2018 CPT® Coding Updates for Internal Medicine

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

Expert Insights on the 2018 Internal Medicine Coding Updates


In order to improve clinical documentation and maximize reimbursements for your practice, it is essential that you know the latest revisions and changes to CPT® codes in 2018. Submitting claims without being aware of internal medicine CPT® code changes could result in the use of invalid or incorrect codes, leading to reduced payments, payment delays, and payment denials at worst. Your practice needs to be ready!  Learn about the 10 code additions and 11 code revisions; ensure you know them all.

Join this session with internal medicine coding expert Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, for an in-depth knowledge on 2018 changes to CPT® coding and its impact on internal medicine. Know which codes were added and which codes were revised. You will also learn about the possible impacts that CPT® changes can have on your practice.

In addition, Jill will discuss where you can find the most recent CPT® codes and current guidelines in Internal Medicine. Learn how you can start applying them today, instead of waiting for tomorrow.

Session Highlights

  • Review of new internal medicine CPT® codes for 2018
  • 2018 CPT® code revision for internal medicine
  • Language changes to hospital observation codes that are intended to clarify
  • Understand the correct coding for the “High Dose” flu shots and for which population they are exclusively paid for by Medicare
  • Whether there are changes to pulmonary stress and exercise testing codes affecting a change in your billing
  • Whether the new code for therapeutic interventions focusing on cognitive function, one that can be utilized by your practice
  • Diagnosis codes for substance use disorders, which include, sections on alcohol, opioid, and cannabis
  • New section of diagnosis codes for tobacco use disorders with consideration for remission status
  • New Diabetes Type II codes with ketoacidosis classifications
  • New codes differentiating recurrence in Clostridium difficile (C. diff)

Session Agenda

  • Latest revision and changes to 2018 CPT® codes
  • How use of invalid or incorrect internal medicine codes can lead to reduced, delayed or denied payments
  • List of the  added and revised CPT® codes
  • Impact of CPT® code changes on internal medicine
  • How your practice can possibly be impacted by CPT® code changes
  • Why you need to start applying the updated codes and not wait any longer

Who Should Attend

The ideas and strategies discussed in this webinar will be relevant to:

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office and practice managers

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

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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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