Chemicals, Drugs, and Substances… Oh My!

(17 customer reviews)

Individual pricing: $30.00

On-Demand Webinar



The coding options for conditions associated with drugs and chemicals are wide and varied. Sorting out the coding guidelines is one thing, but nailing down provider documentation to know where to start looking in the index is another thing all together. In this webinar, we will delve into the coding guidelines and sort substance abuse from poisonings, accidental from undetermined intent, and discuss documentation clues for coding underdosings.

Who should attend?
• Facility (inpatient/outpatient) coders
• Clinical documentation improvement specialists
• Compliance professionals
• Coding managers

The details:
• The registration fee entitles you to access the live webinar from a single device, plus access to the recorded webinar post event.
• Although you are limited to a single device, you may invite all interested parties within your organization to attend the live event with you.
• After the webinar, the recorded content may be shared within your organization.
• CEUs are available to all participants, live or recorded.
• To cancel your registration, you must contact us at 720-476-6301 or email
• Review our terms of use for full details on cancellations and refunds.
• CEUs for this course and on-demand access will expire February 2019.

The presenter:
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; she is responsible for the development of web-based and instructor-led training materials, conducting training in ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT, and performing DRG and APC audits. 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.


  • Determine when to report substance abuse codes with poisoning codes
  • Identify poisoning intent
  • List synonyms for underdosing

CE Credits

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.

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

Most participants will be able to quickly attend conferences using Go to Meeting entirely within your web browser, which requires no download. You can also download and install the full featured desktop software on your Windows and Mac computer.  You can also  check your system’s compatibility automatically on the “Get Ready for your First Meeting” page on the Go to meeting site.

Additional Requirements:

• Listening to Broadcast Audio requires computer speakers or a headset.

Join from a web browser (no download required)

Recommended System Configurations Computer:

• Windows

• Mac

• Linux/ Ubuntu

• Google Chrome OS (Chromebook)

Supported Browsers:

• Microsoft Internet Explorer v9 or greater

• Mozilla Firefox v34 or greater

• Google Chrome v 34 or greater

• Apple Safari v6 or greater


• 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

• 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio) for Chromebooks


• Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)

Join by downloading on Windows or Mac

Recommended System Configurations Computer:

• Windows 7-Windows 10

• Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.2 (Sierra)

Supported Browsers:

• Microsoft Internet Explorer v8 or greater

• Mozilla Firefox v34 or greater

• Google Chrome v 34 or greater

• Apple Safari v6 or greater

• Microsoft Edge v 12 or greater


• 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

Additional Software:

• GoToMeeting desktop app

• JavaScript enabled


• 2GB or more of RAM

• Microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)

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17 reviews for Chemicals, Drugs, and Substances… Oh My!

  1. Carolyn E

    I have a a much better understanding of the coding principles

  2. Nichole N

    The quiz questions should match information in the presentation. One of the questions in this presentation talked on Alcoholism, but that was not discussed during the presentation.

  3. Elaine S

    It was an excellent presentation.

  4. Renee B

    I really enjoy the Haugen Webinars and come away with some nugget of information I can use right away even on topic I feel comfortable with my knowledge base.

  5. Stephanie S

  6. Melanie Y

    You do a wonderful job of presenting the material. I’m never bored with your webinars. Thanks!

  7. Lesley B

    I was so impressed by this webinar. I code substance dependence and abuse every day. I learned so much more from this webinar then I was clear on.

  8. Trina H

    Kristi’s webinars are always Great! Thanks Kristi

  9. Karen G

    One key concept I will take away is the difference between use, abuse, and dependence!
    I would still like more specified definitions of use, abuse, and dependence.

  10. Melanie Y

    Very good information on how to code underdosing!

  11. Janet T

  12. Valerie P

    I enjoyed this webinar a great deal and the wealth of information and knowledge of the topic was invaluable.

  13. Trina H

    Kristi’s webinars are always great. It’s obvious she does a lot of research before presenting.

  14. Janis G

    Good presentation with clear information handling gray areas well.

  15. Cindy G

    Continue bringing informational webinars!

  16. Katrin S

    Including more scenarios of recent news articles such as the tide pods will give us a good laugh.
    Also, include more webinars that include CEUs eligible for both the AAPC and AHIMA!!

  17. Kara K

    Kristy and Kathy do a great job! They are professional and always back up their opinions.

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