2018 ICD-10-CM Update for General Surgery

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Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC
60 minutes
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2018 Diagnosis Coding Tune-Up and Guideline Changes in ICD-10-CM Coding

Join this presentation with expert speaker Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, as she covers the ICD-10-CM coding changes for 2018 – along with the guideline changes and a general surgery diagnosis coding “tune-up” to ensure that the documentation and coding are correct and specific to maximize reporting and revenue.

By attending this session, you will learn the general surgery diagnosis coding changes for 2018, as well as the guidelines for correct documentation and coding. You will learn about specificity in coding for breast lumps, bowel obstructions, adhesions, and pressure ulcers with necrosis. You will also get coding clinic clarifications. You will also learn strategies for reviewing and improving diagnosis documentation and coding. Additionally, you’ll be able to code correctly and with confidence, now and as you move towards 2018.

 Session Highlights

  • New ICD-10-CM code changes for 2018

o More than 20 new codes added

o Up to 122 codes deleted

o Close to 7 codes conversions

o Up to 170 code revisions

  • Specificity in coding for breast lumps
  • More specific codes for partial versus complete intestinal obstruction
  • Specifying obstruction due to peritoneal adhesions
  • More specificity in location of pressure ulcers
  • More specificity in depth of certain non-pressure ulcers
  • Confirming understanding of coding guidelines
  • How specificity in diagnosis coding is even more important under MACRA and MIPS
  • Documentation improvement strategies
  • Recognition of diagnosis documentation and coding education needs

Session Agenda

  • 2018 ICD-10-CM update for general surgery
  • Guideline changes

o Chapter 1 – Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

o Chapter 2 – Neoplasms

o Chapter 4 – Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

o Chapter 11 – Diseases of the digestive system

o Chapter 12 – Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

o Chapter 14 – Diseases of the genitourinary system

o Chapter 17 – Congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities

o Chapter 18 – Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

  • Coding clinic guidance

o Coding from pathology report

o Screening colonoscopy

o Uncontrolled diabetes

o History of nicotine dependence

  • Diagnosis coding issues

o Wound

o Coding co-morbidities

o Medication effects

  • New in ICD-10-CM – Underdosing
  • And more

Who should attend

  • Surgeons
  • Surgical practice office managers and administrators
  • Surgery coders
  • Surgery billers

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About Our Speaker

Kim Garner Huey - Health Care Management Expert

Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians.

Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a bachelor’s degree in health care management and went on to...   More Info
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