No one can escape learning ICD-10. If you’re a pathologist, you need to understand how ICD-10 requires specific documentation — documentation that differs from what was sufficient for ICD-9. If you’re a coder, you must be able translate the clinical information from the pathologist’s report into the ICD-10 system. If you’re a clinical lab, you need understand how ICD-10 codes will impact medical necessity — and therefore payment — for ordered tests.
No matter how you cut it, if you don’t meet the new documentation standards, or if you use the wrong code or even miss just one character, you’ll undermine your claims and won’t be paid what you ethically deserve.
If your lab hasn’t begun training, dual coding, or reviewing pathology and clinical laboratory reports, then you need to catch up. Did you know payers may start using the conversion to ICD-10 as another way to squeeze more money out of the reimbursements your lab should receive?
That’s why you should attend this webinar, where expert speaker Ellen Garver will help you learn about ICD-10 guidelines and GEMs, confront the training process, and get to know some of the documentation changes you need to start implementing now.
Who should attend
Specialties: Clinical laboratories, Independent laboratories, Pathology practices
Ellen Garver, BS, BA, CPC, regularly covers medical coding and compliance for pathology and laboratory as well as general surgery. The 15-year Coding Institute veteran has served as the editor of Pathology/Lab Coding Alert since its inception in 1999 and is also the current editor of General Surgery Coding Alert.