Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System CY 2018 Updates

December 14, 2017

Participants will understand the codes that are being added, revised, or deleted from CPT® Procedural Coding for 2018 and be able to incorporate the information into plans and activities that will lead to improvements in documentation and coding in their hospitals.

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Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand the changes in the 2018 OPPS final and interim rules
  • Recognize key procedural coding and reimbursement changes
  • Identify changes that could affect operational changes
  • Share when these changes will be implemented
  • Identify what the changes will mean for hospitals


Jean C. Russell, MS, RHIT, Epoch Health Solutions, LLC, Partner

Jean Russell has over thirty years of healthcare and information system experience. Her areas of expertise include the Medicare outpatient prospective payment systems (APCs, and APGs), as well as ICD-10-CM/PCS training, Charge Description Master (CDM), admission status reviews, and outpatient coding and compliance. She is a frequent speaker at the national, state and local levels for HFMA and AHIMA professional groups. Jean has her Masters from the University of Houston in Biomedical Engineering; her Bachelors from Colgate University in Biology; and her RHIT from the independent study program through the American Health Information Management Association. Jean is an AHIMA – approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.

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