Back to Basics: Diabetes Coding Essentials for Hospitals

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Karla R. Lovaasen, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
Conference Date
Tue, Feb 24, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Up to date on the newest diabetes ICD-9s and coding guidelines? Optimize your facility’s diabetes reimbursement with flawless coding.

If you’re not up to speed on diabetes coding basics, you could be costing your facility thousands in reimbursement. 

Build your coding confidence in this one hour session with ICD-9 consultant Karla R. Lovaasen, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P as she teaches you how to code diabetes mellitus and associated manifestations. She’ll walk you through often confusing diabetes guidelines and will explain how diabetes and other metabolic conditions affect MS-DRG reimbursement.  

Topics covered:

  • A closer look at the official guidelines for coding diabetes mellitus and secondary diabetes.
  • Must-know advice: Bone up on these diabetes coding basics from Coding Clinic.
  • What effect does diabetic manifestations have on your reimbursement?
  • How to interpret -- and troubleshoot -- physician documentation and queries.
  • Bonus: Diabetes case studies help you apply what you’ve learned.

Who should attend? Inpatient coders, coding managers/supervisors, coding consultants, independent coding contractors, coding educators, coding personnel with credentials of CCA, CCS, RHIT, RHIA or others working in a hospital coding setting.

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About Our Speaker

Karla R. Lovaasen - Urology & Diabetes Billing Coding Expert

Karla R. Lovaasen, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, is an independent healthcare consultant and has over 30 years of healthcare experience. She is a co-author of “ICD-9-CM Coding: Theory and Practice,” which was recently published by Elsevier, and is the Senior ICD-9-CM Coding Reviewer for Carol Buck’s coding publications. Her specialty is ICD-9-CM coding and auditing for inpatient reimbursement, both MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs. She has also served as a mentor to “new”...   More Info
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