2018 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Code Changes

December 7, 2017

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) is the most widely used code set in the U.S. to report outpatient and physician office medical procedures and services. The 2018 CPT code set contains over 300 code changes. This webinar will provide an overview of the additions, revisions and deletions made to the CPT code set that take effect January 1, 2018. The webinar will review the changes that will impact CPT coding in the New Year and show how to correctly apply the codes. In addition, key Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives to revise the Evaluation and Management (E/M) documentation guidelines will also be reviewed. Attendees can use the up-to-date information to better understand the latest revisions to the 2018 CPT code set and ensure your organization is current with the updates.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Review 2018 CPT code additions, revisions or deletions and guidelines updates
  • Utilize clinical examples to correctly apply the new codes and coding guidelines.
  • Recall the background information necessary to understand the rationale and goals of initiatives to revise the E/M documentation guidelines.

Presenter

Sarah Serling, CCS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CEMC, CCS-P, Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer

Sarah is a Content Manager for Elsevier's Revenue Cycle, Coding, and Compliance suite of online education courses and tools. Sarah is a certified medical coder and coding instructor and an experienced educator of both hospital and professional coding curriculum. Sarah has extensive experience in both physician and facility coding, auditing, and revenue cycle management. She is also the author of several popular coding books, resources, and eLearning courses.

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