Like it or not, ICD-10-CM is proposed to start on October 1, 2015 and it will change everything. This change in our diagnostic coding system will allow coding for increased specificity in the reporting of diseases and recently recognized conditions. It will offer improvements over ICD-9-CM in coding primary care encounters, external causes of injury, mental disorders, neoplasms, and preventive health. But it all starts with clinician documentation and the application of coding guidelines. While there will be 65,000 more codes than currently exist in ICD-9-CM, the number of codes used in the typical Gynecological practice will be considerably less.Â
Join expert Melanie Witt, RN, CPC, COBGC, MA in this 90-minute webinar to concentrate your education on the new coding system on your area of expertise. Learning what you need to know in detail will help your practice avoid delays in submitting claims and prevent denials for services.
This session will include a bonus handout which converts the most commonly reported ICD-9-CM Gyn-related diagnostic codes into ICD-10-CM choices. Melanie will also share tips and tools on how to ensure your transition to ICD-10-CM goes smoothly.
Who should attend
Family practice (if they go general gyn) and ob/gyn clinicians, coders, practice managers and billers.
Melanie Witt, RN, MA is an independent coding education consultant and a well-known speaker and recognized expert in the area of coding and reimbursement for ob-gyn services. She is the former program manager of the Department of Coding and Nomenclature at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Witt is also the consulting editor for Ob-Gyn Coding Alert.