2017 ICD-10 Changes for Otolaryngology

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Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, CENTC, COC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPCO, AAPC Fellow
60 minutes
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Expert Advice on Coding Changes affecting Otolaryngology for 2017

CMS and private payers have stated that they will no longer be liberal with their processing of ICD-10 claims in 2017—for which the diagnosis claim year starts on October 1, 2016.  This means that, not only do coders have to do their best job at accurate coding, but providers also have to do their best at detailed documentation so that the ICD-10 codes submitted are provided to the highest level of detail.

This 60-minute session with renowned speaker Barbara J. Cobuzzi, MBA, CPC, COC , CPC-P, CPC-I , CPCO, CENTC, AAPC Approved ICD-10-CM Instructor, will help you look at both the new codes for 2017 as well as the diagnostic coding issues that have been observed over the past year in otolaryngology. You will also get information as to how to code more difficult to find codes.

Topics Covered:

  • ICD-10 coding changes affecting Otolaryngology for 2017, going into effect on 10/1/2016
  • Coding challenges in 2016 identified in Otolaryngology audits over the past year
  • ICD-10 codes for difficult to find codes
  • Review of key ICD-10 rules

Who should attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Providers
  • Administrators

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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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