2019 ICD-10 Coding Changes for Podiatry

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Lynn M. Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC
Conference Date
Tue, Aug 28, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Kick Your Coding Specificity Up a Notch for 2019 and Beyond

Being able to roll with annual medical coding & billing changes can make the difference between payment and denial—especially for Podiatry offices which much support foot/ankle procedures by very specific diagnoses. Insurance carriers, including Medicare, will deny or delay claims—for even the cutting of corns or calluses—if they feel the procedures are either not “medically necessary” due to co-morbidities or not supported by very specific diagnoses. So how do you optimize your reimbursement?

Join industry veteran Lynn M. Anderanin for comprehensive coverage of the 2019 ICD-10-CM to fine-tune your use of both changed codes as well as those most commonly used by podiatrists and foot/ankle specialists.  It’s time to start painting a fuller picture of patient health to satisfy payers.

What’s new: The 2019 revisions to ICD-10-CM for Podiatry address the code for “other specified” congenital foot deformities, as well as the S99.1 code set for “unspecified” physeal fractures and Salter-Harris Type III physeal fractures. Plus, CMS has revised local coverage determinations (LCD) for foot care.

In this session, Anderanin will explain what the 2019 changes mean for your coding and billing practices—as well as how to properly use ICD-10-CM codes for nail debridement for Medicare and commercial insurance. She’ll describe United Healthcare’s policy on using modifiers for toe procedures. And she’ll teach you to properly report non-pressure ulcers for diabetics.

The ICD-10-CM updates are effective on October 1, 2018, and although Podiatry will see just 17 revisions this year, you will need to adjust your claims procedures to satisfy them—as well as ensure you’re using even “old hat” ICD-10 codes as effectively as possible to create reimbursable claims every time. After attending this audio conference, you will be well prepared to minimize your risk of payment delays or denials and start off a new year of coding on the right foot.

Session Highlights

This expert session will teach you to:

  • Use more specific ICD-10-CM codes for common foot/ankle procedures
  • Understand the nuances of physeal fracture codes: S99.1
  • Properly report congenital deformities of feet (Q66.89)
  • Reduce your claims denial risk for corns and callosities procedures
  • Nail your ICD-10-CM nail disorder coding
  • Relieve the pressure of getting diabetics’ non-pressure ulcer codes (L97) wrong
  • Understand LCD changes to wound debridement (and why they  matter)
  • Grab the right modifier for toe procedures
  • Proactively minimize payment delays and denials in 2019

Session Agenda

  • Routine foot care – not covered by Medicare
  • CMS covered diagnoses
  • Additional covered diagnoses
  • 2019 non-pressure ulcers coding changes
  • Myalgia
  • Cannabis use and dependence
  • Infection
  • 2019 guideline changes
  • Hurricane aftermath
  • Unspecified diagnoses codes

Who Should Attend

  • Coders
  • Billers
  • Collectors
  • Office Managers    
  • Practice Managers
  • Podiatrists
  • Foot & Ankle Physicians
  • Surgery scheduling specialists

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

Lynn Anderanin - Orthopedic Guidelines Expert for ICD 10

Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, is the  Sr. Director of Coding Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physicians revenue cycle management company. She has over 35 years experience in all areas of the physician practice, and specializes in Orthopaedics.  Lynn is currently a  workshop and audio presenter. She is a  former member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) National Advisory Board, and has served...   More Info
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