2019 ICD-10 Coding Changes for Gastroenterology

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Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
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. Plus, if you don’t know your ICD-10 codes inside and out, your claims won’t tell the full patient story—especially important for co-morbidities and future MIPS reimbursement rates.

Join gastro coding expert Jill Young for comprehensive coverage of what’s new and how to adjust your coding and billing practices accordingly—by the looming deadline: October 1, 2018! After all, a proactive approach is your best bet to battling future denials and maximizing your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) efforts.

What’s new? Eight of the added codes (code series K35) cover appendicitis—with/without abscess, perforation, and localized peritonitis—so know those details to 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:

  • Update your ICD-10-specific gastroenterology coding/billing practices
  • Take the guesswork out of anal and rectal abscess coding with brand new K61 codes
  • What you need to know about the new codes for gallbladder disorders (K82)
  • Ditch your old cholangitis code and turn to these new codes instead
  • Master the new codes in the K35 range
  • Document peritonitis, abscess, perforation, gangrene for assigning correct codes to appendicitis cases

Session Agenda

  • Changes to ICD-10 guidelines
  • Code assignment and clinical criteria
  • Categories and use of Z codes
  • Coding for healthcare encounters in hurricane aftermath
  • Sequencing of external causes of morbidity codes
  • Zika virus infections
  • Primary malignancy previously excised
  • Current malignancy versus personal history of malignancy
  • Factitious disorder
  • F12 Cannabis related disorders
  • Application of 7th characters in Chapter 19 (S00-T88)
  • Unknown or undetermined intent guideline

Who Should Attend

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

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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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