2017 Coding updates for Gastroenterology

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Updates to ICD-10-CM, CPT®, HCPCS, and the Proposed OPPS Changes in Gastroenterology Coding in 2017

Gastroenterology coders, billers and physicians must be prepared for major changes to the sedation codes and concepts for endoscopy according to the proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) in 2017. This is in addition to the code changes in the ICD-10-CM and CPT® coding systems. The importance of understanding what your practice performs for sedation with endoscopy codes will affect how you bill for this care in the coming year. Simple straightforward explanations of these concepts will help you work efficiently and effectively.

In this session, expert speaker Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, will take you through the new codes for gastro practice and the issues that need to be addressed by your practice. She will also share details on when the new codes must be used, what documentation will be needed for conscious sedation billing, selecting time units, and more. HCPCS and CPT® code changes will also be taken up for discussion during the session.

Session Highlights

  • What are the new codes for conscious sedation in an endoscopic procedure?
  • What are the codes pertinent to a gastro practice from the thousands of code changes for 2017?
  • HCPCS and CPT® codes for 2017, are there any new issues your practice needs to address
  • Conscious sedation changes for gastro codes
    • When to use new codes?
    • What documentation is needed to bill for conscious sedation?
    • Selecting time units, how many minutes are the minimums for a unit of time in the new codes?
  • ICD-10-CM Updated, Deleted and New Codes
  • HCPCS and CPT® code changes and new codes for 2017

Session Snapshots:

  • ICD-10-CM 2017: Revisions, Deletions and Additions
    • Allergic and dietetic gastroenteritis and colitis
    • Vascular disorders of intestine
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Drug induced constipation
    • MeGacolon
    • Acute pancreatitis
    • Intestinal malabsorption
    • Hemorrhage and Hematoma revisions
  • ICD-10-CM Guidelines
    • Excludes 1
    • Etiology/Manifestation
    • “WITH”
    • Code assignment and clinical criteria
    • Hypertensive crisis
    • Poisoning
  • Moderate Sedation Code/ Payment Changes
  • Valuation of codes
  • HCPCS code for some endoscopic procedures
  • Time based CPT codes
  • Documentation

Who should attend

  • Office Administrators
  • Office Managers
  • Coders
  • Billers

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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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