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CodeMap® 2018 Coding Update for Labs and Pathologists::Recorded November 15, 2017

 2018 Coding Update for Labs and Pathologists
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2:00 - 3:15 pm (Eastern Time)
Using the proper procedure and diagnosis codes is essential to your laboratory's compliance efforts. That is why each fall, we devote an entire CodeMap® Webinar to the upcoming coding changes scheduled for the following year. As usual, we will discuss all new, revised, and deleted procedure codes of both the Medicare Laboratory Fee Schedule and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. In addition, we will provide an update on all the changes to the 2018 diagnosis codes (ICD-10).

The following topics will be discussed at this CodeMap® Webinar:
  • New Molecular Pathology Codes: The 2018 CPT® includes 32 new molecular pathology and sequencing codes. Many of these codes were formerly listed as category 2 codes. The 2018 CPT also includes 4 new DNA based MAAA codes for breast and prostate cancer. We will also explain how to code DNA based liquid biopsy procedures.
  • New Proprietary Laboratory Assay (PLA) Codes: For the first time, the 2018 Medicare Laboratory Fee Schedule will include 17 CPT PLA codes. We will explain when and how to use these new codes, as well as how providers may request such new codes for their laboratory developed tests.
  • Definitive Drug Panels: Once again, CMS is reconsidering the procedure codes for definitive drug panels. This could result in changes to Medicare reimbursement, code descriptors, and/or the coding rules associated with these panels. Whatever happens, we will explain the changes to make sure your laboratory fully complies with the coding and reimbursement requirements concerning drug/toxicology testing.
  • Coding and Coverage for Infectious Agent Panels: New restrictive coverage policies from Medicare and commercial payers will govern how and when these panels will be paid. Many existing procedure codes for infectious agent panels may not be covered. Learn how to code infectious agent assays and panels to comply with these new requirements and avoid unnecessary denials.
  • ICD-10 Code Update and Medicare Coverage Policies: The 2018 ICD-10 includes the addition of 360 codes, the deletion of 142 codes, and the revision of 226 codes. These changes will affect numerous Medicare coverage policies concerning lipids testing, iron studies, Vitamin D, PT, PTT, GGT, and many other tests and procedures

Price: $225.00


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