CPT, Medicare, and E/M Coding: Stay Informed with 2024 Updates

Jill M. Young

Jill M. Young

Jill M Young is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC. A company founded 18 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff Jill has over 40 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her unique style of working...
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Jill M. Young & Lynn M. Anderanin

2024 Healthcare Essentials: A Triple Session on CPT Coding, Medicare, and E/M Updates for 2024

SESSION 1- CPT Coding Updates for 2024 |  SPEAKER: Jill M. Young, CEMA, CPC, CEDC, CIMC

The AMA's annual release of CPT® coding updates for 2024 brings significant changes, comprising 153 new codes and a multitude of revisions across various sections. Among the noteworthy additions are codes in the Surgery subsections, encompassing Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Urinary, Female Genital, and Nervous Systems. The Radiology, Pathology, and Laboratory sections also see new entries, including the transition of several Category III codes to Category I, indicating their elevation in significance.

The 2024 edition not only introduces fresh codes but also instigates 349 editorial changes, with 49 codes removed and 70 undergoing revision. Notably, some revisions pertain to unlisted codes (ending in 99) scattered throughout the CPT® book, necessitating a keen understanding of these alterations for accurate coding.

A focal point in the 2024 CPT® edition is the redefinition of split shared visits, deviating notably from CMS guidelines. This deviation opens avenues for potential complexities, emphasizing the importance of grasping the nuances of these changes.

The session aims to elucidate the implications of these modifications, guiding participants through a comprehensive understanding of the 2024 updates. The overarching objective is to equip medical practices with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving coding landscape successfully.

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SESSION 2- Evaluation and Management Coding Updates for 2024 | Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPMA, CPC-I, COSC

This session delves into the dynamic landscape of Evaluation and Management (E&M) coding, particularly focusing on the substantial changes in the CPT® for the year 2024. Amid ongoing transformations in recent years, the E&M section undergoes further refinement, aligning with the overarching goal of streamlining documentation processes and enhancing efficiency.

The session aims to enlighten healthcare providers on the significance of E&M codes across various physician specialties, emphasizing their role in determining service levels through meticulous medical documentation review. With a keen eye on flexibility, the training explores the diverse methods available for code selection, providing insights into reimbursement variations across different service levels.

A pivotal aspect of the agenda involves addressing the imminent changes in the CMS Physicians Fee Schedule Final rule for 2024, specifically examining the impact on E&M services delivered through telehealth post the conclusion of the Public Health Emergency.

The session's objectives extend to unraveling recent modifications and addressing common concerns in E&M coding. A highlight includes the introduction of a new CPT® code within the E&M section, offering providers novel opportunities. The comprehensive agenda spans exploring changes in E&M coding requirements, identifying necessary documentation adjustments, ensuring compliance through adequate documentation, and emphasizing the critical role of education and knowledge sharing among staff.

In essence, the session serves as a comprehensive guide for healthcare professionals, equipping them with the knowledge and insights needed to navigate the intricacies of the evolving E&M coding landscape in 2024.

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SESSION 3- Medicare Updates for 2024 | Jill M. Young, CEMA, CPC, CEDC, CIMC

The imminent release of the Final Rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 2024 holds significant implications for healthcare providers, shaping the landscape of policies, procedures, and code modifications. This comprehensive rule, encompassing HCPCS and CPT codes, provides a roadmap for navigating the intricacies of billing and coding in the upcoming year. In this enlightening session led by Jill M. Young, CEMA, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, participants are guided through efficiently accessing and interpreting the wealth of information within the 2,000+ pages of the final rule.

The session aims to unravel the complexities of the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, emphasizing its often-overlooked importance in preparing healthcare offices for the year ahead. Jill M. Young shares valuable insights, unveiling hidden details within the rule to enhance participants' understanding of impending changes.

Key objectives of the session include empowering participants to identify specific changes affecting Medicare patients, mitigating potential issues such as inaccurate billing, overlooked modifiers, and revenue loss. The discussion centers on the impactful Visit Complexity Add-On code, offering precise guidance from CMS/Medicare on its appropriate usage and frequency, a critical aspect for all participants.

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Who Should Attend

  • Coders 
  • Billers 
  • Office Manager 
  • Office Administrators
  • Auditors
  • Compliance
  • Physicians
  • Physicians Assistants
  • Advanced Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Scribes
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