CY 2019 CPT/HCPCS & OPPS Updates

November 14, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

This timely webinar will provide an overview of the most significant CPT Code changes effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2020 as well as any notable changes to guidelines or the Appendices. The speaker will also address any significant impact the new or modified codes have on the 2020 OPPS.

Speaker: Rachael Gagner D’Andrea, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CPHQ, CHTS-TR

Sepsis Coding and Challenges for Today and Tomorrow

March 21, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

This Coding Roundtable will include a brief review of what we as HIM perceive Sepsis is and how it should coded and what to look for when coding. It will also provide insight into the clinical side of Sepsis 3 and how it will effect coding in the future.

Speaker: Christopher L Averill (Chris), RHIA

Improving the Quality of Cancer Care by Leveraging Oncology Data Analytics

May 30, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

In partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, This presentation will provide insight into how oncology analytics provided by the Cancer Registry can assist in the advancement and improvement of cancer care.   Leveraging technology and engaging in adaptive cancer registry abstraction techniques, unlocks a vast potential that can drive organizations to deliver best practice level care as well as successfully compete in the current value-based era.   Utilizing Cancer Registry data in an institutions multidisciplinary Cancer Quality forum allows providers to analyze and understand data analytics in ways not commonly coordinated. This provides actionable metrics that links clinical and financial perspectives to develop a powerful, collaborative relationship. Technology provides clinical decision support so providers and administrators can evaluate current trends, performance and industry benchmarks to ensure they are meeting clinical industry standards and assist in future goal setting. In addition, analytics helps to streamline cancer care operations and maximize efficiencies.


  • Discuss how Cedars-Sinai Medical Center applies data analytics driven by Cancer Registry research and analysis to improve quality of care.
  • Review how data and analytics are used to uncover insights into the clinical practice.
  • Explore challenges and opportunities that data and analytics can unveil.


Speaker: Kendra L. Hayes, RHIA, CTR

Fine Tune Your Coding Productivity Tracking and Monitoring Processes

Now that ICD-10 implementation is completed, it’s time to revitalize your coding productivity tracking and monitoring processes. Learn key productivity indicators for your coding functional area. Discover how implementing tracking and key productivity measures can maximize performance. Make managing productivity a healthy habit, not a headache.

Learn how to:

  • Set production standards and recognize the pitfalls
  • Track and trend data
  • Establish metrics and key indicators for productivity tracking
  • Identify common units of services to measure
  • Use results to support budgeting, staffing and performance

Speaker: Kris Knight, MBA, RHIA

Cracking the IR Code: Tips for Mastering Interventional Radiology Coding in 2019

February 21, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Get the latest information on the 2019 CPT code updates for interventional radiology procedures including fine needle aspiration biopsies, PICCs and midline catheters, and dilation for endourologic procedures. Additionally, this webinar will feature a discussion of coding rules for complex vascular procedures to avoid common coding mistakes. Procedures discussed will be: dialysis access maintenance, embolization, stent placement, lower extremity revascularization. Participants will also learn when it is appropriate to code diagnostic angiograms in conjunction with therapeutic interventions.

Speaker: Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC

Coding Roundtable – CPT 2019

December 6, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Our Coding Roundtable will discuss the significant changes to CPT for 2019 that will become effective January 1, 2019. We will include case scenarios to provide examples to clarify proper implementation, including: confirming medical necessity, MUEs and any changes in the documentation guideline for assigning E&M codes for physicians.

Speaker: Dr. Shelley C. Safian