2019 OPPS and CPT Coding Updates

January 25, 2019
12:00 – 4:15 PM


Due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control,  the meeting date for HIMANYC 2019 OPPS and CPT Coding Updates has been changed from January 18th to January 25th. If you are unable to attend on the new date and have already made payment, please email Shalonda.Robinson@nyumc.org to request a full refund. If you are registered and able to attend on the new date, no further action is required. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.


This program has been approved for 3.0 AHIMA and AAPC CEUs.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Registration (Light refreshments will be served)

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  • E&M
  • Surgery (Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular)

1.5 CEUs – Clinical Data Management

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm


2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Surgery (Hemic and Lymphatic, Digestive, Urinary, Nervous, Eye and Ocular Adnexa)
  • Medicine (selected codes)
  • Category III (selected codes)
  • Modifiers
  • HCPCS II codes (selected codes)
  • Other OPPS issues

1.5 CEUs – Clinical Data Management


Linda Holtzman, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, COC

Linda Holtzman, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, COC

Linda has been a professional medical records coder for over 30 years for both hospital and physician records in inpatient and outpatient settings.

In addition to a Master’s degree in Health Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management, Linda is an RHIA and holds multiple professional coding credentials from AHIMA and AAPC.

Before moving into consulting, Linda spent 18 years in the Provider Audit and Payment departments for two Blue Cross plans, working on both technical and managerial levels.  This included creating, performing and managing programs for:

  • Code-based reimbursement fee schedules
  • Physician and hospital claim audits, eg. CPT fee schedule audits, DRG audits, cosmetic audits
  • Customer disputes on the nature of services rendered by providers
  • Code-related edits for medical policy and claims processing systems

This scope of experience from the payer perspective allows Linda a broad view of coding and its impact at all stages of the billing and reimbursement process.

For ten years, Linda was also an adjunct associate professor in the College of Health Professions at Temple University, where she taught CPT coding, a 4-credit course required for undergraduates majoring in Health Information Management.  She continues to guest lecture in the Health Informatics graduate program.

Linda is a published author on coding topics.  She contributed the Coding Ethics chapter to the third edition of the textbook “Ethical Informatics” (previously “Ethical Challenges in the Management of Health Information”) edited by Laurinda Harman, PhD, RHIA.  Linda is co-author of “Accuracy of Coding in the Hospital Acquired Conditions–Present on Admission Program” prepared for CMS.   

In 2001, Linda founded Clarity Coding Inc, a consulting group specializing in providing a wide range of coding support services for medical device manufacturers. The company also provides coding audits for hospitals and physicians, as well as educational in-services and training on coding and reimbursement topics.

Linda has extensive experience in presenting coding educational seminars before state and local chapters of AHIMA and AAPC. 


NYU Langone Health
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 646-929-7870

Smilow Meeting Room
(Follow the Yellow Pathway)


HIMANYC Members: Free
Non-Members: $50  Join today!
Students: Free


Registrants may be entitled to an 80 percent refund if written notice (postmarked or faxed) is received by the online registration closing date. Cancellations received after the registration closing date are not eligible for refund. Refunds will not be given for “no shows” or for any registrant leaving early.

Substitutions are permitted when the participant’s name is provided to HIMANYC in advance.

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