2018 ICD-10-CM Update for Neurology

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC
Conference Date
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
60 minutes
Product Description

2018 ICD-10-CM and Diagnosis Coding Updates for Neurology


ICD-10-CM coding changes for 2018 go into effect on October 1, 2017, and all coders need to be ready for the new regime. Neurology coding in particular will see some changes in terminology and deletion of some codes. 

This session with coding expert Kim Huey will cover the ICD-10-CM coding changes in neurology for 2018, along with guideline changes and a diagnosis coding “tune-up” to ensure that documentation and coding are correct and specific to maximize reporting and revenue. You will learn the diagnosis coding changes of 2018, along with guidelines for correct documentation and coding. You will learn strategies for reviewing and improving diagnosis documentation and coding. This session will help you code correctly and with confidence, now and in 2018.

Session Highlights:

  • ICD-10-CM 2018 coding changes in neurology
    • Around 9 code additions
    • Up to 72 code deletions
    • Close to 32 code revisions, and
    • At least 1 code conversion
  • Specificity in coding for mood disorders due to physiologic
  • Instruction in using additional codes for dementia in underlying diseases
  • New guidance in coding encephalopathy
  • Revised exclusion notes for cerebral infarction
  • Refresher on code sequencing guidance
  • Tune-up on neuropathy coding when secondary to other diseases

Session Agenda

  • 2018 ICD-10-CM update for neurology
  • Guideline changes
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 6
    • Chapter 7
    • Chapter 13
  • Coding clinic guidance
    • Arthritis
    • Uncontrolled diabetes
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Parkinson’s dementia
    • E-cigarettes
  • ICD-10-CM issues in neurology
    • Dominant/non-dominant
    • Pain – G89
    • Stroke
    • Medication effects
    • New In ICD-10-CM – Under-dosing

Who Should Attend:

  • Neurologists
  • Neurology practice office managers and administrators
  • Neurology coders
  • Neurology billers

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About Our Speaker

Kim Garner Huey - Health Care Management Expert

Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians.

Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a bachelor’s degree in health care management and went on to...   More Info
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