When:
June 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
2021-06-17T12:00:00-06:00
2021-06-17T13:00:00-06:00
Do Your ICD-10-CM Codes Tell the Patient’s Story?

Overview: 

A well-coded encounter tells the story of the patient’s medical journey. Recent audit trends show an uptick in uncombining codes that should be combined and a lack of specificity. Whether this is due to coder error or a failure to edit CAC-recommended codes, this is a concern for data reporting and reimbursement. Going beyond the guidelines and what all coders should know, this webinar addresses reading the code list after code assignment to ensure specific and accurate reporting.

Objectives:

  • Review general guidelines and sequencing instruction for obstetrical diagnosis coding
  • Select the diagnosis code(s) for outpatient prenatal visits
  • Identify documentation that may be used to report obstetrical diagnoses
  • Recognize codes for conditions that impact facility core measures and quality scores
  • Identify commonly miscoded conditions
  • Analyze code lists to determine incorrect combinations of codes
  • List steps for ensuring accurate reporting using computer-assisted coding (CAC)

Target Audience:

  • Facility inpatient coders
  • Facility outpatient coders
  • Professional fee coders
  • Clinical documentation improvement analysts
  • Compliance & revenue integrity professionals
  • Coding auditors & educators
  • Clinic managers
  • Coding managers

Presenter: Kristi Pollard, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer