ICD-9 Coding Essentials For CVAs

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Karla R. Lovaasen, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
Conference Date
Thu, May 08, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

Are you reporting cerebrovascular diseases the right way? Find out here.

Is cerebrovascular accident coding causing you real headaches? Chances are good that when you’ve got a tricky CVA or TIA coding situation on your hands, you’re losing valuable time poring over your coding manual trying to figure out what to report.

In this 60-minute session, Karla R. Lovaasen, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, an independent healthcare and coding consultant with over 30 years of experience, will provide the latest on CVA and TIA coding. She’ll also review the types of CVAs, go over cerebral infarction and late effects guidelines, and provide case studies to help you see how the coding concepts work.  

Outcome: You’ll develop confidence in your ability to code diseases of the cerebrovascular system, comply with the ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting -- and obtain optimal reimbursement for your facility.

Who should attend: Inpatient coders, coding managers/supervisors, coding consultants, independent coding contractors, coding instructors, coding personnel with credentials of CCA, CCS, RHIT, RHIA or others in hospital coding.
Here's a sampling of what you’ll learn:

  • Not sure about the difference between a TIA and CVA? Get the answers here.
  • Coding aborted CVAs isn’t a walk in the park: Learn how to make it eaiser.
  • What the DRG to MS-DRGs switch means for your coding ... and how it affects your reimbursement
  • Review pertinent Coding Clinics and discover the finer points of cerebrovascular coding.
  • Not all CVAs are alike: Recognize all the distinguishing features to keep your coding accurate ... and your reimbursement on track.
  • CVA case studies: See how other facilities are grappling with CVA coding conundrums.
  • Have additional questions? Ask Karla yourself during an interactive Q&A!

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complementary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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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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