2019 ICD-10-CM Update: Code Changes for Cardiology

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Get Ready for Increased Specificity of Heart Failure Codes

Come October 1, 2018, approximately 500 ICD-10-CM codes changes will take effect, among them: 19 for Cardiology. Are you ready? If you don’ know your ICD-10 codes inside and out, your claims won’t tell the full patient story—especially important for capturing co-morbidities and setting Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reimbursement rates.

In this critical ICD-10 diagnosis code webinar, coding expert Terry Fletcher will lay out each Cardiology update for 2019, detail the steps necessary to ensure that your documentation supports medical necessity, and reveal other actions you can take to improve your billing and reimbursements in the new year. Start here to boost your office’s clinical documentation improvement (CDI) efforts—and revenue.

What's new? The preliminary 2019 ICD-10-CM list revises the code sets for postprocedural cardiogenic shock (T81.1 range) and cerebral infarction (I63 range). Added codes include those addressing elevated lipoprotein(a) (E78.41), “other” hyperlipidemia (E78.49), and plasminogen deficiency (E88.02). Plus: You have a new Pediatrics code for Williams syndrome (Q93.82).

Don't miss this opportunity to get the guidance you need to use both familiar and updated ICD-10 codes properly. Learn the exact coding conventions for a variety of diagnoses that you regularly see in Cardiology offices, improve the effectiveness of your ICD-10 coding practices, and gain proven techniques to avoid claims denials and payment delays.

Session Highlights

This expert session will teach you to:

  • Sharpen your heart failure specifics to select from new codes
  • Master acute MI (myocardial infarction) codes, which have a Type 1 and Type 2-4
    • Clarification on Type 2 MI – FY 2019
  • Recognize how a patient's response to medication (T-codes) impacts your ICD-10 code selection
  • Distinguish among mild, moderate, and severe terms for classification purposes
  • Understand initial, subsequent, and sequela 7-digit characters (critical for coding in 2019)
  • Represent new codes in billing and reimbursement processes
  • Link ICD-10-CM to CPT codes

Session Agenda

  • ICD-10-CM Guidelines update for FY 2019
  • Clinical documentation challenges and CMS primer to make it work
  • Clarification on Type 2 MI
  • Acute MI (AMI)
  • Principal or first-listed diagnosis (with example)
  • Hypertension 2018
  • Six hypertension codes for 2018
  • Congestive heart failure: revised 2018
  • Other category for heart failure
  • CHF example narrative
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease with angina pectoris (the CAD diagnosis language)
  • Underdosing
  • Clinical documentation and scenarios
  • Heart valve disease
  • Arrythmias & dysrhythmias

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Administrators
  • Physicians
  • Cath Lab Employees
  • Specialty Coders
  • Back Office Staff

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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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