ICD-10 Coding For Musculoskeletal Conditions

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Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR
60 Minutes
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Start your prep for musculoskeletal conditions today.

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:

  • Documentation of site and laterality
  • More specific information for fractures and injuries
  • Identification of episode of care
  • Additional coding instructions surrounding osteoporosis
  • Reorganization of codes

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:

  • Type of fracture
  • Specific anatomical site
  • Whether the fracture is displaced
  • Laterality
  • Routine versus delayed healing, nonunions, and malunions

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:

  • Initial encounter for closed fracture
  • Initial encounter for open fracture
  • Subsequent encounter for fracture with routine healing
  • Subsequent encounter for fracture with delayed healing
  • Subsequent encounter for fracture with nonunion
  • Subsequent encounter for fracture with malunion
  • Sequela

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:

  • Recognize the differences and information that will be needed from providers to help appropriately code that is currently not received
  • Implement a plan that helps your physicians in understanding the key differences in ICD-10 and that greater detail is required when diagnosing patients
  • Tailor and customize an approach to ICD-10 education that will help meet the specific needs of your practice.
  • Help staff to understand how now they can start preparing for ICD-10
  • Check with payers/carriers regarding LCDs for trigger point injections, intra-articular injections and spinal procedures, etc.

Who should attend? Coders, Billers, Office Managers, Practice Manager, Therapist

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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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