The rumors are true. One of the most difficult ICD-10-CM coding areas heading your way in 2015 deals with musculoskeletal conditions. Diagnoses will become hyper specific, which means you need to prepare — not only for the new coding options but for the details you’ll need in physician documentation.
During this presentation, you’ll receive suggestions for getting your staff and providers on board with the additional documentation necessary for ICD-10 musculoskeletal diagnoses code selection. This coordinated effort is key if you want to ensure compliance.
Remember, most codes in Chapter 13: Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue (M00-M99) will require additional documentation to correctly code site and laterality to the highest level of specificity. This includes:
Additionally, chapter 19 of ICD-10-CM contains codes for injuries, which are grouped by body part rather than by category. In other words, all injuries for a specific site (e.g., head and neck) are grouped together rather than groupings of all fractures or all open wounds.
Fracture codes in ICD-10-CM include much greater specificity, and indicate the following:
Laterality and identification of type of encounter (e.g., initial, subsequent, or sequela) are significant components of the code expansion in ICD-10-CM.
Chapter 19 codes also require coders to assign seventh character extensions to indicate:
With all this information necessary for ICD-10-CM coding, expert presenter Margie S Vaught will provide you with cheat sheets, tools, URLs and products available to help you get up to speed on becoming compliant for the 2015 deadline.
The session will help you:
Who should attend? Coders, Billers, Office Managers, Practice Manager, Therapist
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...
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