In ICD-10-CM there are several changes to the physical layout that cause coders to re-think the diagnosis coding in many ways. This session will focus on ICD-10-CM coding for common upper extremity conditions and injuries that involve different organ systems involved in the upper extremity.
Due to different body systems involved, diagnosis coding for upper extremity can use many diagnoses codes from different areas of ICD-10-CM coding manual. These may be – nervous, circulatory, skin and musculoskeletal. There are also specific codes for injuries that are found in another area of the manual. In order to properly code upper extremity conditions and injuries, this conference will discuss these coding complexities as well as offer tips and a coding table that can be used as a job aid for assigning the appropriate ICD-10 code with the CPT code being described. Due to ICD-10’s level of specificity, you will understand how laterality and specific codes of right and left fingers are built in code descriptions and not just recognized by a modifier. The area of injuries has also undergone certain changes from ICD-9, and you will understand about those changes and how to code them appropriately.
This conference by Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPC-I, COSC will breakdown the different Chapters used in the ICD-10-CM to choose the appropriate diagnosis code, and include a table that can be used as a job aid comparing the CPT to ICD-10-CM codes available based on the diagnosis codes in ICD-10-CM being by site, and then condition.
Who Should Attend: Orthopedic surgeons, non physician providers, coders, collections staff, surgery schedulers, practice managers/administrators
Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics. Lynn is currently a workshop and audio presenter. She is a former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served...
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