CPT, ICD-10-CM & Medicare Update for 2018: Cardiology Specialty

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Terry A. Fletcher, CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS, CCS-P, CMC, CMSCS, CMCS, ACS-CA, SCP-CA
Conference Date
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
Length
90 minutes
Product Description

Insights on the 2018 Cardiology Coding Updates from an Expert!


CMS has announced the 2018 ICD-10-CM codes that are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018, and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.  There are 34 new, 12 revised and 28 deleted codes for CPT® in 2018. All these 74 code changes will have a major impact on your 2018 reimbursement. Don't worry - help is here.

Join this session with cardiology coding expert Terry Fletcher, BS, CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS, CCS-P, CMSCS, CMC, to get insights on the 2018 CPT®, ICD-10 CM and Medicare updates for cardiology. Terry will present the cardiology specific impact to ICD-10 CM code changes and what you will need to do to update your physicians and coders. Medicare released the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for 2018 on November 2, 2017 and Terry will look at the impact of the final MPFS, on Medicare patients and cardiology. CPT® also has many new, revised and deleted codes coming into effect in 2018, and Terry will look at how the CPT® code changes will affect the cardiology specialty, and will equip you with the tools you’ll need to be well-informed for the new year. You will also learn about some of the important documentation requirements for the new and revised codes, and what you need to find out about different payer policies.

Session Highlights

  • Update on heart failure ICD-10-CM codes which have become more specific
  • Discussion on acute MI (myocardial infarction) codes which now have a Type 1 and Type 2
  • Impact role of patient's response to medication in 2018 for ICD-10-CM
  • Discussion on specific clinical examples representing the new 2018 codes
  • Focus on linking ICD-10-CM to CPT®
  • Discussion on CPT® codes and the new and deleted codes and the impact on cardiology
  • Moderate sedation and cardiology for 2018
  • Discussion on 2018 update for heart cath and PCI
  • 2018 combined valve replacement services (bundling radiology imaging)
  • All Medicare updates impacting the cardiology specialty, i.e. meaningful use, HIPAA, etc.
  • Telemedicine update for 2018
  • Insights on new, revised and deleted CPT® codes for 2018
    • 34 codes added
    • 12 codes revised
    • 28 codes deleted

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Physicians
  • Administrators
  • Collectors
  • Cath lab employees
  • Back office staff
  • Specialty coders

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About Our Speaker

Terry Fletcher - Cardiology Coding Expert

Terry Fletcher is a specialty coding industry coding and billing expert, auditor and educator based in Laguna Beach, California, with over 30 years of experience. Terry is a past member of the National Advisory Board for AAPC, past Chair of the AAPCCA, and AAPC National and Regional Conference Educator. Terry is the technical editor for the Select Coder®  from DecisionHealth, editorial advisor for Cardiology Coding Alert! & Practice...   More Info
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