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DRG Pitfalls: What to look for in Documentation to Code Comorbid Conditions

Presenter Heather Greene, CPC, CPMA
Broadcast Date 7/19/2017
Time 10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET
Presentation Length 60 minutes
Price $65 (Non-members $85)
DRG Pitfalls: What to look for in Documentation to Code Comorbid Conditions Webinar

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In this session, we will take a look at the documentation requirements for CC’s and MCC’s and how they affect the DRG assignment. In doing so, we will review notorious conditions which tend to attract auditor’s attention and common mistakes made when choosing the ICD-10-CM codes.

Why is this topic important?
Code correctly to maximize reimbursements and prevent potential penalties from audits.

Who would benefit from this topic?
Medical Coders, Medical Coding Managers, Billers

How would this benefit the individual and/or their company?
See common DRG medical coding mistakes. View a larger picture in terms of what codes represent, quality, and risk adjustment.

What information or new skills will the attendee take away from this webinar?
Knowledge of things to consider and possibly a new viewpoint of “secondary diagnoses”.

Why are you the expert on this topic?
20 years experience in healthcare, including coding, auditing, quality and process improvement.

Attendees will learn:

1. Common conditions which might trigger an audit<
2. Documentation requirements for common MCC/CCs
3. How to use the assigned DRG as a way to quickly feel confident about the code assignment
4. How documentation and coding can affect the DRG Assignment


  • Acronyms & Definitions
  • MDC & MS-DRG Hierarchies
  • MCC/CC Documentation
Heather Greene, CPC, CPMA

About The Author

Heather Greene, CPC, CPMA

Heather Greene has nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of health information management roles, including a coding instructor and an HIM manager. She is a frequent speaker/author on HIM topics for various organizations, such as the AAPC. Heather has a B.S. in health information management and an MBA.

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