2018 CPT® and HCPCS Updates

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Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Insights on the 2018 CPT® and HCPCS Updates

Every year CPT® codes are revised and updated to accommodate current terminology, technology and practice. According to the American Medical Association, 2018 will see many CPT® code changes taking effect.

Keeping up with these annual code changes may seem daunting. Join this session, where expert speaker Amy Pritchett will discuss all changes to the 2018 CPT® and HCPCS coding manuals, which will include in-depth coding guidelines for each chapter as well as added/revised and deleted codes. Amy will help you be ready for the changes that take place on January 1, 2018. You will be able to correctly code and rationalize the changes in both CPT® and HCPCS for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year.

Session Highlights

  • Discuss and define new and revised CPT® coding guidelines
  • Discuss and define new CPT® codes by chapter
  • Discuss and define revised CPT® codes by chapter
  • Discuss and define deleted CPT® codes by chapter
  • Discuss and define new HCPCS codes
  • Discuss and define revisions to HCPCS codes
  • Discuss and define deletions to HCPCS codes

Session Agenda

  • 2018 CPT® coding guideline updates
  • Evaluation and management:
    • Revised codes: 99217-99220
    • New categories
      • Cognitive assessment and care plan services
      • Psychiatric collaborative care management services
    • Deleted codes
  • Anesthesia
    • Added codes
      • 00731: Anesthesia for upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures
      • 00732: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • Deleted Codes
  • Surgery
    • Integumentary system flaps skin and/or deep tissues
      • 15730: Midface flap
      • 15733: Muscle, myocutaneous, or fasciocutaneous flap
    • Integumentary system: Use 19294 in conjunction with 19301, 19302
    • Musculoskeletal:
      • 20939: Bone marrow aspiration for bone grafting
  • Surgery respiratory
    • Respiratory system (endoscopy): Added codes
      • 31241: Nasal/sinus endoscopy
      • 31254: Nasal/sinus endoscopy
      • 31255: Total (anterior and posterior)
  • Surgery cardiovascular
    • Heart/lung transplantation: Added codes
      • 33929: Removal of a total replacement heart system for heart transplantation
  • Surgery: Digestive system
    • Laparoscopic fundoplasty: Added codes
      • 43286: Esophagectomy, total or near total, with laparoscopic mobilization of the abdominal and mediastinal esophagus and proximal gastrectomy
      • 43287: Esophagectomy, distal two-thirds, with laparoscopic mobilization of the abdominal and lower mediastinal esophagus and proximal gastrectomy
  • Surgery: Male genital system
    • Other procedures: Added code
      • 55874: Transperineal placement of biodegradable material
  • Surgery: Female genital system
    • Female genital repair: Revised codes
      • 57240: Anterior colporrhaphy
      • 57260: Combined anteroposterior colporrhaphy
      • 57265: With enterocele repair
  • Surgery: Nervous system
    • Neurorrhaphy, with nerve graft, vein graft, or conduit: Added codes
      • 64913: With nerve allograft, each additional strand
  • Radiology
    • Deleted codes
    • Added codes
      • 71045: Radiographic examination, chest; single view
      • 74018: Radiologic examination, abdomen; 1 view
    • Revised codes
      • 76881: Ultrasound, complete joint, real-time with image documentation
      • 76882: Ultrasound, limited, joint or other nonvascular extremity structure(s)
  • Pathology and laboratory
    • Added code
      • 81448: Hereditary peripheral neuropathies, genomic sequence analysis panel, must include sequencing of at least 5 peripheral neuropathy genes
    • Revised codes
      • 81432: Hereditary breast cancer-related disorders; genomic sequence analysis panel, must include sequencing of at least 10 genes
  • Medicine
    • Vaccine and toxoids: Added codes
      • 90587: Dengue, vaccine, quadrivalent, live, 3 dose schedule, for subcutaneous use
      • 90750: Zoster (shingles) vaccine (HZV), recombinant, subunit, adjuvanted, for intramuscular use
  • Category III codes
    • Addition
      • 0464T
    • Revision
      • 0254T
  • Modifiers
    • Two new modifiers added
      • Modifier 96: Habilitative services
      • Modifier 97: Rehabilitative services
  • 2018 ambulatory surgery updates
  • 2018 OPPs updates
  • HCPCS codes for drug delivery implants 2018
  • Expired pass-through devices
  • 2018 inpatient only procedures
  • 2018 surgical procedures designated as temporary office-based
  • 2018 procedures covered surgical added

Who Should Attend

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

  • Inpatient and outpatient coders
  • HIM managers and supervisors
  • Physicians and managers
  • Billing and editing clerks

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

Amy Pritchett

Amy Pritchett serves as the Manager of Facility Reimbursement & Coding Services at Altegra Health and brings to the firm over 25 years of experience, specializing in revenue cycle management and HIM operations including RAC auditing, charge master implementation and reviews, inpatient MS-DRG and outpatient OPPS coding compliance auditing, and physician practice coding and auditing. Prior to joining Altegra, Amy was the managing director of HIM and an...   More Info
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