ICD-10-CM for General Surgery

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Prerecorded Event
Betty A. Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD
60 Minutes
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Switching To ICD-10-CM: The Impact On General Surgery

Learning ICD-10-CM coding concept is paramount as they apply to general surgery. This session by Betty Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD, will help the attendees prepare for the upcoming transition to ICD-10-CM, with a focus on main diagnoses seen by general surgery.

With the Official ICD-10-CM  Draft Guidelines provided in this session, the attendees will be able to grasp ICD-10-CM nuances in an efficient and effective way. informative case studies will be used to ensure understanding of the changes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM, along with the effective tips to help providers document properly for ICD-10-CM .

This session is intended to help you identify, comprehend and implement the ICD-10- CM transition for your specialty, so you can begin considering the documentation and bill changes, and get ahead for the 2015 implementation.

Session Highlights:

  • Overview of ICD-10-CM and what a coder/biller should start to concentrate on to be ready for October 1, 2015
  • Differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM as they relate to general surgery
  • Common codes for general surgery, including: hernias, neoplasms, appendicitis, and cardiac conditions
  • Documentation tips for each code covered to avoid usage of unspecified codes that which may cause adjudication problems under the new code set
  • Tips on how to work with physicians and other providers to help them make the “turn” to ICD-10-CM documentation to support the new code sets

Who should attend:

Coders, billers and office managers

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About Our Speaker

Betty A. Hovey -ICD 10 Coding & Documentation Expert

Betty A. Hovey, CPC, CPC-H, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CPCD, Director, ICD-10 Development and Training has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and has worked in a variety of settings with multiple specialties and health plans. She has worked with solo practitioners and large physician groups to assist them with coding, billing, and reimbursement issues. For many years, Betty has spoken at national and regional conferences,...   More Info
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