Dermatology Coding Updates 2016

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Dorothy D. Steed, CCS, CDIP, COC, CPCO, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS,
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Updates to 2016 Dermatology Coding and What You Can Do to Optimize Reimbursements!

 

Your practice won’t receive the reimbursement it deserves if you don't have a complete understanding of coding changes for 2016. Don’t risk denials by being out of the loop on the CPT® dermatology code changes that occurred this year!

In this session, coding expert Dorothy D. Steed - CPC-H, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, CPMA, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS, CPA will shed light on the new addition to the CPT® codes for Dermatology, discuss ICD-10 coding and the importance of  detailed documentation. You will understand why Dermatology requires specificity in managing pressure ulcers, location, stage, and drug and chemical related skin disorders, as well as why laterality must be indicated as well as procedure related complications. Dorothy will also review neoplasms, skin infections and inflammations in this session.

Additionally, this 60-minute session will help you learn about the importance of diagnosis code specificity and determining the medical necessity of service codes. Plus, find out what is coding, how to code for co-morbidities, and why is it important.

Session Highlights:

  • Review of new Dermatology CPT® codes.
    • Skin and subcutaneous tissues
    • Evaluation and Management
  • Review of related ICD-10 codes - Patient severity/acuity – How to support and why this is necessary.
    • ICD-10 Diagnostic Coding
    • 7th Character
  • Building on the code to report detailed data – Generic coding not generally recommended in ICD-10.
  • Know the importance of meeting medical necessity – Understanding the reason for specific detailed coding.
  • When to sequence and why.  Does your claim pass payer processing system edits? Do you know how to reduce claims rejections? Find out!

Who should attend

Coding & Billing Staff, Medical Records Staff, Office Managers, Physicians, Mid-Level Providers, Revenue Cycle Staff, Reimbursement Staff, Clinical Documentation Specialists.

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About Our Speaker

Dorothy D. Steed - Medical Coding and Billing Expert

Dorothy D. Steed, CCS, CDIP, COC, CPCO, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, is an independent healthcare consultant and educator in Atlanta. She was a Medicare specialist for a large hospital system and a physician coding audit supervisor for another hospital system, with 40 years of experience in healthcare. Additionally, she is an instructor at a state technical college in...   More Info
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