For FY 2023, CMS enhanced the ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines to define detachment levels for extremity amputations. What better time for a review of amputation coding? In this webinar, we will address some anatomy related to the amputation qualifiers, review the updated guidelines, and apply the guidelines and PCS conventions to assign codes to amputation case studies.
- Apply guidelines for qualifier selection for amputation of arms and legs, hands and feet, and fingers and toes
- Determine the qualifier for a Chopart amputation
- Recognize components of an amputation that are included in the Detachment root operation that are not coded separately
Kristi Pollard, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Kristi is the Director of Coding Quality & Education with more than 25 years of industry experience; she is responsible for the development of web-based, instructor-led, and webinar 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 and published writer on topics related to ICD-10 and CPT coding and code-based reimbursement. She has designed and developed training programs for inpatient and outpatient hospital-based coding, with a focus on vascular interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, orthopedics, and obstetrics.
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.