2019 ICD-10 Coding Changes for Mental & Behavioral Health

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Prep for Codes Addressing Sexual Exploitation & Forced Labor

It’s that time of year again—come October 1, 2018 new ICD-10 codes will be in place for mental and behavioral health. To submit foolproof psychiatry claims, avoid denials or lost reimbursement, and boost your clinical documentation improvement (CDI) efforts, get proactive. More payers are requesting to view patient records prior to approving claims and MIPS is changing reimbursement rules, so it’s more important than ever that you understand all the nuances of each ICD-10 code.

Join independent healthcare consultant Dorothy D. Steed to learn how the 50 added codes and 5 revised codes will impact your mental and behavioral coding & billing practices in 2019. Plus, she’ll fill you in on how to ensure your documentation supports medical necessity—and reveal the specific actions that can improve your reimbursement success.

What’s new: The new psychiatry codes focus primarily on encounters of sexual and forced labor exploitation among both adults and children (T74 and T76 code sets). And the revised codes address factitious disorder (F68), adding the “imposed on self” phrase. This webinar will teach you the nuances of each code and how to adapt to the increased specificity.

After attending, you’ll be equipped to bill for mental and behavioral health encounters in both primary care and emergency department encounters. And you’ll have the confidence you need to use the new codes to better describe a patient’s condition and more fully capture each patient’s story.

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will learn:

  • New updates – guidelines – human trafficking
  • New codes – chapter 5
  • New codes – chapter 19
  • Everything you need to know about the 17 codes in the T43.64x series
  • F53.0 or new code F53.1? Know this key word in the documentation to select the correct code
  • Understand the added T74 and T76 code series: sexual/forced labor exploitation
  • Uncover what code expansions will improve reporting quality in 2019
  • Assess whether your documentation reflects medical conditions or social challenges that may contribute to behavioral health concerns
  • Update your factitious disorder knowledge with 5 revised codes in the F68 range
  • Master the Z series codes for mental and behavioral health screenings exams

Who Should Attend

  • Primary care and behavioral health providers
  • Billers and coding professionals
  • Finance and revenue cycle staff
  • Nurses and social workers
  • Education and legal professionals

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Dorothy D. Steed - Medical Coding and Billing Expert

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...   More Info
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