Coding for gastrointestinal procedures can be tricky on both the diagnostic and CPT side. Requirements for coverage of preventive care for through Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) add another layer of complexity. In this webinar, we will explore ICD-10-CM coding for screening colorectal exams and common GI conditions often identified or treated in the endoscopy suite. The presenter will also cover CPT coding rules along with billing guidelines for preventive care as defined by Medicare and the ACA.
- Distinguish between screening, diagnostic, therapeutic, and follow-up
- Differentiate types of colon polyps
- Contrast sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy
- Recognize when screening HCPCS codes should be used rather than diagnostic CPT codes
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).