2018 Medicare Updates for CMS Policies & Directions

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Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
60 minutes
Product Description

Expert Insights on the CMS Medicare Coding Updates

You must be ready for the 2018 Medicare updates to CMS policies and directions to ensure that your Medicare claims are paid and so you get maximum reimbursements in 2018.

Join this session with expert speaker Jill M. Young, who will provide you with the latest updates on the CMS policies and directions for Medicare. Jill will walk you through each change and show how it affects your practice in coding, billing and documentation. Jill will provide you with the tips and strategies to get maximum Medicare reimbursements and to avoid denials.

Session Highlights

  • Changes and updates to the HCPCS procedure coding system (including CPT® codes)
  • Changes and updates to the ICD-10-CM diagnosís coding system
  • Pulmonary diagnostic tests
    • New codes
      • 94617 -Exercise test for bronchospasm, including pre- and post-spirometry and pulse oximetry
      • 94618 – Pulmonary strèss testing, including measurement of heart rate, oximetry and oxygen titration, when performed
    • Deleted codes
  • Changed anesthesìa codes
    • New codes
      • 00731 and 00732: Upper GI procedures
      • 00811 and 00812: Lower GI procedures
  • 00813: Upper and lower GI procedures

Session Agenda

  • Relative value units (RVU)
  • Relative value scale update committee (RUC)
  • Why RUC is important
  • Telehealth – Elimination of Modìfier GT
  • Payment incentive for transition traditional X-ray imaging to dìgital radiography or other imaging services
  • Site neutral payments provision (“Section 603”)
  • Payment rules for non-excepted off-campus provider-based hospital departments
  • Payment rates for non-excepted off-campus provider-based hospital departments paid under the PFS
  • Supervision of hospital outpatient therapeutic services
  • Supervision of diagnostic tests
  • OPPS payment for hospital outpatient visits and critical care services
  • Medicare – High dose influenza vaccine
  • Diabetes prevention program

Who Should Attend

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

  • Coders
  • Providers
  • Billers
  • Office and practice managers
  • Physician owners
  • Medical directors
  • All specialties – particularly practices with large Medicare populations

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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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