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.
- 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)
Kristi Pollard, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Kristi is a senior consultant with more than 20 years of industry experience. Kristi has an extensive background in coding education and consulting and is a national speaker on topics related to ICD-10 and CPT coding as well as code-based reimbursement. She has designed and developed training programs for inpatient and outpatient hospital-based coding including vascular interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, orthopedics and obstetrics.
Kristi has served the Colorado Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) as board Director, co-chair of the Data Quality Committee, and co-chair for the ICD-10 Task Force. She is also a past president of the Northern Colorado Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA). Kristi devotes extra time to mentoring current and future coders through her Coder Coach blog and is the proud recipient of the 2011 AHIMA Triumph Award for Mentoring. She has also received awards from CHIMA for Distinguished Member (2018) and Outstanding Volunteer (2013) and from AHIMA for Roundtable Achievement in Coding Excellence (RACE).
CEUs are available to all participants, live or recorded.
This webinar has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.