The updates to the inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year 2021 go into effect on October 1. Anyone can read the fact sheet to see what the major changes are, but how will you know what the impact is to the frontline coder? This webinar will cover the IPPS updates that coders want to know about. From MS-DRG shifts to changes in the CC/MCC list and new technology codes that impact your organization’s bottom line, this is the coder’s guide to IPPS for 2021.
- Describe changes to the MS-DRG major diagnostic categories
- List changes to MS-DRG severity levels
- Discuss changes to the Medicare Code Editor
- Identify procedures with changing OR or non-OR designation
- Review updates to the CC/MCC list
- Identify new technology add-on payments
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 and is the author of a delightfully funny blog dedicated to the profession of coding. 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. The CEUs will expire on 8.31.21.
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.