Did you know that although there are codes for "unspecified osteoarthritis" in ICD-10-CM, if the type of osteoarthritis is not documented as primary, secondary, or post-traumatic, coders are supposed to report primary?
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- Locations: Virtual (online)
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- Author: Sheri Bernard
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In today's medical landscape, diagnostic coding is about much more than supporting the medical necessity of a service. Correct diagnoses are crucial to risk adjustment, value based payment, and resource allocation. Yet correctly coding diagnoses is not always straightforward, or even intuitive. ICD-10-CM requires a thorough understanding of conventions within the code set and rules residing outside of the code set.
This workshop will review best practices for improving your diagnostic coding, an overview of Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM, and a look at the code changes for 2018.
Come with an open mind, because what you think you know may not be the correct way to abstract diagnoses from the medical record. This workshop helps coders for all specialties improve the accuracy and specificity of coding, introduce information on how new codes are developed, teach correct technique for code lookup, and identify common coding errors you will want to avoid.
About The Author
Sheri Poe Bernard, COC, CPC, CDEO, CPC-I
Ms. Bernard has developed education, training, and referential medical coding and reimbursement products for 20 years. She is the author of the AMA's 2015 publication, Netter's Atlas of Surgical Anatomy for CPT Coding. She previously was vice president of clinical coding content at AAPC. Prior to joining AAPC as an employee, she served on its National Advisory Board for eight years and on the executive team of that board for four years. For 15 years she created clinical coding products at Optum360 (Ingenix), where she developed a love for the International Classification of Disease. She is a frequent national speaker on topics involving CPT, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and risk adjustment coding.
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