2017 Coding Updates for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery

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

New CPT® Codes for Dermatology, ICD-10 Coding and the Importance of Detailed Documentation in 2017

Your practice will not receive the reimbursement it deserves if you do not have a complete understanding of coding changes for 2017. Do not risk denials by being out of the loop on the CPT® Dermatology and Plastic Surgery code changes that occurred this year!

In addition to new CPT® codes for Dermatology, in this session, expert speaker Dorothy D. Steed will discuss ICD-10 coding and the importance of detailed documentation for your practice. Understand why dermatology requires specificity in managing pressure ulcers, location, stage, and drug and chemical related skin disorders. Know why laterality must be indicated as well as procedure related complications. This session will also review neoplasms, skin infections and inflammations in addition to any updates related to plastic surgery reporting.
 
Session Highlights:

  • 2017 CPT® code additions for Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
  • 2017 CPT® code deletions for Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
  • Review of any new Dermatology and plastic surgery CPT codes
  • Review of related ICD-10 codes – Patient severity/acuity – How to support and why this is necessary
  • Building on the code to report detailed data – Grace period is over. Generic coding is not 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

Key Takeaways:

  • Importance of diagnosis code specificity
  • Determining the medical necessity of service codes
  • Coding for co-morbidities and why it is important
  • Review of the first significant updates for ICD-10 covering dermatology and plastic surgery

Session Snapshots:

  • ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding
  • ICD-10-CM Guidelines & Conventions Changes
  • ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding - Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue 2017
  • New CPT® Codes - Moderate Sedation Changes
  • New CPT® codes – Usage
  • Related Dermatology/Plastic Surgery Coding

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 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 39 years of experience in healthcare. Additionally, she is an instructor at a state technical college in Atlanta, provides auditing & training in both facility and physician services, and has been a speaker at several...   More Info
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