2019 ICD-10 Coding Changes for Gastroenterology

Event Information
Product Format
Live Audio Conference
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Tue, Sep 11, 2018
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Hint: Sharpen Your Appendicitis Knowledge

Of the approximately 500 code changes in the 2019 ICD-10-CM, gastroenterology will see just 17 new and revised codes. But, as you know, even a few new coding rules can wreak havoc with your office’s claims if you aren’t fully trained on what they mean and how to use them.

Join gastro coding expert Jill Young for comprehensive coverage of what’s new and how to adjust your coding and billing practices accordingly. After all, a proactive approach is your best bet to battling future denials!

What’s new? Eight of the added codes cover appendicitis—with/without abscess, perforation, and localized peritonitis—so know those details inside and out and be sure your documentation fits the bill.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get a step-by-step walk through the ICD-10 2019 code list. Learn the exact coding conventions for a variety of diagnoses that you regularly see in gastro offices—and cut down on your temptation to throw up your hands and reach for “unspecified.”

Session Highlights

This expert session will teach you to:

  • Understand what  ICD-10 code changes mean for your gastroenterology coding/billing practices
  • Use 8 new diagnosis codes for appendicitis
  • Choose the most specific code available—and  avoid “unspecified” whenever possible
  • Understand new codes for gallbladder disorders and cholangitis
  • Proactively minimize claims denials in 2019

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office Managers    
  • Practice Managers
  • Gastroenterology Surgeons

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice pertaining to the conference from our expert speaker.

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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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