2018 ICD-10 Updates for Gastroenterology

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Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
60 minutes
Product Description

Learn about ICD-10-CM Code Changes for Gastroenterology in 2018

ICD-10-CM codes change as of October 1st, 2017. This session, with expert speaker Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, will show you the code changes for Gastroenterology in 2018 to give you a jump on the new codes. This session will explore code changes as proposed by the Coordination and Maintenance Committee as well as give you logic and background clinical information on them.

The session will discuss how to be prepared for the changes coming up in less than three weeks. You will learn which codes affect your practice and make any appropriate changes in preparation. You will feel secure as you begin using the 2018 ICD-10-CM codes, which you will bill with the most up to date diagnoses. Understanding some clinical aspects of the codes will help you better understand use of the codes and in teaching others.

Session Highlights

This session will discuss the ICD-10-CM Gastroenterology updates, which include:

  • A look at ICD-10 code changes in 2018 including up to 28 new code additions and close to 7 code conversions
  • Changes proposed to diverticulitis with perforation for ICD-10 coding to better clarify the severity of the patient’s problem and whether generalized peritonitis occurred
  • Distinctions between cholecystitis without gangrene or perforation, cholecystitis with gangrene without perforation, and cholecystitis with perforation: proposed new codes to more accurately characterize the severity of cholecystitis
  • ICD-10-CM guidelines – what changes have occurred?

Session Agenda

  • OPPS proposed rule – 2018
  • PFS proposed rule
  • ICD-10-CM official guidelines for coding and reporting for 2018
  • Conventions for the ICD-10-CM  
  • General coding guidelines
  • Chapter specific guidelines

Who Should Attend

  • Coders and billers of GI procedures
  • Office managers

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About Our Speaker

Jill M. Young - Pulmonology Guidelines Expert

Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC, A company founded 11 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff. Jill has over 30 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and also...   More Info
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