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The Future of ICD-10-CM/PCS has Arrived: Obtain Insight into the 2018 ICD-10 Code Sets

Forget the crystal ball. The future has arrived with the release of the 2018 ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets and VitalWare can help determine your destiny.  Be ready by October 1, 2017, for the mandated code updates of hundreds of ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. During this complimentary, 90-minute education session, VitalWare's Director of Professional Services, Clinical Coding Integrity, Jodi Stewart, will provide a thorough discussion of the revised 2018 ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets.

Coding professionals should come away with a greater understanding of the updated ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure code sets, allowing for accurate and compliant coding that supports optimized reimbursement.

Registration for this educational session will open in mid-August.

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

10am PDT / 1pm EDT

E/M Coding for Physicians: Manage the Guidelines and Evaluate the Documentation to Ensure Accurate Reimbursement

This complimentary webinar will thoroughly review the guidelines for E/M code assignment as well as the documentation requirements for each component. We will discuss the role of time in determining the appropriate E/M level of service and the differences between new and established patients as well as exploring the ins and outs of medical necessity requirements. We will also examine billing guidelines for common E/M services including prolonged services, preventive care, risk factor reduction counseling, critical care and advanced care planning.

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

10am PDT / 1pm EDT

To Modify or Not To Modify?: A Guide to Assigning Frequently Misapplied Modifiers

During this complimentary webinar, we will focus on the correct usage of the most frequently misused and over-assigned CPT and HCPCS modifiers. We will cover the basic principles of appropriate modifier assignment and discuss the differences that exist when assigning modifiers to Medicare Part A versus Medicare Part B claims. We will also review the guidelines and reimbursement implications associated with some of the newest modifiers including JW, XE, XP, XS, XU, PN, PO, FX, CT and CP.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

10am PDT / 1pm EDT

What’s Next for the OPPS: A Look at the 2018 Final Rule

Each year CMS issues the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, which details the finalized changes for Medicare outpatient coding and billing for the upcoming year. Join us to discover what changes are scheduled for implementation on January 1, 2018 and how these changes will affect your facility.

During this complimentary webinar, we will analyze the key provisions of the OPPS final rule and identify the significant changes that will impact your organization. This 90-minute webinar will help prepare your staff for compliance with the 2018 Medicare outpatient billing guidelines. Policy changes will be explained and future action items identified to help create an action plan for each facility.

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

10am PST / 1pm EST

2018 CPT Code Updates for Charge Description Master Management

New, revised and deleted 2016 codes for ancillary services affect accurately reporting services through the Charge Description Master and ultimately capturing the correct charges. This complimentary webinar provides an overview of major changes in laboratory, radiology, cardiology and other ancillary services which affect the Charge Description Master.

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

10am PST / 1pm EST

2018 CPT Code Updates for HIM Professionals

Each year the CPT code set undergoes significant changes, and your coding staff needs to be aware of the changes in order to ensure a smooth transition into 2018. Join us for a discussion of the new, deleted and revised CPT codes and associated guidelines.

During this complimentary webinar, we will empower you to correctly apply these new and revised codes and discuss the rationale behind this year’s changes. We will focus on the sections of the CPT book most often utilized by HIM staff; specifically, the Evaluation and Management (E/M) section, the Surgery section and a review of pertinent Category III codes.

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

10am PST / 1pm EST

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