AudioEducator presents audio conferences on latest CPT coding updates for 2014

The providers want accurate reimbursement, whereas the payers want efficient claims processing. The ever-changing CPT® code set doesn't make your job easy. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), there will be 335 total code changes in 2014, to include 175 new codes, 107 revised codes, and 47 deleted codes. Thus, to make your job easy and assist you with convenient education and training specific to these CPT® coding changes, AudioEducator is presenting audio conferences on latest CPT® coding updates for 2014.

Shoulder Coding Updates

Join Margie Scalley Vaught - CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, in this 60 minute audio session on Wednesday, December 18, where she will cover the shoulder coding changes in 2014, for e.g. new revision arthroplasty codes. She will discuss the ongoing issues with shoulder arthroscopy procedures, and how CCI guidelines are starting to limit the number of codes you will report.

Topics covered in the session:

  • Know the 2014 new codes for arthroplasty procedures
  • Find out when modifier 59 is appropriate from both CPT and CCI stand point
  • Understand your payer/carrier reimbursement policies
  • Identify codes most commonly used in trauma cases of the shoulder
  • Help your surgeons understand the importance of documentation

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2014 Ob-Gyn Coding Updates

Join Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, MA in this audio session, where she'll cover the changes that will impact ob/gyn coding by providing you "insider" information directly from the CPT® annual symposium, which explains why the changes were made and how to accurately use any new or revised codes or guidelines. She will provide an overview of the new payment schemes for 2014, and give you details you can use to update your knowledge of Medicare coverage guidelines, especially in relation to fecal occult tests, payment for office surgeries, and redefining "incident to" services.

Topics covered in the session:

  • This change to CPT®  will help your physician's document consults with other providers over the phone or via the Internet
  • The proposed rules for Medicare changes are out, get the updates on the final decision regarding revalued codes, proposed payment for office surgeries, ordering requirements for the FOBT, statutory revisions to the "incident to" rules, the winners and losers with regard to relative value units
  • The OIG Work Plan is still looking for a few good audits. Learn about what the government  plans  in the way of claim scrutiny for 2014
  • Just because the CPT® book lists certain vaccine codes does not mean you can report them.  FDA's approval is key. You could be getting unnecessary denials unless you know about the new flu code and Hepatitis B code changes

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2014 Urology Coding Update

Join expert speaker Michael Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS, in this audio session on Wednesday, December 18, where he will focus on the new CPT codes for urology and the coding changes. He will cover the documentation requirement, the new guidelines for coding, various charts, and reference materials.

Topics covered in the session:

  • Overview of changes made in ICD-9 codes and review of some potential urological ICD-10 codes
  • Analysis of all the new, revised, and deleted CPT codes for the year 2014
  • Concentrating on reporting on old and new conversion factors
  • Desirable economical changes for urology in the new year
  • New interpretation of modifier -59 and its effect on surgical coding for urology
  • Changes in billing for consultations of non-Medicare patients
  • Changes in the use of modifier -25
  • The changing face of urology
  • Introduction to ICD-10 for urology
  • New coding policy for the treatment of multiple lesion in the same organ


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