2019 ICD-10 Coding Changes for Neurology

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Prerecorded Event
Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC
60 minutes
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Know the Differences in ‘Developmental Delay’ Types

Okay, so 2019 ICD-10-CM is here and you’ve got 30 new and revised Neurology codes to contend with. Start smart by learning how—and why—these changes matter to your billing & coding practices. Plus, “tune up” your overall diagnosis coding strategy to maximize revenue—and your office’s clinical documentation improvement efforts—in 2019.

What’s new? In this training webinar, neurology coding expert Kim Huey will help you make sense of added codes—including those for clonic hemifacial spasm, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral infarction. Plus, she’ll explain when to use the new Z13.4 pediatric codes for screenings for development delays—global, other, and unspecified. She’ll also provide guidance on the revisions to R40.233 coma scale codes.

After attending this session, you will be prepared to reach for something better than “unspecified,” explain to your team what documentation is required to support claims—and, importantly, correct any ICD-10 Neurology diagnosis coding mistakes that are costing your office.  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. Get equipped for the take-effect date for the updated codes: October 1, 2018.

Session Highlights

This expert session will teach you to:

  • G71: Master unique codes for Duchenne, Becker, and Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy
  • G51.3: Muster the nerve to distinguish hemifacial spasm specifics
  • Grasp codes for amino-acid disorders that affect cognitive function, development & behavior
  • Learn the new subcategory for CADASIL: cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy
  • Cerebral infarction: Understand 2 added codes (I63.81/I63.89) and 4 revised codes (I63.2 series)
  • Use a brand new code for Austin disease (E75.26)
  • Identify drugs added to Table of Drugs and Chemicals
  • Change your ICD-10 ways to tell the full patient story, maximize CDI efforts, and satisfy MI

Session Agenda

  • ICD-10-CM update for Neurology
    • Chapter 4 (E00-E89) – endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases
    • Chapter 5 (F01-F99) – mental, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Chapter 6 (G00-G99) – diseases of the nervous system
    • Chapter 9 (I00-I99) – diseases of the circulatory system
    • Chapter 13 (M00-M99) – diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Chapter 17 (Q00-Q99) - congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Chapter 18 (R00-R99) - signs, symptoms and abnormal clinical findings, not elsewhere classified
    • Chapter 19 (S00-T88) - injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Chapter 21 (Z00-Z99) - factors influencing health status and contact with health services
  • Coding clinic guidance
  • ICD-10-CM issues in neurology
  • Table of drugs and chemicals
  • New In ICD-10-CM – underdosing

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office Managers    
  • Practice Managers
  • Neurology Surgeons

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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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