2018 ICD-10-CM Pathology Updates: Understand the Neoplasm Table

Event Information
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Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
60 minutes
Product Description

Stay Current with New ICD-10 Pathology Codes for 2018

2018 ICD-10-CM coding updates have been released. Included in this yearly release of new codes are the ICD-10 guidelines for coding with revised and updated language. Are there changes that affect you and your coding? Understanding the six columns of the neoplasm table can be daunting at times. Especially for those that don’t work with the table every day.

In this session, expert speaker Jill Young will offer simple clear explanations for each column and will explain which situations you can use the unspecified vs. uncertain column in. Staying current with new codes and understanding old rules are a must for you to assign the proper pathology codes.

Session Highlights

  • New diagnosis codes for pathology for 2018 – What are they and when are they used?
  • New guidelines affecting those that code for pathology – Do they affect you?
  • Explanations and examples of coding off a pathology report
  • CA in situ – What does this tissue diagnosis mean?
  • Detailed explanations for each of the “6 Columns of Confusion”
  • Negative implications of incorrect code selection

Session Agenda

  • ICD-10-CM official guidelines for coding and reporting for 2018
  • Section I. Conventions, general coding guidelines and chapter-specific guidelines
    • Conventions for the ICD-10-CM
    • Chapter 2: Neoplasms
      • Alphabetic index of neoplasm table
      • Current malignancy vs. personal history of malignancy
      • Malignancy overlapping sites
  • Tabular listing ICD-10-CM
    • Chapter 1: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases – A04 other bacterial intestinal infections
    • Chapter 2: Neoplasms
      • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites
      • Malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue
      • Mastocytosis and certain other mast cell disorders
      • New subcategory – new codes
      • New category – new codes
  • 6 Columns of Confusion
    • Columns of neoplasm table
    • Malignant
    • Carcinoma in situ
    • Benign
    • Uncertain behavior
    • Unspecified behavior

Who Should Attend

  • Office Managers
  • Medical Coders
  • Medical Billers

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About Our Speaker

Jill M. Young - Pulmonology Guidelines Expert

Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC, A company founded 11 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff. Jill has over 30 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and also...   More Info
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