2013 Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Coding Updates

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Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
60 minutes
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Find Out If Dyspnea And Shortness Of Breath Are Different In 2013.

Coding updates happen every year, and if you’re overlooking deletions and focusing only on the additions, then you could be setting your claim up for disaster.

The upcoming year brings various changes to both CPT® and ICD-9 pulmonology codes. For instance, you need to underline how you report dyspnea and shortness of breath. Highlight the ICD-9 guidelines explaining how to report COPD (496) when other lung conditions are present. On the other hand, 2013 will alter some of your pulmonology services, including updates to thoracentesis, pleural drainage, vaccine, and polysomnography codes. Don’t forget to prepare for E/M coding changes, too. CPT® introduces revisions to virtually every code descriptor in the E/M section.

Check out this expert audio conference, presented by Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, for the latest news and what you should do to prepare right now.

This session will help you:

  • Underline this CPT® terminology change regarding providers.
  • Check out the E/M changes that are most troublesome to Pulmonary Medicine.
  • Implement documentation tips for pulmonary & sleep medicine, based on 2012 payers’ comments.
  • Apply these Medicare guidelines regarding home sleep studies
  • Final 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).
  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).
  • Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System - PECOS.
  • Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MMPR).
  • Bronchoscopy Changes.

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

Who should attend? pulmonology, pulmonology billing and staff, midlevel providers, coders, practice managers

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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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