What changes does 2018 CPT® have in store for the otolaryngology specialty? Examining the new codes and how they will impact coding for the otolaryngology practice are the keys your success for the new year. Everyone from coders and billers, managers and administrators to auditors and otolaryngologists themselves have an important role to play in making sure your practice gets paid for all its services and keeps denials at bay. In 2018, there are new codes added to functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) that will modify your approach to coding for this treatment for a chronic condition.
Keeping up to date with the latest coding changes and avoiding denials due to incorrect reporting of services is crucial to the health of the practice. Join oto coding maven Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, COC , CPC-P, CPC-I , CPCO, CENTC, AAPC Approved ICD-10-CM Instructor, for an informative session designed to help you compliantly optimize payment within the 2018 CPT® coding framework. This session will examine the new codes and how they will impact coding for the otolaryngology practice. Barbara will address the modified wording for existing CPT® codes in 2018, new CPT® codes for FESS in 2018, and revised wording on CPT® codes for bronchoscopy in 2018, as well as ICD-10 changes that impact otolaryngology. After this session, you’ll be armed with a practical understanding of how to integrate the new 2018 CPT codes with the existing CPT codes.
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Barbara J. Cobuzzi is Vice President of Stark Coding and Consulting LLC in Shrewsbury, NJ. She holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from New York University. She holds certifications from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a CPC (certified physician coder), COC (certified hospital outpatient coder), CPC-P (certified payer coder) CPC-I (certified coding instructor) and CPCO (certified professional compliance officer). She...
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