2016 Updates for Family Practice

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Prerecorded Event
Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC
60 minutes
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Insights on 2016 CPT® Updates for Family Practice


The new CPT® codes for CY2016 for Family Practice are already here. To give you a glimpse of the changes: 17 codes for outdated vaccines have been deleted and code descriptions revised to coordinate with Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices among many other revisions, additions and deletions.

To update yourself with the CPT® changes and avoid crippling delays and denials in payment, join expert speaker Kim Huey in this session to review the coding changes in the Family Practice, including codes for ear lavage, advanced care planning, and prolonged services by clinical staff. This webinar will also review the changes to ICD-10-CM pertaining to the family practice.

Plus, get documentation strategies for new codes and tips to stay in compliance with documentation requirements for new and revised codes.

Session Highlights

  • New code for ear lavage – documentation requirements, who can perform
  • New reimbursement for advanced care planning codes – how to document and what to expect in reimbursement
  • Advanced care planning when same day as E&M
  • New codes for prolonged services by clinical staff
  • Changes in X-ray codes and documentation 
  • Updated ICD-10-CM guidelines
  • Fraud and abuse outlook – what is the OIG looking at in 2016?
  • Updates to Medicare payments in 2016

Session Agenda:

  • CPT® terminology changes
  • Prolonged services
  • New radiology codes
  • Updated Pathology/Laboratory codes
  • New and deleted vaccine codes
  • Advanced Care Planning (ACP)
  • CPT® time rule
  • ACP Incident-to
  • Transitional Care Management
  • Provider-based departments
  • Incident-to billing
  • Value-based modifier

Who should attend?

Providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, managers, coders, billing staff

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About Our Speaker

Kim Garner Huey - Health Care Management Expert

Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians.

Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a bachelor’s degree in health care management and went on to...   More Info
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