The opioid epidemic and legalization of marijuana are only a couple of elements that have made coding for substance abuse difficult for coders. Beyond the codes for substance use disorder, patients also often present with overdose, which brings poisoning codes into play and recent changes in the perinatal codes have allow for coding newborns affected by maternal use of both therapeutic and illicit drugs. This webinar will take you through the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and beyond and explore the intricacies of the impact of medications and substances on the coding process.
- Determine when to assign a code for poisoning in addition to a substance use code
- Differentiate between codes for newborn affected by maternal use of therapeutic and illicit drugs
- Identify when a code for substance use should be assigned
Kristi Pollard, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIRCC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Kristi is a 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.