Spotlight on 2018 CPT® and ICD-10 Changes for Your Lab/Pathology Practice

Event Information
Product Format
Live Webinar
Ellen Garver, BS, BA, CPC
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Thu, Dec 07, 2017
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
90 minutes
Product Description

Expert Insights on the 2018 Pathology Coding Updates

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 assays 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.

Session Highlights:

  • List of 2018 CPT® code additions for pathology
  • CPT® code deletions for pathology in 2018
  • CPT® code revisions impacting pathology in 2018
  • Insights on new, revised and deleted CPT® codes for 2018
  • 48 codes added
  • 17 codes revised
  • 14 codes deleted
  • Documentation and modifier use issues and other issues resulting in denials
  • And more!

Who Should Attend

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

  • Coders
  • Providers
  • Billers
  • Managers
  • Collectors
  • Clinicians

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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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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