2019 ICD-10 Code Changes for Home Health – What You Need to Know

Event Information
Product Format
Live Audio Conference
Cindy Osborne, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, BCHH
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Tue, Dec 04, 2018
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
90 minutes
Product Description

Gear Up for Home Health Coding & Documentation Changes – Effective Oct. 1

Effective October 1, there will be 279 new codes, 143 revisions, and 51 deletions that you need to prepare for to avoid denials and get the reimbursement you deserve for home health services. With so many coding changes kicking in so soon, you can’t afford to be caught off-guard.

Prepare for the October 1, 2018 start dates for home health codes in this audio conference with industry veteran Cindy Osborne. Get a step-by-step walkthrough of the new and revised code descriptions for the 2019 ICD-10-CM code set, catch up on the guideline changes, and find out the potential areas for documentation improvement specific to home health situations. Learn exactly how to recognize the updated and revised codes – and the impact these codes and sequencing will have on home health episode payment and quality reporting. Understand the role of comorbidity coding and its impact on payment and quality outcomes, and know when it is appropriate to use a symptom code. And get totally clear about the changes in surgical wound coding specific to home care, combination codes, and the use of “Additional Code” notes.

After attending this audio session, you will be confident in your coding expertise. Plus, you’ll be proactively prepared to minimize denials with accurate coding that is supported by the medical record.

Session Highlights

Here’s a taste of what this audio conference will cover:

  • Updates to ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • New and revised codes for the 2019 ICD-10-CM code set, including but not limited to:
    • Specificity updates for appendicitis with peritonitis
    • New and revised codes are for ophthalmological conditions
    • Fracture code changes
    • Surgical wound code changes
    • Symptom cossdes
    • Combination codes and additional codes notes
  • Codes for conditions that have been updated or revised potentially impacting home health coding
  • Payment impact of new and revised codes on HHGM
  • Role and impact of comorbidity coding on the home health episode

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Practice Managers
  • Office managers
  • Quality managers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Cindy Osborne

Cindy Osborne has 24 years of home health experience as a clinical manager, director of quality improvement, and is the coding manager for 5 Star Consultants, LLC. Cindy has been COS-C, BCHH-C since their inception, and HCS-D certified for 15 years.

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