ICD-10 for Neurology

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Marvel J. Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO
90 minutes
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Understand the Major Differences Between ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM


Since Oct 1 has already come and gone, you must have realized how ICD-10 coding is a whole lot different than ICD-9 coding. For neurologists, there were 18 different ICD-9 codes for various epileptic conditions, while the ICD-10 options increase to more than 40 different codes. An example of this added specificity is the diagnosis of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS). In ICD-9 the diagnosis for this disease was reported with two generic codes, in contrast, ICD-10 provides neurologists increased specificity with at least four coding options for LGS. 

Do you know what term replaces “Late Effects” in ICD-10? This is vital for neurologists who use to report codes in the 438 Late effects of Cerebrovascular disease in ICD-9. Also, with some neurology diagnoses, the ICD-10 code structure will be drastically different from the earlier ICD-9 codes, with an immediate requirement of appropriate documentation and selection. 

Join expert speaker Marvel J Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO, as she assists you in filling the gaps in your ICD-10 transition and training by grasping the proper use of ICD-10 code sets and guidelines. This session will not only focus on the organizational structural changes in regard to ICD-10, but also changes in the mandated ICD-10-CM coding guidelines as applied to neurologic diagnoses. For example, how do you determine which diagnosis code to report when your neurologist doesn’t specify whether effected extremity is dominant or non-dominant? This session is intended to help you identify and understand the ICD-10- CM transition for your neurology specialty, so you can improve upon your documentation and coding efforts.

Session Highlights:

  • Comprehend the major differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 – especially as it applies to Neurology
  • Learn about the organizational and structural changes associated with ICD-10
  • Learn how to use “x” as a placeholder
  • Describe and apply the appropriate 7th character extensions when required
  • Find out the top ICD-10 areas likely requiring documentation updates for Neurology providers
  • How do you determine which diagnosis code to report when your neurologist doesn’t specify whether effected extremity is dominant or non-dominant?
  • ICD-10-CM New Features—Combination codes, Exclusion notes, and more!
  • Changes in the ICD-10 guidelines that have an impact on your neurology practice
  • Insights on determining the correct ICD-10 diagnosis codes in common neurologic conditions
    • Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
    • Endocrine Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
    • Diabetic Complications
    • Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Diseases of Nervous system
    • Injury, Poisoning and certain other consequences of External Cause
  • And more!

Who should attend

Neurology & Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation specialties: providers, front & back office staff, practice manager, billing staff


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About Our Speaker

Marvel J. Hammer - Neurology Coding Expert

Marvel J Hammer, RN, BS, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO is an accomplished professional with considerable years of experience both in the business and medical fields. She is a coding, billing and compliance consultant and owner of MJH Consulting based in Denver, Colorado.

She provides medical coding and billing education, assistance with payer audits and performs compliance reviews for her clients. Marvel enjoys teaching providers and their...   More Info
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