2016 Update for General Surgery

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Prerecorded Event
Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC
60 minutes
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Get the Latest Updates and Guidance to Keep Up With the Changes in General Surgery in 2016

Are you ready for the expected reimbursement changes, revision in ICD-10-CM guidelines, and appropriate documentation for new codes in general surgery for 2016?

Join this information-packed live audioconference by expert speaker Kim Huey to get the 2016 updates for general surgery. You will be able to review new codes for general surgery, which includes codes for fluid collection drainage, mediastinoscopy, trans-endoscopic fundoplication, etc. as well as guideline changes for anus surgery.

Prepare for the changes now so that you’re ready for the upcoming changes in 2016. This informative session will help you do just that.

Session Highlights:

  • Changes to coding for mediastinoscopy
    • New codes 39401 and 39402 (including biopsies)
  • Revisions to anus surgery guidelines
    • Inclusion of Diagnostic Anoscopy to all codes;
    • Updates on cross-references
  • New code for GERD surgery through scope – TIF procedure – transoral incisionless fundoplasty
      • Code #43210, inclusion of duodenoscopy
  • New Category 3 codes for esophageal sphincter augmentation
      • 0392T and 0393T – implanting and removal of magnetic band
  • Codes for prolonged services by clinical staff
        • Time limits
        • #+99415 and #+99416
  • Check-in on ICD-10-CM – new guidelines and definitions
        • 7th Character for Inujuries
  • Fraud and abuse outlook for 2016
  • CPT® Terminology Changes
  • Catheter Drainage Guideline Revisions
  • Medicare: New Payment Methodology
          • Advance Care Planning
          • Transitional Care Management
          • Colonoscopy Codes
          • Provider-based Departments
          • Incident-to Billing
          • Global Surgery Package
          • Value-Based Modifier

Who should attend?

Surgeons, managers, billers, coders

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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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