ICD 10 Coding and Preparation for Anesthesia Practices

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, May 21, 2014
60 Minutes
Product Description

Unlock These Anesthesia ICD-10 Pain Points

Although your office will not be able to learn ICD-10 coding in an hour, this sixty minute session with Kelly Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I, will discuss the timelines and areas of ICD-10 specifically related to anesthesia.  

For instance, when your physician provides anesthesia during surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), your coding will remain virtually the same after ICD-10 implementation. That’s good news.

The ICD-10 equivalents aren’t so one-to-one for pacemaker complications. If your provider is involved with a case because of a pacemaker complication, you’ll have to shift through eight different diagnosis codes – and rely on both the anesthesia and surgical records – to find the best match under ICD-10. The new code set adds specificity based on the type of complication and the encounter type (initial, subsequent, sequela). What that means for you: You probably will need to get this information from the cardiology record since the anesthesiologist might not have details about previous encounters. The speaker will also provide information regarding ICD-10 training for your office.

This session will help you:

  • Nail down anesthesia ICD-10 pain points
  • Check out these most commonly reported anesthesia-specific ICD-10 codes.
  • Here’s what you should be planning for ICD-10 as far as training and implementation.
  • Focus on ICD-10 training for your coding staff — here are the steps you need to take.
  • Make the most of ICD-10 testing opportunities.

Get answers to your questions in a Q&A segment by the speaker after the session.

Who should attend: Anesthesia coding staff, billing staff, anesthesiologists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesia Assistants, administrators, office managers and supervisors.

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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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