ICD-10 Anesthesia coding and challenges

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Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
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Gain Expertise on overcoming ICD-10 Anesthesia Coding and Other Challenges!


It is often a challenge to understand exactly which diagnosis codes are important to include on your anesthesia claims. Do you have to report all the same diagnosis codes the surgeon’s office reports? What happens if your diagnosis code doesn’t match? Get answers to these questions and more in this session with expert speaker Kelly Dennis.

Anesthesia diagnosis coding presents unique challenges, especially to coders with a background in hospital or surgery coding. This session will assist both seasoned coders and new anesthesia coders in understanding coding concepts related to reporting anesthesia services.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand how ICD-10 has impacted anesthesia practices
  • Know what diagnosis information insurance companies need for anesthesia services
  • Identify situations that may require additional diagnosis code reporting
  • Review applicable coding and documentation requirements
  • Bridging the documentation gap
  • Focus on challenging diagnosis code assignments

Session Agenda:

  • Documentation tips for better coding – including related guidelines
  • Possible barriers in ICD-10
  • Different requirements of different practices such as multi-specialty, orthopedic, OB-GYN, pediatric
  • List of useful abbreviations and discussion of confusing acronyms
  • Chapter 21 Guidelines Factors Influencing Health Status (Z00-Z99)
  • Category Code examples: Neoplasm
  • Section D49 – Neoplasms of unspecified behaviour
  • Coding insights for Work-related injury, Acute pain diagnosis
  • Acute pain ICD-10 codes
  • Contradictions in ICD-10-CM
  • Combination code guidelines
  • Answers to difficult scenarios under ICD-10 coding

Who should attend?

  • Anesthesia coders and billers
  • Physicians
  • CRNAs
  • Anesthesia assistants
  • Office managers or administrators

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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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