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Get prepared for the 2021 OPPS Proposed Rule and the IPPS Final Rule with two live complimentary webinars in September.

You’re invited to join us in September on Thurs. September 17th, and Thurs. September 24th, for two complimentary live webinars to get up-to-speed on the OPPS Proposed Rule CY2021 and the IPPS Final Rule for FY2021.  Register today to make sure you  will have the information needed to prepare for the coding and regulatory updates.

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2021 Webinar

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 10 am PDT/ 1pm EDT | 90 Minutes

During the COVID-19 PHE, CMS has continually issued revised and new guidance for coding and billing. The CY2021 Outpatient Patient Payment System (OPPS) Proposed Rule CMS released August 3 is no different and is packed full of proposed changes.

We will cover the major changes impacting coding, billing and payment, and provide a summary analysis of CPT/HCPCS code deletions and additions. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what to expect and how to prepare their hospital outpatient departments, coders, billers, charge capture analysts, and chargemaster team for 2021.

Learning Objectives:

We will summarize proposed changes to:

  • New Comprehensive APCs
  • Assignments for New Technology APCs
  • OPPS APC-specific Policies
  • Device, Drugs and Biologicals Pass-through Payments
  • Nonrecurring Policy Changes
  • Addition of Services for Hospital Outpatient Prior Authorization

Presented by: 
Tiffani Bouchard, CCS, Panacea Senior Healthcare Consultant



Please note: you must register for each webinar separately.


IPPS Final Rule: Key Update for FY2021

Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 10am PDT/1pm EDT | 90 Minutes | 1.5 CEUs*

The 2021 Final Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule has been released. You’re invited to attend this important update webinar on the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) FY2021 changes.

Attendees will come away with an understanding of the guideline changes, code additions and deletions, as well as MS-DRG adjustments and new technology codes, some of which may impact COVID-19 coding. They will also gain a better understanding of the key changes in the final rule and how to best prepare for FY 2021.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of FY2021 IPPS Changes
  • Review Additions/ Revisions to Official Guidelines for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS
  • Discuss Key CM/PCS Code Changes
  • CC/MCC Designation Changes
  • New Technology
  • Updated COVID-19 Guidelines and Code Changes

Can’t attend the live event? Register now and receive the recorded version to view at your convenience. *CEUs are only awarded to those who attend the live event.

Presented by:

Sandy Brewton, RHIT, CCS, CICA, CPC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, Panacea’s Senior Healthcare Consultant and coding expert