2019 CPT Update
Changes & Risk Adjustment, and E&M Level Changes & the Future of E&M Levels
Angela Carmichael, HRG
December 10, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM HST
CEUs: 4.0 – Clinical Data Management
Registration and Breakfast
2019 CPT Updates
The AMA changed 335 codes to reflect scientific and technological advances in medical, surgical and diagnostic services. Several new codes reflect the possibility of using connected health tools and other new delivery systems to improve healthcare quality. Be prepared for the new CPT changes that will go into effect January 1, 2019.
Key changes include:
- Three new remote patient monitoring codes
- Two interprofessional internet consultation codes
- New and revised codes for skin biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, adaptive behavior analysis and central nervous system evaluations, including psychological and neuropsychological testing
E&M Changes and Future of E&M
Under the proposed 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), CMS is making some major changes to Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding and documentation requirements. The 2019 PFS proposed rule, we’ll cover new E/M standards set under the proposed rule. Come and listen to see how they might impact you as a provider.
The Coder’s Playbook for Success with Risk Adjusted Payment Methodologies & The Impact on Risk Adjustment on VBP (Valued Based Purchasing)
Risk adjustment is an actuarial tool used to predict healthcare costs and adjust payments to healthcare plans to cover expected relative costs for providing coverage to enrollees. Risk adjustment ensures that health insurance plans have adequate funding to provide care to people who are likely to have high healthcare costs while at the same time preventing overcompensation for healthy patients. Insurance plans compete based on quality and service, which are the foundation of value-based purchasing (VBP) and healthcare reform.
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