2024 Coding Compendium: A Comprehensive Training Module for Healthcare Professionals!

Lynn M. Anderanin

Lynn M. Anderanin

Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPMA, CPC-I, COSC, has over 35 years’ experience in all areas of the physician practice, specializing in Orthopedics. Lynn is currently a Workshop and Audio Presenter. She is a former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, as well as several other boards for the...
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Pre-recorded
600 Mins
Lynn M. Anderanin & Jill M. Young & Stephanie Thomas, CPC, CANPC, COSC & Toni Elhoms

10 Sessions | 4 Industry Experts | 70% Discounted from Regular Price | 5 Learning Formats

Session 1:  Mastering 2024 CPT® Updates for Accurate Coding | 60 Mins | Jill M. Young

The 2024 CPT® updates bring significant changes, including 153 new codes, 349 editorial changes, and 49 deletions. Noteworthy additions are seen in Surgery (Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Urinary, Female Genital, and Nervous Systems), Radiology, and Pathology/Laboratory. Additionally, Category III codes are being upgraded to Category I, or regular, CPT® codes. A key change is the revised definition of split shared visits, diverging from CMS guidelines. This session aims to educate attendees about the 2024 CPT® updates to ensure accurate code assignment and compliance, avoiding revenue loss due to mis-coding and the need for appeals. It will cover the new definition of split shared visits, changes in various sections of the CPT® book, revised guidelines for unlisted services, updated time intervals for Office and Other Outpatient services, upgraded Category III codes, CPT® policies for telehealth in 2024, and other new codes. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the 2024 CPT® updates, enabling them to apply the changes accurately in their coding practices.

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Session 2: Navigating E/M Coding Changes in 2024 | 60 Mins | Lynn M. Anderanin

The session of the training module will focus on the updates and changes in the Evaluation and Management (E&M) section of the CPT® codebook for 2024. This section has undergone significant transformations in recent years, with 2024 continuing this trend. One of the key changes is the introduction of a new E&M code, offering providers new opportunities for coding and billing. The session will also cover revisions in the CMS Physicians Fee Schedule Final rule for 2024, particularly how they impact E&M services delivered via telehealth, now that the Public Health Emergency has concluded. Attendees will gain insights into how these changes affect coding practices, documentation requirements, and reimbursement. The session aims to help attendees navigate the complexities of E&M coding, understand the new guidelines, and make informed decisions in their coding practices. It will also highlight the importance of accurate and comprehensive documentation in ensuring compliance and avoiding potential penalties.

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Session 3: Mastering 2024 Medicare Care Management Updates | 60 Mins | Toni Elhoms

Care management services are crucial for healthcare providers to monitor and manage their patients effectively, especially in light of the ongoing challenges in healthcare. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to emphasize the importance of these programs in improving patient outcomes and reducing hospital readmissions. However, navigating the reimbursement and reporting rules for these services can be complex, with significant updates in 2024.

This session dives deep into the 2024 Medicare Updates for care management services, providing insights into the key differences between various care coordination services. Participants will gain actionable information to enhance their care management programs immediately.

The session covers essential topics such as the updates to Chronic Care Management (CCM), Principal Care Management (PCM), Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), and Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) coding. It also discusses clinical documentation requirements and billing modifiers for these services in 2024.

Overall, this webinar aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the complexities of care management billing, coding, and documentation effectively in 2024.

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Session 4: Advanced Orthopedics Coding and ASC Procedures for 2024 | 60 Mins | Stephanie Thomas

Join Stephanie Thomas, CPC, CANPC, COSC, in this comprehensive session covering the latest updates in Orthopedics coding and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) procedures for 2024. The American Medical Association (AMA) has introduced new guidelines for Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes, alongside updated descriptions for accuracy, making it crucial for providers and their teams to stay informed.

This session will delve into the essential changes and updates in CPT and ICD-10 coding, offering key insights from specific payers on Orthopedic topics. Participants will gain valuable knowledge to ensure accurate documentation and coding practices, ultimately improving revenue cycle management and compliance.

The session will explore the latest updates to CPT codes for 2024 and ensure that participants are up-to-date with accurate ICD-10 diagnosis codes. Additionally, the session will cover the latest payer updates for Orthopedics, including policies and denial trends, providing attendees with practical strategies to avoid and handle denials effectively.

Participants will also receive guidance on E&M coding in Orthopedics, self-auditing tips, and have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session to address any challenging questions they may have. This webinar promises to be a valuable resource for anyone involved in Orthopedics coding and billing.

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Session 5: Navigating Pain Management Coding Challenges in 2024 | 60 Mins |Stephanie Thomas

In 2024, Pain Management coding faces heightened scrutiny and escalating denial rates, making it imperative for practices to implement robust strategies for protection. This session, led by Stephanie Thomas, CPC, CANPC, COSC, an esteemed expert with extensive nationwide experience in Pain Management billing, promises unparalleled insights and guidance.

The session will delve into the latest changes for 2024 in Pain Management coding, covering both ICD-10 and CPT updates. Attendees will gain practical solutions for common denials and areas of concern, empowering them to navigate these challenges effectively. Additionally, pre-authorization pitfalls will be explored, offering attendees five top tips for success in this critical area.

Managing accounts receivable is a key focus, with proven tips for decreasing aging and boosting revenue. The importance of teamwork will also be emphasized, with strategies for effective collaboration and tracking performance.

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Session 6: Comprehensive Internal Medicine Coding and Billing Updates | 60 Mins | Jill M Young

Internal Medicine practices face a myriad of challenges in staying abreast of evolving coding, billing, and regulatory changes. Led by expert speaker Jill M. Young, CEMA, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, this session provides a comprehensive update on key changes impacting internal medicine providers in 2024.

Participants will gain insights into crucial updates, including new CPT® and ICD-10-CM codes, and changes in CMS/Medicare rules. One significant change discussed is the introduction of a code for the practice expense of a pelvic exam, alongside updates to other codes and guidelines.

A key focus of the session is understanding and applying new CPT® codes, including guidelines for proper use. Additionally, the session will explore variations among principal illness navigation codes and provide practical implementation strategies. Participants will also gain insights into Medicare's 2024 update, focusing on utilization and payment of the visit complexity code, with an emphasis on social determinants of health assessment.

Attendees will leave equipped with the knowledge needed to navigate these changes effectively, ensuring compliance and optimal reimbursement in their internal medicine practices.

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Session 7: Essential Coding and Billing Strategies for Physical Therapy | 60 Mins | Lynn M Anderanin

As healthcare billing and coding practices evolve, staying informed about annual updates is crucial for accurate reimbursement and compliance. Led by renowned expert Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPPM, CPMA, COSC, this session provides a comprehensive review of critical changes affecting billing and coding in 2024.

One key update is the introduction of a new method for reporting caregiver training, leading to confusion around assigning modifiers for procedures involving assistants. Additionally, Medicare policies for therapy services have been updated, including new threshold limits and changes to the "always therapy" listing, necessitating the use of modifiers.

During this session, participants will gain clarity on coding for therapy services and the proper use of modifiers (GP, GO, KX, CQ, CP) in various scenarios. The webinar will also delve into coding by time for therapy services and provide an overview of changes in the Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule for 2024. Attendees can expect to receive updates on any other changes from CMS impacting billing and coding practices.

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Session 8: Latest Updates in DME & Podiatry Coding and Billing | 60 Mins | Lynn M Anderanin

In this session led by Lynn M. Anderanin, attendees gained invaluable insights into the latest updates and changes affecting billing and coding practices in 2024. One of the key highlights was the introduction of a new method for reporting caregiver training, which has caused some confusion regarding the assignment of modifiers for procedures involving assistants. Lynn provided clarity on this issue, emphasizing the importance of understanding and correctly applying modifiers (GP, GO, KX, CQ, CP) in various therapy scenarios.

Another significant topic covered was the updates to Medicare policies for therapy services, including changes to the "always therapy" listing and new threshold limits. Lynn provided practical guidance on navigating these changes and ensuring compliance with Medicare requirements. Attendees also received an overview of changes in the Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule for 2024, gaining insights into how these changes may impact their billing practices.

Overall, the webinar provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the latest updates and changes in billing and coding practices for 2024, equipping them with the knowledge needed to ensure accurate reimbursement and compliance in their healthcare practices.

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Bonus Session 1: Mastering Unlisted Procedure Codes and Modifier 22 | 60 Mins | Lynn M Anderanin

In this bonus session attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of using unlisted procedure codes and modifier 22 to communicate unique or complex procedures to insurance companies. The session highlighted the challenges associated with relying on these codes, such as claim denials and delayed reimbursement, and offered strategies for minimizing their use.

Key topics included the correct uses of unlisted codes and modifier 22, along with the documentation necessary to support their use. Attendees also learned how to write effective appeals for insurance company denials and ensure timely and accurate reimbursement.

The session emphasized the importance of understanding when to use these codes and how to properly document procedures to avoid denials. By the end of the session, attendees were equipped with practical strategies to navigate insurance company policies and ensure that claims involving unique or complex procedures are processed efficiently.

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Bonus Session 2: Understanding and Applying Modifier 25 Correctly | 60 Mins | Lynn M Anderanin

In this session, attendees will get a comprehensive overview of Modifier 25 and its crucial role in communicating the separate and identifiable nature of evaluation and management (E/M) services from procedures performed on the same day. Led by industry expert Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC, the session delved into the correct usage of Modifier 25, addressing common misconceptions and emphasizing the importance of proper documentation to support its application.

Lynn provided detailed insights into when to appropriately use Modifier 25 and when it should be avoided. Attendees gained a clear understanding of the documentation necessary to validate the use of Modifier 25 and learned about similar modifiers applicable to E/M services. Real-life examples were shared, illustrating both correct and incorrect usage of Modifier 25, and Lynn discussed the implications of improper use, including claim denials.

Overall, the session will provide attendees with practical knowledge and strategies for effectively using Modifier 25 to ensure proper reimbursement for E/M services. It also provided guidance on the appeal process for claim denials related to Modifier 25, empowering attendees to navigate these challenges successfully.

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Webinar Highlights

  • Get a 70% discount on the regular price.
  • Stay informed with the latest updates and guidelines for 2024.
  • Gain comprehensive coverage of essential topics for coding and billing professionals.
  • Learn from industry experts with extensive experience in healthcare coding and billing.
  • Watch at your convenience, with no time restrictions.
  • Refer back as many times as needed to meet your work requirements.
  • Pick and choose individual sessions tailored to your specific needs and interests.

Who Should Attend

Coders, Auditors, Billers, Compliance, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Advanced Nurses, Medical Assistants, Scribes, Managers, Podiatrist, Surgery Schedulers, Collectors, Insurance Claims Representatives, Insurance Claims Processors, Prior Authorization Specialists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Reimbursement Staff, and Collection Staff, Qualified Healthcare Professionals, Third Party Billing Company Staff, HIM Professionals, Administrators, Utilization Review 

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