Medicare Updates 2015

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

CMS/Medicare is Finalizing its Policies and Directions for 2015. Understand the Changes to Budget and Plan Accordingly.

As CMS (Medicare) finalizes its policies and directions for 2015, you need to stay on top of how the changes affect your practice. Whether it is the 21%+ SGR payment reduction or newly bundled codes that will affect your bottom line, knowing what the changes and updates are combined allow you to budget and plan effectively.

This session by expert speaker Jill M. Young concentrates on explaining the Medicare billing and coding updates that are due to happen in 2015.You will get the June/July Proposed Rule document that offers important comments and opinions of the policy makers. You will understand where to find it. You will also understand about the Medicare’s Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule that gives important information, the actual codes and Medicare billing advice and where to find them.

Session Highlights:

  • Global Surgery - what changes are in the near future
  • Screening colonoscopies - changes in patient's liability - some good some bad
  • Imaging studies - changes in how they are to be ordered are fast approaching
  • Colonoscopy in 2015 - why new G codes are required
  • CT payment reduction—an insight
  • Promotion of evidence based care
  • Discussion on Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS)
  • CCM, CCCM and TCM - who, how and why would your practice use these codes
  • CCM: Scope of services, incident-to, and more!
  • Provider based clinics - Medicare's proposal for a new Place of Service - why and what are the implications
  • What are they doing to modifier 59? Use of New “X” Modifiers
  • Discussion on Care management services and complex chronic care coordination
  • Advance Care Planning— New E&M Section, guidelines and codes
  • Final Rule CMS lower endoscopy
  • Top Modifier 59 Errors OIG Report

Who should attend?

Physicians, Practice 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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