Pathology and Laboratory 2016 Regulatory and CPT® Coding Update

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Prerecorded Event
Ellen Garver, BS, BA, CPC
60 minutes
Product Description

Explore Fee Schedule Pricing Updates for 2016 and Look Ahead to PAMA’S Impact on Clinical Lab Pricing!

Correctly use new and revised CPT® 2016 codes to earn pay you deserve. Don’t miss out on new, revised, and deleted codes to streamline reporting direct and indirect immunofluorescence. Revamp your Medicare drug screen coding — again — with new “G” codes.

Learn how to comply with CMS regulatory guidance to ensure clean claims. This session by our expert speaker, Ellen Garver, will give you the latest direction from Medicare fee schedules and edit programs such as Correct Coding Initiative (CCI).

Session Highlights:

  • How-to tips for implementing new codes
  • Analysis of late-breaking fee schedule and policy updates from CMS
  • Expert guidance gleaned from insider interviews
  • Links to official guidance documents for authoritative resources
  • Medicare drug screen code changes — and watch other payers, too
  • Infectious agent immunoassay codes to specify EIA, ELISA, IMCA, or similar procedures
  • Pared down chromatography method code choices
  • New obstetrics panel code with HIV testing
  • Anticipated - new Tier 1 molecular codes for BRCA1/BRCA2, and additional KIT, KRAS, and NRAS variants
  • Fast forwarding reporting genomic test panels for breast cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, retinal disorders and other heritable conditions
  • Expected: 10 new MAAA codes for colon cancer, coronary artery disease, tumor of unknown origin and more
  • Fee schedule pricing updates for 2016
  • Looking ahead to PAMA’s impact on clinical lab pricing

Who should attend?

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Administrators
  • Collectors
  • Physicians
  • Cath lab staff
  • Front office.

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About Our Speaker

Ellen Garver - Pathology Coding Expert

Ellen Garver, BS, BA, CPC, regularly covers medical coding and compliance for pathology and laboratory as well as general surgery. The 15-year Coding Institute veteran has served as the editor of Pathology/Lab Coding Alert since its inception in 1999 and is also the current editor of General Surgery Coding Alert.

Ellen shares her pathology and laboratory coding know-how by presenting at various Coding Institute...   More Info
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