When you begin using ICD-10 codes after Oct.1, 2015, your psychiatrist’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses will require specifics on disease status for accurate code assignment. Right now, you’ll use 309.81 (Posttraumatic stress disorder) to report a PTSD diagnosis regardless of whether the symptoms are acute or chronic. However, in ICD-10, this condition will expand to the following three codes:
ICD-10 will permit you to clearly delineate whether the PTSD is acute or chronic, if known, which is not something that you can do under ICD-9.
Go in-depth with codes like these. Make certain you can decipher coding guidelines for Mental and Behavioral Disorders and apply them to examples of coding scenarios. In this presentation led by Dorothy S. Steed, providers and staff who treat behavioral health conditions will receive insight about coding for this specialty.
This session will help you:
Who should attend? Coders, billers, revenue cycle, physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, claims follow-up, managers
Dorothy D. Steed, CCS, CDIP, COC, CPCO, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, is an independent healthcare consultant and educator in Atlanta. She was a Medicare specialist for a large hospital system and a physician coding audit supervisor for another hospital system, with 40 years of experience in healthcare. Additionally, she is an instructor at a state technical college in...
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