Coding Updates for 2018

December 6, 2017
Wed 11:00 AM CST

Duration 1H 0M

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  • Upon completion of the presentation, the participants will:
  • Learn the new and revised CPT and ICD-10 codes important for Pain Medicine practices
  • Understand the latest changes to the CMS Quality Payment Program 
  • Recognize other CMS initiatives for 2018 and the impact on Pain Medicine 

Presentation Description

This course will present a preview of the coding changes for 2018 that are of specific interest to Pain Medicine practices. Major CMS initiatives will be reviewed including insight into the impact on current and future reimbursement for Pain Medicine services. Keep up to date and learn about the new and/or revised CPT and ICD-10 codes and the latest information regarding the CMS Quality Payment Program. 


  • Coding Expert - Emily Hill, PA

    President of Hill & Associates, Inc., Emily has a broad professional background in the health care industry Her clinical, administrative, and consulting experience gives her a unique perspective in advising health care providers and their staff in medical practice management. With more than twenty years of experience as a health care consultant, she has worked with numerous academic and private practices on coding reimbursement, compliance, and practice management issues.

    Ms. Hill has taught coding seminars for a number of medical specialty societies including the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is an advisor to the American Academy of Pain Medicine on coding and reimbursement issues. She is a frequent speaker for state associations, national health systems, and numerous medical practices.

    She currently serves as a representative on the Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee Review Board for the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC). Ms. Hill was also selected to participate on the American Medical Association's CPT-5 Project, the National Uniform Claim Committee, and on a Clinical Practice Expert Panel for the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) Practice Expense Study. She has served on various workgroups for the RUC and CPT processes.

    Ms. Hill provided direct patient care as a certified Physician Assistant for a family practice group, served as Chief Executive Officer of a behavioral health facility, and was Vice President of Operations for a psychiatric management company.

    Ms. Hill is a graduate of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program and received her BA in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.