2018 CPT® Updates for Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

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Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
60 minutes
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Review of 2018 CPT® Coding Updates for Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

There are multiple CPT® code changes in January 2018, including new or revised codes. Coders, billers and physicians working in practices for pulmonary and sleep medicine must be aware of these changes to ensure maximum reimbursement in 2018. There are 12 CPT® code changes for pulmonary and sleep medicine for 2018, which include 7 additions, 3 revisions and 2 deletions.

Join this session with expert speaker Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, to learn about the changes that will affect reimbursements for pulmonary and sleep medicine practices. Jill will cover new and revised CPT® codes for pulmonary and sleep medicine in FY2018, as well as the CPT® codes that will no longer be in use. You will get tips on avoiding denials and getting maximum reimbursements from Medicare as well as private insurance companies.

Session Highlights

This session will cover:

  • List of 2018 CPT® code changes for pulmonary and sleep medicine
  • Language changes to hospital observation codes that are intended to clarify
  • Changes to therapeutic aspiration of tracheobronchial tree codes may significantly affect your reimbursement for subsequent aspirations. What words were deleted and new ones added to these codes?
  • Understanding of new parenthetical notes were inserted for catheter aspiration of tracheobronchial tree in special circumstances
  • Codes for chest x-rays have been deleted and a new system of codes added. Why the change and which codes now best describe what your office performs?
  • How will change in language of ultrasound code 76000 affect your billings?
  • Understanding the correct coding for the “High Dose” flu shots and which population they are exclusively paid for by Medicare
  • Are the changes to pulmonary stress and exercise testing codes effecting a change in your billing?
  • New section of diagnoses for tobacco use disorders with consideration for remission status
  • New Code 0495T and 0496T: Initiation and monitoring marginal (extended) cadaver donor lung(s) organ perfusion system by physician or qualified health care professional

Session Agenda

  • Evaluation and management services
  • Guidelines for domiciliary, rest home, or custodial care services
  • Prolonged service with direct patient contact
  • Cognitive assessment and care plan services
  • Home and outpatient international normalized ratio monitoring services
  • Existing codes still on CMS fee schedule
  • Pulmonary diagnostic testing and therapies
  • Medicare: Fluzone high dose influenza vaccine covered under Medicare Part B
  • Chapter 4: Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases
  • Chapter 9: Diseases of the circulatory system
  • Chapter 12: Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Chapter 13: Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
  • Chapter 20: External causes of morbidity
  • Chapter 21: Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
  • ICD-10-CM official guidelines for coding and reporting
  • Conventions for the ICD-10-CM
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • F10 alcohol related disorders
  • F11 opioid  related disorders
  • F12 cannabis related disorders
  • Classification of types of myocardial infarction
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Other secondary pulmonary hypertension

Who Should Attend

The ideas and strategies discussed in this webinar will be relevant to:

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office and practice managers

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About Our Speaker

Jill M. Young - Pulmonology Guidelines Expert

Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC, A company founded 11 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff. Jill has over 30 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and also...   More Info
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