2017 ICD-10-CM updates and challenges for Radiology

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, CIRCC, RCC, AAPC Fellow
Conference Date
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
60 minutes
Product Description

Are You Ready for the ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding Overhaul Coming Oct. 1?

Effective Oct. 1, the CMS will lift the one-year specificity safe harbor from post payment reviews due to unspecified codes, and that means your radiology practice could be vulnerable to denials and payment loss if your reporting fails to meet the expanded coding standards.

In this session, expert speaker Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, CIRCC, RCC will discuss ICD-10-CM changes affecting radiology services and help you overcome coding and documentation challenges experienced during the first year of ICD-10 implementation.

Session Highlights:

  • Tips for dealing with unspecified diagnosis codes post Oct 1, 2016
  • ICD-10-CM additions, deletions and revisions for most commonly used radiology procedures
  • Changes to ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for coding and reporting
  • Critical changes to the Official Coding Guidelines
  • Changes to coding for LDCT screening
  • Review of code changes commonly used for radiology procedures
  • Tips and Tricks for ensuring accurate ICD-10-CM codes commonly used for radiology procedures
  • Choosing the correct 7th character
  • What terms indicate a definitive diagnosis?
  • Steps to choosing the correct primary diagnosis code
  • Why unspecified codes may cost you money beginning October 1, 2016
  • How to dissect the radiology report to correctly assign the primary diagnosis code
  • The answers to some of the most common questions asked regarding diagnosis code reporting for radiology procedures
  • Tips for documentation improvement

Session Snapshot:

  • Specificity and medical necessity
  • Reviewing NCDs and LCDs for removal of unspecified codes
  • Code assignment and clinical criteria
  • Coding of complications
  • Coding of pathologic fractures
  • Initial vs. Subsequent encounters for traumatic fractures
  • Chapter specific coding changes
  • Diagnostic coding and reporting guidelines for outpatient services

Who should attend

Coding professionals, auditors, compliance officers, physicians, radiology technologists, coding managers, radiology managers

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

Stacie L. Buck - Radiology & Cardiology Coding Expert

Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, CIRCC, AAPC Fellow is President & Senior Consultant at RadRx and provides consulting services to providers of diagnostic and interventional radiology services. She is the author of the book Cracking the IR Code: Your Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Interventional Radiology Coding and creator of Mastering Interventional Radiology & Cardiology Online Education Program. Stacie has 25 years experience in healthcare, 17 of which...   More Info
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