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Course Description

Every year, CMS will bring new Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) updates into effect and this year also several changes have been made. All the major proposed updates must be informed in order to comply with consistent OPPS setting and reimbursement. In this proposed rule, the change amounts and factors used will be described to determine the payment rates for Medicare services paid under the OPPS and those paid under the ASC payment system.

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that may affect claim processing. This webinar reviews and discusses the CY 2018 CPT Code updates, guidelines and also provides detailed description for the appropriate application of those new codes in different situations.

Our expert, speaker Amy Pritchett , BSHA, CCS, CPC-I, CPMA, CANPC, CASCC, CDEO, CEDC, CRC, CMDP, CMPM, CMRS, C-AHI, ICDCT-CM, ICDCT-PCS , will also discuss on ASC and HCPCS code updates, guidelines and their application. Organization must get acquainted with these all changes so that prevention can be implemented for any disruption to claims processing

Learning Objectives:

Updates in any facility setting is important each year. The completeness of the chart as well as Revenue cycle are endanger if you are not aware on the most current updates.

• Review and discuss on Additions/Deletions/Revisions to coding guidelines in FY 2018 OPPS updates.
• Correct application of OPPS changes to different situation.
• Review and discuss on Additions/Deletions/Revisions to 2018 CPT code updates and their
appropriate application in to various scenario.
• Review and discuss on Additions/Deletions/Revisions to ASC codes and guidelines for FY 2018
• To know Updates to HCPCS codes for 2018
• Get acquainted with these proposed changes; and proper Implementation of OPPS, ASC, CPT and HCPCS new codes

Area Covered In The Session:

• 2018 OPPS Updates
• 2018 ASC Updates
• 2018 CPT Updates
• 2018 HCPCS Updates

Target Audience:

• Outpatient and Physician Coders
• Clinical Coders
• Coding Managers
• Supervisors
• Chargemaster Managers
• HIM Directors/Staff
• Revenue Cycle Directors
• CDI Specialists

Our Speaker Profile:

Amy Pritchett, CCS, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CASCC, CANPC, CEDC, CRC, CMRS, C-AHI, ICDCT-CM, ICDCT-PCS, brings over 25 years’ of experience, specializing in revenue cycle management and HIM operations including RAC auditing, Charge Master implementation and reviews, inpatient MS-DRG and outpatient OPPS coding compliance auditing, and physician practice coding and auditing. Prior to joining Altegra, Ms. Pritchett was a Managing Director of HIM and an integral part of education for the coding team as well as for physicians and nursing staff.

Ms. Pritchett has also served in positions as a high-level senior auditor, providing auditing for all facility work types, and as a pro-fee (Part B) coder/auditor. Amy has also served as a supervisor for combined inpatient and outpatient coding, as well as compliance management and revenue cycle facility management.

Ms. Pritchett is a frequent contributor to many HIM and healthcare financial publications and has served as an editorial advisory board member of BC Advantage, Healthcare Business Monthly (AAPC) and also is serving consecutive terms on the AHIMA Certification Review Board. She has presented numerous educational seminars throughout the country, and has presented at the national conferences for AHIMA, AAPC, The Coding Institute, BC Advantage and the annual state meetings for ALHIMA, FHIMA, AKHIMA and HealthCon 2017 for AAPC.

Ms. Pritchett has also served as a President of her local AAPC Chapter in Mobile, Alabama bringing her expertise to monthly education and meetings as a presenter. She also serves as an interim instructor for her local college and serves under the Volunteers of America, providing Medical Billing and Coding instruction.

Ms. Pritchett has served on the development team for Meditech electronic medical record software and has developed several programs for AAPC and The Coding Institute. Amy is also a contributing educator for a new program developed by the AAPC providing webinars to help coders continue their CEU credits for the year and also provide on-demand high-level questions and answers in real-time format.

Amy also taught several ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS courses from 2014-2016, providing her local hospitals, physicians and coding staff the education needed for the implementation of ICD-10. She possesses extensive knowledge of all aspects of coding and third party reimbursement issues.

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