ICD-10 Crash Course for Your Lab

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Ellen Garver, BS, BA, CPC
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Useful Training on ICD-10, Dual Coding & Documentation For Your Clinical/Pathology Lab

 

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.

Session Highlights:

  • See how General Equivalency Mappings (GEMs) could lead you astray
  • Grasp ICD-10 tabular list changes that impact your lab
  • Distinguish diagnosis coding for clinical lab tests versus pathology services
  • Anticipate big changes to key diagnoses you’ll use in your lab
  • Discriminate between “Excludes 1” and “Excludes 2” notes
  • Comply with ICD-10 guidelines — see how they differ from ICD-9
  • Learn to use “crosswalks” judiciously
  • Don’t be fooled by “x” and the 7th character in ICD-10!
  • Solve the ICD-10 “sequela” mystery!
  • When is a “category” a “code?” — find out!
  • Prepare for multiple-condition codes
  • Medical necessity know-how to get claims paid
  • Expert advice gleaned from insider interviews
  • Analysis of late-breaking CMS instruction for a smooth transition
  • Links to official guidance documents for authoritative resources

Session Agenda:

  • Coding Guidelines for Pathology and Lab
    • Who Assigns Diagnosis for lab tests and pathology procedures
    • Contrast ICD-9, ICD-10
    • Relevant Chapter Guidelines
  • Common Disorders for Pathology and Lab
    • Breast Pathology
    • Cervical Pathology
    • Prostate Pathology
    • Neoplasms
    • Infectious Agents
    • Genetic testing
    • Chemistry Findings

Who should attend

Specialties: Clinical laboratories, Independent laboratories, Pathology practices

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About Our Speaker

Ellen Garver - Pathology Coding Expert

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.


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