ICD-10-CM for Cardiology

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Get Accurate and Authoritative Guidance on ICD-10 Coding and Documentation for Your Cardiology Practice!

 Are you sure you are ready for ICD-10? As we are approaching the implementation date for ICD-10 transition, you will need to gear up on your know how of these new cardiology codes.

Join Cardiology coding expert Terry Fletcher, BS, CPC, CCC, CEMC, SCP-CA, ACS-CA, CCS-P, CCS, CMSCS, CMC, to get a review of specific Cardiology ICD-9-CM examples cross-walked to ICD-10-CM, overview of specific terminology with ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for reporting, and new ICD-10-CM options for "Borderline" Diagnoses.

Terry will provide explanations for specific level of detail in coding up to 7 digits, shed light on ICD-10-CM FAQ's, electronic search method options, and heaps of documentation examples as a learning tool.

Session Highlights:

  • Review of conditions that are new or that were not uniquely identified in ICD-9-CM and have been assigned code numbers in ICD-10-CM.
  • Review of codes for post-operative complications that have been expanded.
  • Understanding the distinction that has been made between intra-operative complications and post-procedural disorders.
  • Example of combination codes used for both symptom and diagnosis, and etiology and manifestations—for example I25.110 Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/unstable angina pectoris (when both are documented and related, you code a single code).
  • How the expanded degree of specificity provide more detailed information, which will assist providers, payers, and policy makers in establishing appropriate reimbursement rates, improving the delivery of healthcare, improving and evaluating the overall quality of patient care, and effectively monitoring both service and resource utilization.
  • The importance of physician documentation.
  • Documentation examples as learning tools.
  • ICD-10-CM impact on your practice.

Plus, she will cover:

  • Insights on general changes and overall improvements in ICD-10
  • How to find CAD in ICD-10-CM
  • Review of the chapters specific to Cardiology and Electrophysiology
  • Combination codes and granularity, Laterality, Morbidity and Mortality
  • Principal or First-listed Diagnosis
  • Insights on Common Cardiology conditions:
    • Chest Pain
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure

Who should attend

Coders, Billers, Administrators, Doctors

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About Our Speaker

Terry Fletcher - Cardiology Coding Expert

Terry Fletcher is a specialty coding industry coding and billing expert, auditor and educator based in Laguna Beach, California, with over 30 years of experience. Terry is a past member of the National Advisory Board for AAPC, past Chair of the AAPCCA, and AAPC National and Regional Conference Educator. Terry is the technical editor for the Select Coder®  from DecisionHealth, editorial advisor for Cardiology Coding Alert! & Practice...   More Info
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