2020 CPT Updates

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM EST 

CPT 2020 published 248 new codes, 75 revised codes and 71 deleted codes. In addition, a policy change has been initiated for use of modifier 50 (bilateral procedure). Join popular educator and expert Gail Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P, as she provides an overview of the changes, along with clinical descriptions for many of the surgical procedures. The program concludes with a summary of changes to other sections of CPT, such as Radiology, Pathology, and Laboratory.

At the conclusion of the Webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify trends in CPT updates for 2020
  • Explain the new policy change for bilateral modifier
  • Summarize proposed changes to E/M services for 2021
  • Describe key changes to guidance for mastectomy codes
  • Identify documentation requirements for coding pericardiocentesis
  • Explain new hemorrhoidectomy procedure
  • Summarize changes to other sections of CPT
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Gail I. Smith MA, RHIA, CCS-P,
Gail Smith Consulting, LLC
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