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Webinar: CPT Codes for Genomic Sequencing Procedures: Current and Future Reimbursement

Charles Root, CEO of CodeMapPresenter: Charles Root, PhD, CEO of CodeMap
Date: January 22, 2015
Abstract

In 2014, the American Medical Association announced new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes to come out this year covering procedures using next-generation sequencing technology, including whole-genome and exome sequencing. In this webinar, these new codes will be examined along with possible reimbursement consequences. We will explain how the Medicare Gap-filling process for determining pricing works along with the 2015 timeline for developing payment levels. The importance of Palmetto’s MolDx program in setting price levels will be explored as well as the future impact of market based pricing under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. Ample time will be allotted for questions/answers.

Recording of the Webinar
About the Presenter

Dr. Charles Root is CEO of CodeMap, LLC. He has provided laboratory coding and reimbursement information to healthcare providers and manufacturers for over 22 years regarding compliance, coding and economic issues. CodeMap’s clients include more than 50 diagnostic test manufacturers and over 1,500 health care providers (hospitals, independent laboratories and imaging centers) who rely on CodeMap publications, compliance training, and advisory services.Dr. Root received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry and nuclear physics from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and has taken postgraduate courses in business management and economics from Harvard and Northwestern Universities. His experience includes market research, product development, and studies on the economic impact of government regulations on healthcare delivery costs.