Coding Updates for 2020
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Date: April 28, 2020, 4:00 -6:00 pm ET
Presenters: Alyssa Needleman, Christine Brown, Jennifer Frank, Brad Stach, Anna Jilla
CEUs: 0.2 Tier 1/AAA CEUs
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Description: Given the high degree of scrutiny on submitted claims and decreasing reimbursements, coding is the most important tool in your practice toolbox. Topics will include how CPT codes are created, appropriate use of procedure and diagnosis codes, a review of modifiers, how to use the 92700 unlisted code, an overview of the Quality Payment Program, and coding changes for 2020.
- 1. Describe the process by which codes are created and revised.
- 2. Determine most appropriate procedural and diagnosis codes from case-based scenarios.
- 3. Demonstrate appropriate use of modifiers when billing Medicare.
- 4. Identify measures used by participation in the Quality Payment Program (QPP)
Anna M. Jilla, Au.D., PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Anna Marie Jilla, Au.D., Ph.D. is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. Her current research pertains to applications of health economics and health services research to hearing care delivery models. She has also published in the area of audiologic rehabilitation, specifically hearing aid uptake, treatment adherence, and outcomes measurement. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Coding and Reimbursement Committee for the American Academy of Audiology.
Alyssa R. Needleman, PhD
Clinical Director and Professor
Nova Southeastern University
Alyssa Needleman, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director and Professor in the Department of Audiology, College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. Her primary responsibilities are management of clinical operations within the Nova Southeastern University Audiology Clinic, as well as coordination of internship and externship experiences, both within the NSU Audiology Clinic and at external clinical training facilities. Dr. Needleman teaches doctoral courses, including Coding & Reimbursement, Ethics, Practice Management, Interprofessional Education, Research Methods, Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, and Implantable Hearing Technologies. Dr. Needleman currently serves as co-chair for the Coding and Reimbursement Committee for the American Academy of Audiology. Prior to joining Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Needleman served in a variety of roles in academia, hospital administration and industry, including extensive experience in medical device manufacturing, overseeing Product Research and Development, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Affairs as well as education and training with major hearing industry manufacturers.
Christine Brown, Au.D.
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Christine Brown, Au.D., is a pediatric cochlear implant audiologist at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University and a Doctorate in Audiology from Vanderbilt University.
Jennifer H. Frank, AuD
The Children's Hospital Of San Antonio
Brad A. Stach, PhD
Director, Division of Audiology
Henry Ford Hospital
Brad A. Stach, Ph.D. is Director of the Division of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, of the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He also serves as Advisor of Audiology Clinical Education at Wayne State University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Stach has served in audiology leadership and clinical positions at The Methodist Hospital of Houston, Georgetown University Medical Center, the California Ear Institute at Stanford University, the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Clinic, and the Central Institute for the Deaf. He is a founding board member of the American Academy of Audiology and has served as its President and the Chair of its Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Stach is the author of a number of scientific articles, books, and book chapters and is the Audiology Editor-in-Chief for Plural Publishing.