how to select or use a diagnosis code
    • Clarification and prior instructions
  • CPT® changes for lesion removals may affect your practice significantly
    • Understand which codes are usable and which are not

Who Will Benefit:

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office managers
  • Practice managers
  • Physicians
Speaker Profile:

Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC. A company founded 16 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff.

Jill has over 35 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians.  Her unique style of working with physicians is not only effective but helps bridge the gap between coders and physicians from a practical perspective. Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and also heard on a variety of audio-conferences.  Her background gives her a unique style of teaching using real life examples of coding and billing situations.

She hates boring lectures, so be prepared for a presentation that is fast paced and informative.  So sit back, listen take notes and be prepared to ask your questions at the end.

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