The ICD-10-CM coding guidelines are clear about not reporting codes for signs and symptoms when they are associated with another condition. But complicated medical necessity requirements have blurred the lines between coding for the guidelines and coding for payment. This webinar dispels common myths about coding for signs and symptoms and gives tips for satisfying medical necessity requirements while simultaneously following coding guidelines.
- Review ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting relating to signs, symptoms, and ill-defined conditions
- Dispel common myths about coding for signs and symptoms (S&S)
- Address discrepancies between coding guidelines and medical necessity requirements
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).