2018 CPT and HCPCS Updates

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Amy Pritchett
Webinar Id: 801144

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In this webinar expert speaker Amy Pritchett will discuss all changes to the 2018 CPT and HCPCS coding manuals, which will include in-depth coding guidelines for each chapter as well as added/revised and deleted codes, also you will be able to correctly code and rationalize the changes in both CPT and HCPCS for the upcoming 2018 year.

Overview:

2018 will see significant changes in each section of the CPT and HCPCS manuals. There have been over 350 code changes with the update. This hour-long presentation will navigate you through the changes per each chapter of the CPT and HCPCS manuals. This webinar will also provide the tools necessary to remain compliant and continue the revenue cycle process day one of go-live.

Why should you Attend: Coders today use HCPCS codes to represent medical procedures to Medicare, Medicaid and several other third-party payers. To accurately and compliantly code during the changes taking effect January 1, 2018, all coding and HIM professionals as well as Revenue Cycle Managers should stay abreast of the changes. This webinar will discuss and help navigate you through the changes chapter-by-chapter with discussion on additions, revisions and deletions of codes, as well as new and revised guidelines per section.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Revised, added and deleted CPT codes for 2018 updates
  • Revised, added and deleted HCPCS codes for 2018 updates
  • Revised, added and deleted CPT coding guidelines for 2018 updates

Who Will Benefit:
  • Compliance Officers
  • CFO
  • CEO
  • CIO
  • Billing Clerks
  • Inpatient Coders
  • Outpatient Coders
  • HIM Managers
  • Office Managers

Speaker Profile
Amy Pritchett , CCS, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CASCC, CANPC, CEDC, CRC, CMRS, C-AHI, ICDCT-CM, ICDCT-PCS Manager, Facility Reimbursement & Coding Services Amy Pritchett serves as the Manager of Facility Reimbursement & Coding Services and brings to the firm over 25 years of experience specializing in revenue cycle management and HIM operations including RAC auditing, Charge Master implementation and reviews, inpatient MS-DRG and outpatient OPPS coding compliance auditing, and physician practice coding and auditing. Prior to joining Altegra, Ms. Pritchett was a Managing Director of HIM and an integral part of education for the coding team as well as for physicians and nursing staff.

Ms. Pritchett has also served in positions as a high-level senior auditor, providing auditing for all facility work types, and as a pro-fee (Part B) coder/auditor. Amy has also served as a supervisor for combined inpatient and outpatient coding, as well as compliance management and revenue cycle facility management. Ms. Pritchett is a frequent contributor to many HIM and healthcare financial publications and has served as an editorial advisory board member of BC Advantage, Healthcare Business Monthly (AAPC) and also is serving consecutive terms on the AHIMA Certification Review Board.

She has presented numerous educational seminars throughout the country, and has presented at the national conferences for AHIMA, AAPC, The Coding Institute, BC Advantage and the annual state meetings for ALHIMA, FHIMA, and AKHIMA. Ms. Pritchett has also served as a President of her local AAPC Chapter in Mobile, Alabama bringing her expertise to monthly education and meetings as a presenter. She also serves as an interim instructor for her local college and serves under the Volunteers of America, providing Medical Billing and Coding instruction. Ms. Pritchett has served on the development team for Meditech electronic medical record software and has developed several programs for AAPC and The Coding Institute.

Amy is also a contributing educator for a new program developed by the AAPC providing webinars to help coders continue their CEU credits for the year and also provide on-demand high-level questions and answers in real-time format. Amy also taught several ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS courses from 2014-2016, providing her local hospitals, physicians and coding staff the education needed for the implementation of ICD-10. She possesses extensive knowledge of all aspects of coding and third party reimbursement issues.


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