Make sure you’re ready for nearly 40 new CPT® codes for labs next year – from microbiology and immunology to myriad new molecular codes, including Tier 1, genomic sequencing procedures (GSPs), and multianalyte assay with algorithmic analyses (MAAAs). That’s not all – CPT® 2018 introduces a new group of codes called proprietary laboratory analyses (PLAs), and new codes for human platelet antigen genotyping. Zika and respiratory syncytial virus nucleic acid tests are also on their way. With 79 code changes for next year, clinical lab managers, pathologists, lab and pathology coders and billers, compliance officers and lab scientists need to understand these codes now.
Join coding veteran Ellen Garver, BS, BA, CPC, to learn how the new and revised 2018 CPT® and HCPCS Level II codes will impact your lab test reporting. The session includes an explanation of clinical applications for the tests, tips about how each code fits in with the existing choices, and the expected impact on revenue. You’ll also learn what documentation is necessary to support the various new codes to ensure you file clean claims and earn the pay your lab deserves.
Who Should Attend
The ideas and strategies discussed in this webinar will be relevant to:
- Peggy Slagle
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.