ICD-10-CM for Otolaryngology

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Prerecorded Event
Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, COC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPCO, AAPC Fellow
90 minutes
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Take a Crosswalk of Otolaryngology & Allergy ICD-9 Codes to ICD-10 Codes


The biggest change in U.S. healthcare history is finally here! This change in diagnostic coding will require various improvements and changes by practice providers, mostly in clinical documentation. If there is no improvement in the documentation, it will not be possible for the coding and billing departments to code such services, or rely on unspecified codes either. Payers have clearly said that they will deny services if there is a regular use of unspecified codes. Practices do not need to give third party payers another reason to deny claims and delay payment to practices.

This session by expert speaker Barbara J. Cobuzzi will guide you with the basic concepts of ICD-10- CM and how it is going to affect Otolaryngology. You will be able to understand the top Otolaryngology codes, and grasp the transition of the code from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The session will successfully explain how you can use codes in critical areas.

Session highlights:

  • Basic concepts in ICD-10-CM
  • Definitions and Characteristics of ICD-10-CM
    • Format and Structure
    • Code structure
    • Three and Four Character Categories
    • Fifth and Sixth Character Classification
    • Seventh Character Extension
  • Top Otolaryngology codes bridged to ICD-10-CM comprehensively
  • Instructions how to use codes in critical areas where Otolaryngology regularly code
  • Discussion on ICD-10-CM Chapters related to Otolaryngology
  • ICD-10 Conventions
  • General Coding Guidelines

Who should attend?

  • Physicians
  • Mid-Level providers
  • Office Managers and Administrators
  • Coding managers and coders
  • Billing managers and billers

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About Our Speaker

Barbara J. Cobuzzi - Healthcare Compliance Training Expert

Barbara J. Cobuzzi owns CRN Healthcare Solutions which provides value added provider consulting services. She holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from New York University. She holds certifications from the AAPC as a CPC (certified physician coder), COC (certified hospital outpatient coder), CPC-P (certified payer coder) a CPC-I (certified coding instructor) and a CPCO (certified professional compliance officer). She also holds...   More Info
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