2020 Coding Updates for Gastroenterology

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
Conference Date
Thu, Jan 09, 2020
60 minutes
Product Description

Expert Insights on the 2020 Gastroenterology Coding Updates


Understanding code changes both for procedures (CPT) and diagnosis (ICD-10) are imperative at the turn of a new year.  Without that understanding on use of the codes, claims will reject in 2020.  Be prepared for 2020 (and 2021).

There are significant changes to CPT codes for radiologic services for esophagus, pharynx, and swallow codes, understanding these changes so your ordering of tests is appropriate. There are also changes to Online Digital E&M Codes, new codes for non physician QHP providers – using these technology based codes to receive payment for services not previously allowed is important to the financial health of your practice. Also there are updates to Co-Morbidity codes for both the Heart, Pressure Ulcers are important to know as these are codes that show medical necessity for higher level E&M codes

Get a jump on the new codes with industry veteran Jill Young on the code changes proposed by the Coordination and Maintenance Committee. In this session, Young will not only walk you through the code changes, but also provide logic and background clinical information on them.

After attending this session, you will confident in your ability to correctly apply the new CPT® and ICD-10-CM codes for gastroenterology, and support your claims with proper documentation. This session will also touch on changes for 2021 or office E&M services your practice needs to know about, understand and plan for.

Session Highlights

This expert session will teach you to:

From a diagnosis perspective:

  • Service codes for providing instruction and care to patients regarding their hypertension
  • New codes for Personal History of cancer
  • New codes for Phlebitis, Thrombophlebitis, Embolism and Thrombosis

Who Should Attend

  • 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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