2018 CPT® Updates for Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Event Information
Product Format
Live Audio Conference
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Thu, Jan 11, 2018
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Review of 2018 CPT® Coding Updates for Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

January 2018 will see CPT® code changes with multiple code changes, 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 22 CPT® code changes for pulmonary and sleep medicine for 2018, which include 14 additions, 6 revisions and 2 deletions.

Join this session with expert speaker Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, to learn about the changes that are going to 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. Get tips on avoiding denials and getting maximum reimbursements from Medicare as well as private insurance companies.

Session Highlights

  • 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

Who Should Attend

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

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office and practice managers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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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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