AMA's 2014 CPT® Edition Have 335 Code Changes - Know Facts That Affect You

The 2014 CPT edition will have a total of 335 changes, including 175 new codes, 107 revised codes and 47 deleted Codes for specialties.

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 18, 2013  /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the release of the 2014 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set it has become imperative for the medical staff and coders to obtain valuable education and training to stay updated on the latest CPT code changes. AudioEducator's audio sessions on 2014 Coding series provide in-depth insights on 2014 CPT® coding updates for all medical specialties like—cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, E/M, and more. We know CMS no longer allows a 90-day grace period for using discontinued codes; therefore it's significant to use valid CPT codes for services performed on or after January 1, 2014. AudioEducator's 2014 coding update helps health care practitioners stay current on CPT changes.


2014 Cardiology Coding Update

Join expert presenter Terry Fletcher, CPC, CCC, CEMS, CMC, CMSCS, CCS-P, CCS in this vital audio conference on Thursday, November 21, 2013, where she will shed light on the 19 new codes for cardiology and  how to implement them prior to Jan. 1, 2014.

Topics covered in the session:

  • Learn about the four new embolization codes (37241-37244), two new heart defect codes (93582-93583), as well as parenthetical revisions for ablation codes
  • Discover which separately reportable services you should capture with the four 2014 peripheral stent codes (37236-37239) to ensure proper reimbursements
  • Check out the documentation requirements when reporting the 10 Category III codes for subcutaneous ICDs (0319T-03228T) and eight new Category I codes for FEVAR (34841-34848)
  • Understand how bundling of "pocket revisions" for pacemaker and ICD procedures will affect coding and why "pocket relocations" (33222-33223) will draw increased payer scrutiny in 2014
  • Clarify IVUS and U/S guidance
  • Go in-depth with in-office diagnostic services
  • Review CCI guidance on coding for Medicare
  • Receive an update on the PCI codes that were revised last year and still creating confusion
  • Get an overview of the new Tele-health codes (E/M Section) and what practices should consider for HIPAA compliance

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Gastroenterology Updates 2014 - New and Revised Codes

Gastroenterology coding veteran Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC will take this audio session on Tuesday, November 26, 2014, where she will provide the most up to date information on new & revised gastroenterology codes and will also tell you how and where to find latest information on 2014 RVU's.

 Topics covered in the session:

  • Identification of new codes with in-depth explanations
  • Revisions - what is different in 2014 for revised codes
  • Are there EVU considerations in the 2014 changes
  • Understanding CPT logic

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2014 Neurology Coding Updates

This information packed audio session will be taken by neurology reimbursement expert Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, where she will discuss the essentials on the CPT® coding changes for neurology services coming in 2014. She will provide tips on how to keep your practice thriving in 2014 by providing a scoop on the status of ICD-10. In addition, Marvel will also shed light on potential HCPCS code changes that may affect your neurology office practice in 2014.

Topics covered in the session:

  • Don't be caught without the facts - Find out all the essentials on the CPT® coding changes for neurology services coming in 2014!  If your neurologist injects botulinum toxins, you don't want to miss this session!
  • Check out potential HCPCS code changes that may affect your neurology office practice in 2014.
  • Find out where in the world is the OIG Work Plan for 2014?  Has the OIG decided to no longer audit physician services?

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2014 CPT Coding Changes for E/M

Expert speaker Lynn Anderanin will take this riveting session on November 26, 2013, where she will review the changes and additions from AMA to the Evaluation and Management services, and will provide you with the rationales for those changes, so that the attendees can understand how these changes affect their business. Lynn will also review any RVU (Relative Value Unit) changes to be able to apply the financial impact of these changes.

 Topics covered in the session:

  • Review and rationales of 4 new CPT®  codes in the E/M services section
  • Any RVU changes to E/M services for 2014
  • Current trends related to CMS and audits for E/M Services

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General Surgery Update for 2014

General surgery practices, beware: You have nearly 170 code changes, additions, and deletions in CPT® 2014 that you'll need to learn how to use. That's a huge number, so expert presenter Lynn Pegram, CPC, CPC-I, CGSC, CEMC wants to help you get going before Jan. 1, 2014 rolls around. She'll comb through all of these changes and let you know what affects you most. Lynn will take this audio session on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

Topics covered in the session:

  • See how "sarcoma" changes more than 20 soft tissue radical resection codes in the range 21015-23333, 24077-24079, and 25077-28047.
  • Implement eight new codes for endovascular aneurysm repair: 38481-38484
  • Clarify vascular stent and embolization coding as CPT® 2014 replaces six codes (37204-37210) with nine new options (37217-37244)

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