2019 ICD-10 Coding Changes: An Overview

Event Information
Product Format
Live Audio Conference
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Thu, Aug 30, 2018
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Gear Up for Nearly 500 Code Changes!



As you know, you have until October 1, 2018 to get acquainted with the 2019 ICD-10 clinical modification (CM) codes —or face future denials. But you don’t have to go it alone.

Join medical coding expert Jill Young in this in-depth training audio conference to find out what has changed for 2019—and which of these changes will most affect your practice. You’ll also gain insight and information into why many codes were created or revised and how the requestor feels these new codes will be used. Learn how to best adjust your coding & billing practices for 2019 to prepare for smooth-sailing claims and reimbursement efforts—no matter your specialty.

What’s new?  As typical, many of the added codes for 2019 address nuances of disorders—from squamous cell carcinoma skin and acute appendicitis to ecstasy poisoning and fractures of the fingers. There are added Merkel cell codes and codes addressing cannabis use. The codes for lipoprotein and lipedema are changing. And Muscular Dystrophy has a new code set.

It’s imperative that you sharpen your (and your physicians’) understanding of what the documentation must say to support each, changed code. Don’t miss your chance to spend an hour gaining knowledge that will pay off all year long. Be proactive: Reduce your denials risk, ease your documentation headaches, and get ready to maximize reimbursement.

Session Highlights

Young will explain:

  • Where to find the 2019 ICD-10-CM list of code additions, revisions, and deletions
  • How to use additional Merkel cell codes
  • How to use eye codes from the Neoplasm table
  • How to use cannabis codes
  • How to prepare for increased specificity for muscular dystrophy codes
  • What to use instead of deleted codes
  • How to meet payer requirements
  • When (and when not) to use nonspecific diagnosis codes

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office Managers    
  • Practice Managers
  • Physicians and Surgeons

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

Jill M. Young - Pulmonology Guidelines Expert

Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC, A company founded 11 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff. Jill has over 30 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and also...   More Info
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