The 2019 ICD-10-CM codes will include new and expanded code for appendicitis, more specific codes to capture rectal abscess severity, as well as specific codes for cholangitis – including changes in combination codes. You will also find new codes for gangrene and gallbladder perforation. Although the number changes in ICD-10 diagnosis codes has gone down since 2018, even a handful of new or revised codes can seriously impact your office’s claims – unless you know how to use them.
In this in-depth audio presentation, coding and reimbursement consultant Kim Garner-Huey will walk you through the ICD-10-CM code changes for general surgery in 2019 – including all the new, expanded, and specific code changes mentioned above. She will discuss the guideline changes – along with diagnosis coding “tune-up” to ensure that your documentation and coding are correct and specific to maximize reporting and revenue.
You will learn about the common diagnosis coding mistakes medical professionals make, and the best documentation and coding practices to follow. Garner-Huey will also review the Coding Clinic Guidance updates that you must know to code correctly.
After attending this session, you will be confident in your ability to use the new and revised ICD-10-CM codes for general surgery correctly and compliantly.
Here’s a taste of what you will learn in this instructive session:
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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...
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