ICD-10 2019 Code Changes for Orthopedics

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
Conference Date
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Gear Up for a Total of 126 Code Changes—Deadline is Oct. 1, 2018

The preliminary 2019 ICD-10-CM code list introduces approximately 500 diagnosis code changes—with 126 in orthopedics alone. Time to prepare!

A proactive approach is your best bet to battling future denials. Join orthopedic coding expert Margie S. Vaught to learn how to fine-tune your diagnosis coding for the latest code additions and revisions—and prepare for the October 1, 2018 start date for these codes. Vaught will present guidance to select the correct ICD-10 code every time—including those for stress fractures, pathological fractures, and pending fractures. Vaught will also cover when to use acute vs. chronic, especially with meniscal tears.

What’s new? The preliminary ICD-10 2019 code list specifies code revisions for arthralgia (M26.621) and cervical disc displacement, degeneration, and displacement (M50 range). Added codes include those addressing myalgia (M79 range). Plus: Expect to report one out of four now-more-specific codes from the G71 series for muscular dystrophy.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get a step-by-step walk through the ICD-10 2019 code list. Learn the exact coding conventions for a variety of diagnoses that you regularly see in ortho offices, including a wide array of injuries and fractures. Plus, gain proven techniques tips to avoid throwing up your hands and coding “unspecified”!

Session Highlights

This expert session will teach you to:

  • Assign new myalgia codes in the M79 range with confidence
  • Master new M86.6 codes for chronic osteomyelitis
  • Understand acute vs. chronic codes and help providers provide the right documentation
  • Code for cervical disc disorder with the M50 code series
  • Recognize the determinants that dictate the code and 7th character for common ortho injuries
  • Choose the most specific code available—key for muscular dystrophy in 2019!
  • Change your ICD-10 ways to tell the full patient story, maximize CDI efforts, and appease MIPS

Session Agenda

  • ICD-10 – 2018-2019 updates for MS coding
  • External codes during Hurricane
  • Psychoactive substance use, unspecified
  • Factitious disorder
  • Burns
  • Underdosing
  • Sepsis due to a postprocedural infection
  • Malignancy coding
  • Example aftercare codes
  • Follow-up code reminders
  • ICD-10 guidelines 1.A.18 default clause
  • Z codes
  • New ICD-10 codes added
  • Cannabis & factitious disorder
  • New G codes
  • DMD, BMD, FMD,
  • New myalgia codes
  • New infection following procedures
  • Superficial vs. deep incisional surgical sites
  • Revised and deleted codes

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Office Managers
  • Practice Managers
  • Orthopedic 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

Margie Scalley Vaught - Wound Care Coding Expert

With over 30+ years’ experience in the Healthcare arena, in positions from nurse’s aide to ward clerk and medical transcriptionist to office manager, Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, understands how offices are structured.  Margie spent twenty years in the field of Orthopedics.  She obtained Certified Professional Coder (CPC) designation in 1995 from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), where she served...   More Info
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