December 7, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Get ready for the New Year by learning about the most significant CPT 2018 changes and any major impacts of these changes on the OPPS.
There are 172 new codes; 60 revised codes and 82 deleted codes. There is also clarification on some of the guidance such as reporting initial observation care and reporting prolonged services.
Rumors about changing E&M coding guidelines to focus more on medical decision making and time rather than the current 1995/1997 guidelines are true but premature. After hints starting in 1999 from CMS that the 1995/1997 Guidelines create a burden to physicians and auditors alike, CMS is moving toward a several-year rollout of revising the Guidelines but for 2018, there are no changes to the current rules.
This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about the updates and the impact of the updates on documentation, coding and the OPPS for 2018.
Speaker: Brandy Ziesemer, MA, RHIA, CCS, ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer