2012 Internal Medicine Coding Update

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
Conference Date
Wed, Jan 11, 2012
60 Minutes
Product Description

Don't grind to a coding halt - Get the codes you need, to keep on rolling in 2012.


Changes in both diagnosis and procedure codes, can affect your everyday claims processing. Get the latest information and understand what the code changes mean to your practice.

Instead of: working  like heck to make sure you're using the new codes correctly, combing over the big, thick new CPT book for changes that are relevant, and trying to figure out reimbursement winners and losers once the RVU changes come out. 

Join Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, for this 1-hour audio event get up-to the minute changes for both diagnosis and procedure codes for 2012. Jill will show you how the changes will affect your everyday claims processing.

What’s different about the new Advance Beneficíary Notice (ABN) and when do I have to use this new form. Plus, insight into ICD-9 and CPT® Updates as follows:

Diagnostic Code changes explained including 

  • 3 new  Influenza diagnostic codes due to Novel influenza A virus
  • Greater classifications for the diagnosis of pneumothorax, pneumonitis, and pneumonia
  • New situational codes for respiratory failure
  • Several new classifications of lung field abnormalities
  • Several organizational changes for post-operative shock
  • Anaphylactic and other serum reaction code classifications

CPT – Minor changes to the Prolonged Care Descriptors

  • Clarifications in the descriptors for immunization with counseling administration codes
  • Clarifications to the descriptors concerning cardiovascular stress tests
  • Guidance for equipment use for physiologic studies
  • New subsections under pulmonary with descriptor additions for spriometry and other lung volume and function tests
  • New subsection for Sleep Medicine Testing with definitions of many terms utilized in sleep testing
  • Facility restrictions for infusion codes

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

Who should attend? Physicians, coders& billers, office 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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