Gastroenterology Coding for 2017 – Changes to Moderate (Conscious) Sedation Coding

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

Major Changes to Sedation Codes and Concepts for Endoscopy in 2017


Has your gastronomy practice seen an unexplained decrease in reimbursement for services this year? Any dip could likely be linked to the removal of Moderate (Conscious) Sedation work RVUs from all CPT® codes. If you’re thinking that doing nothing is the correct thing to do, that is NOT the right answer. If you ignore this issue, it will invariably lead to inappropriate loss of reimbursement for the services you’ve provided. If your gastroenterology providers are providing moderate sedation services and you are not separately billing for them, you are leaving reimbursement dollars on the table.

During this information-packed session, Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, will provide an update to all major changes to sedation codes and concepts for endoscopy in 2017. With the help of simple straightforward explanations of these concepts, Jill will help you work efficiently and effectively. You’ll also be able to identify the conversation you need to have with your providers to accurately reflect their work and receive reimbursement for it—something that you may be missing.

Session Highlights

  • RVU assignation for new codes and 2017 effect on old codes
  • Define new Moderate Sedation codes
  • Define new Moderate Sedation Codes for use with specific gastro codes
  • Define time thresholds (minimum time to bill a code)
  • What documentation is needed to bill for conscious sedation
  • Intra-service time – don’t shortchange this important time interval
  • Locating the chart of codes that show which moderate sedation code is appropriate for each endoscopy CPT® code
  • How to correctly identify and document “intraservice time”

Session Snapshots

  • How did these changes occur?
  • Relative Value Unit (RVU)
  • Process for Changing Codes Moderate (Conscious) Sedation
  • Moderate (conscious) sedation
  • Appendix G
  • Code changes
  • Moderate sedation relative value units
  • New CPT® codes 2017
  • Moderate Sedation Codes CPT Guidelines
  • Pre-service - intra service and post service work - CPT® guidelines
  • New - HCPCS code 2017
  • Valuation of NEW CPT codes – CMS
  • Time based codes
  • Documentation suggestions
  • Moderate sedation with examples
  • 2017 proposed MPFS, HOPD, ASC payment changes

Who should attend?

  • Office Administrators
  • Office Managers
  • Coders and 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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