ICD-10 Updates for Pathology in 2018

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Live Audio Conference
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Thu, Aug 24, 2017
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Are You Ready for ICD-10 PCS and ICD-10-CM Updates for Pathology in 2018?

October 1, 2017 is just around the corner. Are you ready for the ICD-10 changes? There will be 3,562 new codes, 1,821 revised codes and 646 deleted codes for 2018. Is your practice coding to the highest specificity and using the most current ICD-10 diagnosis codes?

Join this session, where expert speaker Peggy Slagle, CPC, will help you maneuver through the changes that affect both ICD-10 PCS and ICD-10-CM in 2018 in pathology, including coding guidelines for each. You will learn the importance of utilizing ICD-10 codes in pathology and laboratory coding. Peggy will cover any additions, revisions and deletions beginning October 1, 2017. She will also discuss the importance of complete documentation in the medical record when ordering clinical laboratory tests, and what a lab may be required to ask from the ordering provider.

After attending this session, you will be able to assign a diagnosis code to the highest level, and when working in the laboratory field, you will be able to help ordering providers understand the required information that is necessary when ordering laboratory testing.

Session Highlights

  • ICD-10 pathology coding updates for 2018
  • Listing of new codes
  • Listing of deleted codes
  • Listing of revised codes
  • The importance of billing to the highest degree of specificity
  • Clinical laboratory billing for ICD-10
  • ICD-10 coding guidelines
  • ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS differences

Who Should Attend

  • Billing personnel
  • Coders
  • Providers
  • Revenue cycle staff
  • Physician office nursing staff

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Peggy Slagle - Pathology Compliance Coding Expert

Peggy Slagle, CPC has been working in the medical field, both in the hospital and clinic settings for most of her career. She is currently the Coding and Compliance Manager for the Department of Pathology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, as well as the department’s hospital based laboratory outreach serving clients from inside and outside of the United States. Peggy is currently a member of the...   More Info
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