So many PCS substances, so little time! Whether you are coding using the book or an encoder, it is critical to know when you should be coding in the New Technology section versus another section. This is especially true for Introduction codes, which can be classified to the Administration section or New Technology section. This webinar will demystify the new technology tables and give tips on when to use codes from the 3E0 (Introduction) table versus the XW0 (New Technology Introduction) table.
- Identify three PCS procedures/substances that generate a New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP) under the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)
- Utilize the PCS index, Device Key, and Substance Key to determine if a procedure/substance should be coded to the New Technology section
- Differentiate between monoclonal antibody administration for COVID-19 vs. cancer therapy vs. other therapeutic purposes
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.