2018 ICD-10-CM Update for Cardiology

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Learn About ICD-10-CM Updates for Cardiology in 2018

CMS has announced the 2018 ICD-10-CM codes that are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018, and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. CMS has also provided information regarding the general equivalence mappings (GEMs). There are approximately 363 new codes, 142 deleted codes, and more than 250 revisions for the update this year, including some revisions that were not in the 2018 proposal but were added to the 2018 release.

Join this session, where expert speaker Terry Fletcher will cover cardiology specific impact to ICD-10-CM code changes. You will learn the updates for ICD-10-CM 2018, and what you will need to do to update your physicians and coders. This session will have an impact on your 2017-2018 reimbursement and will provide you with the tools to be well-informed for the new year.

Session Highlights

This session will:

  • Provide you a code file with new, revised and deleted codes, including:
    • Over 57 code additions
    • Up to 3 code conversions
    • About 2 code revisions
  • Update you on heart failure codes, which have become more specific
  • Discuss acute myocardial infarction (MI) codes, which now have a Type 1 and Type 2
  • Discuss the impact role of patient's response to medication in 2018 for ICD-10-CM
  • Update you on more mild, moderate and severe terms to be used for classification purposes
  • Discuss the initial, subsequent and sequela 7 digit characters, which may play a bigger coding role in 2018 for cardiology
  • Provide specific clinical examples to represent the new codes
  • Focus on linking ICD-10-CM to CPT

Session Agenda

  • ICD-10-CM guidelines overview
  • Clinical documentation and scenarios
  • New codes for 2018
  • 2018 updates to signs and symptoms
  • Principal or first-listed diagnosis with examples
  • 2018 ICD-10-CM coding conventions clarified
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • No updates for Hypertension
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease with angina pectoris
  • Under dosing
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart valve disease

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Administrators
  • Collectors
  • Physicians
  • Cath lab employees
  • Back office staff
  • Specialty coders

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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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