Gain access to VitalWare's library of webinars led by our team of coding and content experts. These recordings cover a wide variety of topics from ICD-10 to the many yearly updates.

"It's a challenge keeping up with all of the changes CMS makes on an ongoing basis. VitalWare's webinars make it easy to stay up-to-date right from our desks and further enhances the use of our VitalCDM application."

Julie A. Missias, RN, CPC
Revenue Integrity Specialist
Bronson Healthcare

*Note: Recordings no longer qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU). Visit our Events Calendar to register for upcoming live sessions that qualify for CEU credits. 

2018 CPT Coding Updates for HIM Professionals

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate CPT code changes for the Surgery and E/M sections of the code book
  • Review of the pertinent coding changes related to the Category III codes
  • Discuss other changes to guidelines affecting these sections of the code book
  • Review of the rationale behind the identified code changes
  • Present coding examples related to the new codes for 2018

Recorded December 13, 2017

2018 CPT Coding Updates for CDM

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Provide an introduction and overview of major 2018 CPT code changes for ancillary services
  • Review pertinent rationale for additions, revisions and deletions
  • Discuss potential CDM operational impact of changes

Recorded December 12, 2017

What's Next for the OPPS: A look at the 2018 Final Rule

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Review the important changes to Medicare outpatient coding and billing requirements for 2018
  • Analyze significant APC grouping changes for 2018 to include a discussion of comprehensive APCs and additional packaging provisions
  • Identify the top operational challenges hospitals will face in 2018
  • Review changes to hospital outpatient quality requirements
  • Discuss other key changes related to charging, coding and billing outpatient services

Recorded November 29, 2017

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

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the differences between Level I and Level II modifiers
  • Explain the history and purpose of modifier assignment
  • Identify the reimbursement implications of modifier usage
  • Understand the basic guidelines for assignment of modifiers that are frequently misused
  • Discuss the differences between facility and professional modifier assignment
  • Apply modifiers appropriately through coding scenarios and examples

Recorded October 18, 2017

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

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Review the key components necessary to bill for E/M services
  • Discuss documentation requirements and common pitfalls to avoid
  • Outline differences between new and established patients
  • Identify medical necessity requirements related to E/M services
  • Discuss the use of time as a determining factor when assigning E/M level
  • Review appropriate assignment of codes for prolonged services, preventive care, critical care and advanced care planning

Recorded October 4, 2017

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

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Apply the numerous coding updates
  • Recognize potential documentation needs
  • Identify potential MCC and CC changes
  • Be proactive with the code changes to improve productivity and avoid setbacks to reimbursement

Recorded September 6, 2017

A Guide to Eliminating Infusion Confusion

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Review the basic concepts for initial, concurrent and sequential infusions
  • Identify the appropriate use of codes for hydration, complex drug infusion/injection and other therapeutic drug infusion/injection
  • Discuss documentation requirements for various Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs)
  • Understand the structure and purpose of the coding hierarchy for infusion/injection services
  • Apply CPT® codes using real-world examples of patients receiving infusion services

Recorded July 19, 2017

Auditing ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding is Key to Continuous Improvement:  Discover Educational Opportunities

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify key areas of concern based on diagnosis or procedure coding
  • Identify the most common issues that lead to ICD-10 coding discrepancies and varying code assignment patterns
  • Identify compliance and audit issues specific to ICD-10-CM/PCS

Recorded June 21, 2017

There’s Nothing Humerus about Orthopedic Coding; VitalWare Will Help Straighten Things Out

After viewing this webinar, you will:

  • Confident with coding orthopedic procedures through coding examples
  • Identify common conditions and procedures of the shoulder, spine, hip and knee
  • Understand official guidance relevant to orthopedics
  • Recognize anatomy related to shoulder, spinal, hip and knee joints

Recorded May 24, 2017

Don't let ICD-10-PCS Cardiac Coding be a Heartbreaker:
Keep Your Fingers on the Pulse of Cardiac Procedure Coding

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify key areas of anatomy needed to appropriately assign ICD-10-PCS codes for cardiovascular procedures
  • Identify reportable procedure codes using current coding guidance for cardiovascular procedures
  • Identify correct root operations and coding for cardiovascular procedures utilizing specific case studies

Recorded March 15, 2017

Understanding the National Correct Coding Initiative

After viewing this webinar, you will:

  • Explain the purpose and rationale behind the National Correct Coding Initiative
  • Understand of the distinct components of the NCCI and how these distinct components are used to edit claims
  • Gain knowledge of the differences between facility and professional edits
  • Identify the NCCI eligible modifiers and how to apply them correctly using practice scenarios

Recorded February 15, 2017

CDM 101: Basic Overview for Beginners

After viewing this webinar, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of key definitions and concepts of the CDM
  • Identify standard data elements contained in the CDM
  • Recognize the impact of the CDM on departmental management
  • Understand the importance of an established maintenance process

Recorded January 25, 2017

Auditing Benefits You Should Know About in the New Year
Webinar with Rice Memorial Hospital

December 6, 2016