2020 Updates: Diagnostic Imaging Orders, CPT and Stark


Important: Please select a format for each part of this series below. Final discounted rate will be reflected once all selections are made.

Part 1: Referring Provider Requirements When Ordering Diagnostic Imaging Tests

Adhere to Medicare’s new Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM) tool when ordering diagnostic imaging tests for your patients. Otherwise, they’ll never get the care they need.

Part 2: Stop Audit and Penalty Threats

CMS audits are targeting Stark and Anti-Kickback violations for physician practices across the country in 2018.

Part 3: Master Code Changes from Your Very First Claim

You don’t have to face the hundreds of 2020 CPT Code Changes alone. This upcoming, expert-led online training will walk you through the most challenging changes, and help you incorporate them correctly the first time.


You’ve got to be ready for changes to diagnostic imaging test orders, CPT codes and Stark new regulations or risk revenue loss and penalties.

Thankfully, this 3-part training has everything you need to prepare for the changes affecting you and your practice the most. Coding experts Lee Williams, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CPC, CPCO, CEMC, CHONC, CRC and Kim Garner Huey MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, along with healthcare attorney, Joseph Wolfe, JD, have put together 3 unique trainings designed to help you successfully transition and comply with all new 2020 requirements for:

Part 1: Ordering Diagnostic Imaging Tests: What Referring Providers Need to Know
Part 2: Stark Law 2020: Stop Audit and Penalty Threats
Part 3: CPT Changes 2020: Master Code Changes from Your Very First Claim

Read below to learn more about each of these can’t-miss online trainings coming up LIVE in December.


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PART 1: Jan. 1st: Referring Provider Requirements When Ordering Diagnostic Imaging Tests

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Getting your patients the Medicare diagnostic imaging tests they need just got more difficult. Effective January 1, 2020, Medicare kicked off its imaging Clinical Decision Support (CDS) mandate, which means more work for you.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that CDS only affects those practices that are actually performing and billing for the Medicare diagnostic imaging tests. As the practice ordering the test, you must consult Medicare’s Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM) tool to determine if your order adheres to the new guidelines.

Failing to correctly include Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) with your diagnostic test order will mean the test will most likely NOT be performed. Also, you don’t want to be identified as an outlier by Medicare, because that means that you’ll be required to get any diagnostic imaging test you order preauthorized (not a pleasant thought).

Your ability to correctly utilize Medicare’s CDSM tool and accurately apply AUC with your diagnostic test order is imperative.

To help you navigate this new rule more effectively, expert Lee Williams, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, CPC, CPCO, CEMC, CHONC, CRC, has presented a step-by-step online training.

PART 2: Stark Law 2020: Stop Audit and Penalty Threats

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There are significant Stark Law changes in the pipeline that potentially can impact your practice. Mastering these complex rules and understanding the proposed upcoming changes will be essential to your practice’s survival.

Stark affects EVERY physician financial arrangement you make (i.e. referring physicians, employment contracts, medical-directorships, call coverage, rental contracts, etc.). And EVERYONE is at risk of noncompliance from a small physician practice to large health systems. Damage awards can be staggering, with some penalties and settlements reaching the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars.

So, how can you protect yourself? That’s where healthcare attorney, Joseph Wolfe, JD, can help. During his 60-minute online training session, he’ll walk you through how to comply with the expected 2020 Stark regulation changes, as well as provide you with common Stark issues and missteps and how to avoid them and minimize your risk.

By completing this plain-English training session, you’ll receive proven strategies you can use to successfully protect yourself from innocently violating these rules. After completing this step-by-step training, you’ll be able to more quickly identify Stark compliance risks, apply proven strategies that help you avoid noncompliance problems in the future, and establish ongoing monitoring processes to keep yourself protected.

PART 3: CPT Changes 2020: Master Code Changes from Your Very First Claim

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The ONLY way your practice can get accurately paid next year is to correctly implement the upcoming CPT 2020 changes. But this can be easier said than done.

In 2020, there are 394 CPT code changes (248 new, 71 deleted, 75 revisions).

You MUST master these changes effective January 1st, or your claims will not be paid.

Fortunately, you don’t have to face this challenge alone. National coding expert and educator, Kim Garner Huey MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, will provide you with the help you need during her online training session. In only 60 minutes, Kim will walk you through exactly what you need to know to implement the 2020 CPT codes accurately the first time.

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Meet Your Experts

Leonta Williams

Leonta (Lee) Williams is currently the Director of Coding at a large physician organization in the southeast.  Lee has over 15 years of experience working in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.  Some of her professional roles have included coder, auditor, practice manager, educator, and trainer.

Lee has presented at national healthcare conferences, private healthcare training organizations, and has frequently contributed articles to healthcare publications.  She currently serves on a number of Boards including Georgia Health Information Management Association (GHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  Lee has a B.S. in Health Information Management and an MBA with concentration in Healthcare Administration.

Joseph Wolfe
JDAttorney, Hall Render Killian Health & Lyman

Joseph is an attorney with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C., the largest health care focused law firm in the country. Mr. Wolfe provides advice and counsel to some of the nation’s largest health systems, hospitals and medical groups on a variety of health care issues. He regularly counsels clients on a national basis regarding compliance-focused physician compensation and alignment strategies.

He is a frequent speaker on issues related to the physician self-referral statute (Stark Law), hospital-physician transactions, physician compensation governance and health care valuation issues. Before attending law school at the University of Wisconsin, he served as a combat engineer in the United States Army.

Kim Huey
MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCOKGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC

Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine.

She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association.

Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s world, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional. Kim is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has recently earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law.

For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference for numerous organizations.