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Expect 329 total CPT® Code Changes in 2014

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 29, 2013

The numbers are in! According to the American Medical Association (AMA), there will be 329 total code changes in 2014, to include 175 new codes, 107 revised codes, and 47 deleted codes.

To assist in providing valuable education and training specific to these CPT changes, Contexo Media presents the Procedural Coding Changes Workshops. It is the preeminent workshop for hands-on practical application of the 2014 procedural coding changes.

Contexo Media will once again be hosting the largest annual conference dedicated to procedural coding changes in the health care industry. “In this workshop, two of the industry's foremost experts will provide a comprehensive review of upcoming procedural coding changes and tips for successful implementation in 2014," said Jerry Okabe, General Manager, Contexo Media. “This one-day conference provides healthcare professionals with the information they need, when they need it. We are also excited to be able to offer an eLearning version and live online version of our conference."

The workshop is well established in the industry and has been offered by Contexo Media for many years. There will be seven hours of in-depth coverage of the 2014 procedural coding changes, including the most significant updates for specialties. Expert instructors include Susan Thurston, MA, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I,CPC-H, CPC-P, CCS-P, MCS-P, CHCO, CMM, RMC and Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR. Continuing Education Units are also being offered for attendees.

The agenda is now available for this highly-anticipated workshop:

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Procedural Codes and Changes
In this opening discussion, we will review the 2014 CPT changes, including new, revised, and deleted codes, as well as the RUC process and 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Networking Break

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Code Changes Specific to Inpatient and Outpatient Facilities
In this session, you'll get in-depth instruction on codes related to outpatient and inpatient services, home care, long term care services, and more.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Provided

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Specialty-Specific and Surgical Code Changes
This segment of the workshop will provide you with a detailed review and examination of specialty-specific coding changes, including surgery, cardiology, musculoskeletal, pathology/laboratory, radiology, and more.

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Afternoon Networking Break

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: General Changes, Guidelines, E/M
In this last session of the day, we will present an examination of new codes, general changes including guidelines, modifiers, E/M codes, and other procedures.

Locations include Boston, MA; Dallas, TX; Orlando, FL; a live online workshop and an eLearning course so that we can bring this information to a location near you or from the comfort and convenience of your office or home. In addition, Contexo Media is offering pre-workshops at each location: ICD-10-CM Documentation, Compliance and Common Coding Scenarios for Healthcare Professionals.

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About Contexo Media
Contexo Media, an Access Intelligence company, is an independent provider of revenue-enhancing solutions for medical practices to maximize their coding, reimbursement and compliance efforts. Thousands of health care professionals rely on Contexo Media’s coding books, software, eLearning and educational workshops to stay on top of critical updates across the fast-changing medical landscape.

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