2014 Laboratory Coding Update

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Your must-attend session for a year of major change

Several major changes are potentially coming to coding, billing and reimbursement for laboratory and pathology services in 2014 which means you should not miss the MedLearn Publishing "2014 Laboratory Coding Update." Our presenter, Robin Miller Zweifel, will deliver the latest critical intelligence and insights related to coding and billing for molecular pathology, new CPT codes for therapeutic drug monitoring, adjustments to the RVUs for pathology services and much more. Highlights:
  • Detailed review of all changes to laboratory and pathology CPT/HCPCS codes for 2014, including new CPT codes for therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Other key changes expected for 2014, such as the OPPS-driven packaging of multiple laboratory services, potential changes to coding and payment for qualitative drugs-of-abuse testing and adjustments to the RVUs for pathology services
  • How the packaging of services will affect the financial viability of clinical laboratory and pathology services
  • The latest on molecular pathology: Will the Medicare program adopt the AMAs full set of 128 CPT codes? Will you get paid for these codes in 2014? Will the McKesson Z-code test identifiers be introduced as an integral part of the CPT coding system?
  • Action steps you will need to take, particularly related to your chargemaster and information systems, depending on CMS decisions related to the AMAs new CPT codes and the OPPS payment methodology
  • Case examples that contrast current coding, billing and reimbursement practices with the new guidelines for 2014
  • A review of basic concepts, including method codes and unlisted codes, proper use of modifiers and more

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About the Presenter(s):

Robin Miller Zweifel, BS, MT(ASCP), is Vice President of Clinical Consulting Services Chargemaster at Panacea Healthcare Solutions. She has more than 25 years of healthcare industry experience, including 16 years in the clinical setting. At Panacea, Ms. Zweifels duties include conducting procedure coding and chargemaster assessments, reviewing operations for regulatory compliance and assisting in the implementation of facility compliance programs. In addition, she is a contributor to MedLearn Publishing laboratory publications. Previously, Ms. Zweifel developed a series of reference materials to assist physician offices in maintaining compliance under CLIA. She also has written materials to guide department managers and staff members in the compliant billing of laboratory services.