The Annual Update for CPT® 2023

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Each year the AMA updates the CPT® manual for dates of service on January 1st. The changes include additions, revisions, and deletions of codes, guidelines, and parentheticals. In addition to the addition of E/M guideline changes for visits other than office and outpatient visits, there are changes to other parts of the manual that will be implemented on January 1, 2023. These include several changes to the surgery section as well as codes related to COVID and telehealth. There is also at least one new modifier being added related to telehealth. If the changes are not implemented for claims, practices run the risk of claim denials and improper payments. Practices should prepare for the changes so that they are prepared for the new year. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also makes changes in the Physician’s Fee Schedule that need to be understood by physicians and their staff. This is essential in planning for the upcoming year with changes to reimbursement from not only Medicare but other insurance carriers that set reimbursement amounts utilizing RVUs.

Learning Objective:

  • This webinar will identify CPT® changes for 2023
  • Review codes that are being permanently deleted
  • Changes were made to the guidelines to accommodate the E/M services for other places of service other than office and outpatient visits.
  • Understand the 44 new codes added to the surgery section
  • Look at new codes related to COVID
  • Know what is changing in the 2023 CMS Physicians Fee Schedule
  • Apply CMS NCCI Edits for January 2023
  • Have the information necessary to share the new information with other members of your office
  • Receive the tools to educate providers on the documentation needed to assign the appropriate codes

Areas Covered in the Session

  • All changes to CPT® for 2023
  • CMS 2023 Physicians Fee Schedule
  • CMS NCCI Edits and Policy Manual for 2023
  • E/M documentation changes
  • Surgery coding additions, revisions, and deletions
  • Results of CMS review of misvalued codes
  • The latest codes for monkeypox and COVID
  • Changes to modifiers
  • Shared/split visits

Suggested Attendees

  • Billers
  • Coders
  • Administrators
  • Managers
  • Physicians
  • Claims Adjusters
  • Surgery Schedulers
  • Caseworkers
  • Nurses
  • Reimbursement Staff

About the Presenter

Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPPM, COSC is the Sr. Coding Educator for Healthcare Information Services, a revenue cycle management and consulting service in the Chicagoland area. Prior to relocating to Chicago, Lynn was the Billing Office Manager and surgical coder for Hand Surgery Associates, now Michigan Surgery Specialists in the Detroit Area. She has over 39 years of experience in all areas of the physician practice including Practice Administrator, Billing Manager, and Director of Operations. Her experience is primarily in the specialties of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Hematology/Oncology. She has been a speaker for many conferences, including the AAPC National Conferences and Workshops, Community Colleges, Audio Conferences, Certification classes, and Webinars. Lynn became a CPC in 1993, a Certified Instructor in 2002, a Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder in 2009, an examination in which she participated in creating. She passed the Certified Practice Manager exam in 2015, the Certified Medical Auditor exam in 2016, and the Certified Professional Biller exam in 2021. Lynn is the founder of the first local chapter of the AAPC in Chicago, which is now 25 years old, and a former member of the AAPC National Advisory Board as well as several other committees for the AAPC.

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