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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A Comprehensive Guide to Top Otolaryngology Codes Bridged To ICD-10-CM!

ICD-10-CM is being implemented on Thursday, October 1, 2015. CMS has said very firmly that there will be no delays in the implementation date. With less than six months left until implementation, it is high time you prepare for the upcoming codìng modifications and guard your practice with smart thinking. Changes in diagnostic codìng will require changes and improvements in clinical documentation by service providers.

If the documentation is not improved, the billing and codìng departments will not be able to code the services, or will have to rely on unspecified codes. Payers have stated that they will deny services if unspecified codes are used on a regular basis. Practices do not need to give the third party payers another reason to deny claims and delay payment to the practices.

Join this session by expert speaker Barbara Cobuzzi and gear up for the imminent ICD-10-CM overhaul and make sure that codìng is done in a specified and appropriate manner to avoid any loss of claims. Shield your practice from any possible loss of revenue.

Session highlights:

  • Top Otolaryngology codes bridged to ICD-10-CM comprehensively
  • Instructions on how to use codes in critical areas where Otolaryngologists regularly code
  • Concepts, Definitions and Characteristics of ICD-10
  • Format, Structure and Hierarchy of ICD-10
    • Three character categories of ICD-10.   
    • Four character categories
    • Five-six character classification
    • Seventh character extension
  • Various chapters of ICD-10: infectious and parasitic diseases, neoplasms, endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and more   
  • ICD-10 conventions with examples
  • General coding guidelines:
    • Acute and Chronic Conditions
    • Tobacco: Use, History of, Dependence
    • Combination Code
    • Impending or Threatened Condition
    • Complications of Surgery and Other Medical Care
    • Reporting Same Diagnosis Code More than Once
    • Selection of Secondary Diagnoses
    • Abnormal Test Findings
  • “Code Also” with most Respiratory Problems

 Who should attend?

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

P.S- There is a bilateral impacted cerumen & it is H61.23. The additional handout is attached for your reference as the speaker has mentioned a different code by mistake in the Q&A session of the conference.

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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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