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.
- 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 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).