In this informative webinar, we dig into coding for heart conditions that commonly trip coders up. Topics include combination coding for hypertensive conditions, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, coronary arteriosclerosis, and acute myocardial infarction. This webinar addresses the pathophysiology behind common cardiac conditions, review coding guidelines, and discuss documentation requirements and query opportunities.
- Review cardiac anatomy
- Define the five types of acute myocardial infarction
- Compare and contrast left and right heart failure
- Recognize how CHF code specificity impacts DRG reimbursement
- Review coding guidelines for heart conditions
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).