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CPT changes to be discussed next week

Numerous changes to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) will affect physicians beginning January 1. With broad input from the health care community, the CPT changes will better support the reporting needs of physicians and their health care teams.

Some of the key changes will affect the following services and procedures:

  • Complex chronic care coordination and transitional care management services
  • Breast biopsy procedures
  • Image-guided fluid collection and drainage
  • Endovascular procedures, including new codes for revascularization
  • Upper GI endoscopy procedures
  • Chemodenervation
  • Diagnostic speech evaluation
  • Subcutaneous implantable defibrillator and other electrophysiology procedures

Jen Cohrs, the Wisconsin Medical Society’s director of educational strategies, is participating in the American Medical Association’s CPT/RBRVS Symposium in Chicago this week and will provide in-depth information about the changes during the webinar CPT Update 2014 – A Comprehensive Overview on Thursday, November 21.

The two-hour webinar begins at 11:30 a.m. and will include a review of the new CPT codes, the rationales and coding guidelines as well as the proposed relative value units. Tips for documentation and important reimbursement information also will be shared.

The new and revised CPT codes, which will be used for claims filed as of January 1, will enhance the reporting of innovative diagnostic tools available to reduce disease burdens, improve health outcomes and reduce long-term care costs.

All clinic managers and coding, billing and reimbursement professionals should participate in this webinar to ensure a smooth transition into 2014. After the presentation November 21, the webinar will be available on-demand for physicians and staff to access online at a time and place convenient to them.

Click here for details and to register.

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