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2018 Respiratory Therapy Reimbursement & Compliance Update

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Preventing costly mistakes and learning new 2018 coding and documentation requirements are both on the agenda for this information-rich webcast, presented by distinguished RT/PFT coding and compliance expert Robin Zweifel.

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In 2018, auditors will be taking a hard look at respiratory therapy/pulmonary function testing claims, looking for incorrect coding and missing documentation. You can bet they'll be targeting common areas of noncompliance, such as the improper billing of preventive services and inhalation therapy. And you can expect widespread payment denials and recoupments. Take action to reduce your risks and protect your revenue stream in 2018 by attending this popular webcast.

What's on the agenda:

  • Explanations of the 2018 CPT® code changes specific to RT/PFT, including new coding and documentation requirements for pulmonary stress tests and exercise testing for bronchospasm
  • A special focus on documentation improvement and correct coding for procedures that come with a high risk for noncompliance, claim denials and payment recovery
  • Documentation and coding requirements for inhalation therapy when multiple sequential treatments are required
  • Which procedures qualify as chest physiotherapy, meeting the requirements for reporting CPT codes 94667, 94668 and 94669
  • How to correctly interpret coding guidance applicable to intrapulmonary percussive ventilation, positive expiratory pressure therapy, peak expiratory flow rate and the use of a mechanical vibration device
  • Proper application of ICD-10 rules and AMA CPT guidelines in determining start and stop times for the billing of mechanical ventilation management
  • How to identify and prevent the medical necessity risks associated with pulmonary rehab

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