2018 ICD-10-CM Updates for Home Health and Hospice

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
90 minutes
Product Description

How the New ICD-10-CM Code Changes will Impact Home Health and Hospice Agencies

The list of new, revised and deleted ICD-10-CM codes was released in June for implementation from October 1, 2017. 360 new codes, 142 deleted codes and 226 revised codes were released on June 13, 2017. Since diagnosis coding changes are significant for approval of claims for home health and hospice services, agencies need to know about any changes as soon as possible to determine how they will impact services to their patients.

Join this session with expert speaker Judy Adams to get an overview of the several topics of special interest to home health and hospice agencies. Judy will offer you a first-hand opportunity to learn about what is changing. This session is a necessity for all clinical and coding staff to advance their coding knowledge and to avoid coding errors in the new fiscal year.

Session Highlights

  • An overview of codes most likely to impact home health and hospice, approved for implementation October 1, 2017
  • Highlights of revised codes most likely to impact home health and hospice for 2018
  • New codes for enterocolitis due to clostridium difficile
  • Malignant mast neoplasm
  • New codes for Type 2 Diabetes with ketoacidosis
  • Expansion of codes in behavioral health related to use and abuse of psychoactive substances
  • New codes in nervous system
  • Changes in codes related to blindness and low vision
  • A plethora of new and changed codes in the circulatory system related to myocardial infarction and secondary pulmonary hypertension
  • Significant expansion in the heart failure codes including a new code for end stage heart failure and more
  • A new revised code for pneumonia due to other aerobic Gram-negative bacteria
  • 20 new digestive system codes related to intestinal obstruction
  • 72 new codes related to non-pressure ulcer involving muscle and bone without the presence of necrosis
  • Musculoskeletal options for coding dermatomyositis and spinal stenosis with and without neurogenic claudication
  • Genitourinary systems including new codes for postinfective and postprocedural urethral strictures and unspecified lump in the breast
  • 12 new and 176 revised codes for a variety of injuries, poisonings and other consequences of external causes
  • Overview of types of changes to the tabular instructional notes
  • Steps agencies need to take to prepare for these changes

Session Agenda

  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Neoplasm (c00-d49)
  • D47 other neoplasms of uncertain behavior of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue
    • Mastocytosis
    • Other mast cell neoplasms
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders
    • Additional diabetes clarifications
  • Mental, behavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Nervous system, and diseases of the eye
  • Disease of the circulatory system
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • I27.8 Other specified pulmonary heart diseases
    • I50 Heart failure additional includes notes
  • 2018 respiratory coding changes
  • Diseases of the digestive system
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Updated guidelines for non-pressure ulcers
  • Disease musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Injuries, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • External causes of morbidity
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
  • How many diagnoses to code?
  • Specificity in coding benefits physicians as well as the home care agency

Who Should Attend

  • Home Health and Hospice Coders
  • Clinicians
  • Supervisors
  • Quality Improvement Personnel

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About Our Speaker

Judy Adams - Home Health Coding Expert

Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, has been involved in health care in numerous health care setting over the span of her career. She has been involved in nearly every aspect of home health care over the last three decades including direct clinical care, supervision, administration and quality improvement.

In 2009, she opened her own education and consultation company with a primary focus on...   More Info
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