ICD-10 Coding Updates for Anesthesia Services

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Get Updated on Upcoming Anesthesia ICD-10 Coding Changes for 2017

If you haven’t paid much attention to diagnosis coding changes, On October 1, 2016, the four-year diagnosis code freeze comes to an end.  A freeze was in place while the United States was transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10.  With almost ten months of ICD-10 coding under your belt, it is now time to prepare for upcoming changes for 2017.

Practices should be ready with up-to-date information for diagnosis coding in 2017. This session by expert speaker Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPA, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I, will include applicable anesthesia-related coding changes, including an interesting history of diagnosis coding. If your office has new coders, this discussion will include a brief walk through of the steps for assigning a diagnosis code.

This 60-minute audio conference will help your staff understand how to prepare for anesthesia-related changes for 2017 ICD-10-CM coding. Additionally, you’ll get important CMS links to 2017 diagnosis code changes and coding tips for increased diagnosis coding productivity.

Session Highlights:

  • Update on diagnosis coding changes for 2017
  • Review anesthesia-related coding changes— ICD-10 for 2017
  • Understand the process for selecting a diagnosis code
  • When it may be important to add additional diagnosis codes?
  • Review history of statistics and ICD-CM background
  • Look ahead to ICD-11 and SNOWMED CT
  • Ensuring ICD-10 claims continue to flow
  • Best tips on productivity and internal reviews

Session Snapshots:

  • Anesthesia coding changes 2017: Overview
  • ICD-10-CM Index to diseases and injuries
  • ICD-10 in a nutshell
  • CMS statistics
  • Common unspecified codes
  • Documentation challenges and gaps
  • Chapter 21 guidelines
  • Acute pain diagnosis ICD 10 codes
  • Combination code example
  • ICD 10 guidelines
  • Initial vs. subsequent encounter for fractures
  • Future challenges

Who should attend

Anesthesia coders and billers, physicians, CRNAs, anesthesia assistants, office managers or administrators. You don’t need a coding background for this session!

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About Our Speaker

Kelly Dennis - Anesthesia Coding Expert

Kelly Dennis has over 34 years of experience in anesthesia coding and billing and speaks about anesthesia issues nationally. She has a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration, is a certified coder and instructor through the American Academy of Professional Coders. Kelly is an Advanced Coding Specialist through the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and served as lead advisor for their anesthesia board. She is also a certified health...   More Info
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