CY 2018 OPPS, CPT and HCPCS Updates
Recorded: December 7, 2017
1 CEU. Domain: Clinical Data Management
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.
Brandy Ziesemer, MA, RHIA, CCS, ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Brandy Ziesemer is the health information program manager and professor with Lake-Sumter State College. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and a Certified Coder Specialist. She was an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM & PCS Trainer from August 2011 through June 2017. She is also a member of: the American Health Information Management Association and the Florida Health Information Management Association (AHIMA/FHIMA), the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and of the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Managers (PAHCOM).
Brandy was the FHIMA State Advocacy Coordinator from July 2015-June 2017. She is currently an Advocacy Committee member.
Brandy was also the FHIMA ICD-10 Task Force Leader from July 2013-June 2015. The focus of the taskforce included ICD-10-CM/PCS training (basic and “All Hands on Deck), physician outreach and education in Florida, and acting as a liaison between CMS along with their training partner, Noblis, FHIMA, PAHCOM and AAPC to offer free training to clinicians and their staff.
Over the past year, Brandy has presented three “Food for Thought” sessions for practice managers affiliated with Florida Hospital Waterman. Topics included: MACRA/MIPS; Documentation Improvement to increase the accuracy and specificity of ICD-10-CM code selection; and mastering the correct use of CPT/HCPCS modifiers.
Brandy has co-authored a CPT coding book, contributed to a health informatics book and written a text on Medical Office Management and Technology. She is also the editor of PAHCOM’s six Practice Management Manuals and an advisor to PAHCOM’s education staff.
Brandy has been awarded 3 service awards through FHIMA: Educator of the Year; Literary Award and in 2015, Distinguished Services Award.
Prior to joining the LSSC faculty in 1997, she had extensive experience working with managed care organizations in California and New Jersey, and consulting in physician practice management in Florida. She and her husband moved to Florida from Northern California in 1993.
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