Are You Coding Correctly? 2020 Coding and Medicare Reimbursement Changes for Nuclear Medicine
Are You Coding Correctly? 2020 Coding and Medicare Reimbursement Changes for Nuclear Medicine

Are You Coding Correctly? 2020 Coding and Medicare Reimbursement Changes for Nuclear Medicine

Physician (AMA) Member Fee: FREE
Physician (AMA) Non-Member Fee: $25.00

Technologist (VOICE) Member Fee: FREE
Technologist (VOICE) Non-Member Fee: $15.00

Pharmacist (ACPE) Member Fee: FREE
Pharmacist (ACPE) Non-Member Fee: $20.00

Release Date: December 5, 2019
Expiration Date: December 31, 2022

Denise Merlino, MBA, CNMT, CPC
Target Audience
Physicians, pharmacists, and technologists

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Summarize new and revised SPECT, SPECT-CT and Myocardial PET, PET-CT codes and policy changes finalized in 2020 HOPPS and MPFS Rules
2. Identify common coding and billing errors for nuclear medicine services
3. Implement new policy changes into administration and billing charge description master (CDM) activities in providing nuclear medicine services




Denise Merlino


Consultant/Advisor for Pharmalucence – SUN and Bracco

Sukhjeet Ahuja

Director, SNMMI Health Policy & Quality 

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Caitlin Kubler

Associate Director, SNMMI Health Policy

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Bennett Greenspan

CE Reviewer 

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Arnold M. Strashun, MD 

Chair, Continuing Education Committee 

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Caroline Krystek

SNMMI Staff, Education 

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No Commercial Support was received for this activity 

Continuing Education Credit Information

Technologist (VOICE): 
The SNMMI, through its Verification of Involvement in Continuing Education (VOICE) program, has approved this meeting for a maximum of 1.5 continuing education hours (CEHs). VOICE-approved credit is recognized by most licensure states and by the NMTCB and ARRT as Category A+ credit.  To receive CE credit, learners must first complete the activity content, achieve a score of 80% on the post-course assessment and complete the evaluation. Learners will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test. This activity must be completed by the expiration date listed above. California Scope: 1.5 Non-Imaging (NI).

Physician (AMA-PRA Category 1 Credits TM):
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Inc., (SNMMI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians. The SNMMI designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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Pharmacist (ACPE):
The Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Inc. (SNMMI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity has been designated as knowledge-based CPE. Learners will successfully complete the CPE activity and be awarded credit upon completion of the activity evaluation form and post-assessment test, which will be sent out after the program. The universal program number for this meeting is 0210-0000-19-981-H04-P. Total available credit for pharmacists is 1.5 hours or 0.15 CEUs.

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