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Prepare for code and guideline changes, code accurately on Oct. 1

Product Code: YPADA092916D

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Time is running out! More than 3,000 code changes take effect Oct. 1. Will you be ready? There's never been a more significant time to prepare for all the FY2017 code changes so you can appropriately capture patients' conditions, stay in compliance and get all the rightful reimbursement to which your agency is entitled come Oct. 1.


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Prepare for code and guideline changes, code accurately on Oct. 1

Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health and DecisionHealth® present...

Prepare for code and guideline changes, code accurately on Oct. 1

Recorded • Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Time is running out—3,000 code changes take effect Oct. 1. Will you be ready?

After almost five years of no code changes, your agency is going to be inundated with new codes. Expect to see more than 3,000 changes including 1,000 unique revisions to the Tabular, 1,974 new codes, 311 deleted codes and 425 revised codes – leaving coders little time to understand how to use the new codes.

There’s never been a more significant time to prepare for all the FY2017 code changes so you can appropriately capture patients’ conditions, stay in compliance and get all the rightful reimbursement to which your agency is entitled come Oct. 1.

Gather your coding staff and join home health coding expert Trish Twombly for an in-depth explanation of the final code and guideline changes, including how these changes will impact your home health coding. During the session, you will:

  • Understand which disease areas you’ll need to obtain greater detail in order to code to highest level of specificity, including the 260 new diabetes combination codes for diabetic ophthalmic manifestations.
  • See which common home health diagnoses Excludes 1 notes were changed to Excludes 2 notes, and how this impacts your coding
  • Take a deep dive into the new category of hypertension codes (I16.-) and how they will help you justify medical necessity on certain claims
  • Learn more about the five new subcategories and 43 new codes that capture the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)
  • Discover the eight new codes for different cognitive sequelae of CVA and how they’ll be used in home health
  • Understand how to assign new category M97 (Periprosthetic fracture around internal prosthetic joint) and how it differs from current category T84 (Complications of internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts)
  • Take a look at the 2017 coding guidelines, and which changes will impact your home health coding.
  • Receive an update on any Errata issued by CDC and CMS since the release of the FY2017 codes

Bonus Tool: Quick reference of code changes by disease chapter


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YOUR EXPERT PRESENTER

Trish Twombly – home health expert Tricia Twombly, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, CHCE

Twombly also is the technical reviewer for both the Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health newsletter and BMSC’s on-line education courses. She also assists home health agencies with ICD-10 training, coding audits, OASIS reviews and other consulting through DecisionHealth’s Professional Services unit. She is the CEO of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSC) and one of the developers for the HCS-D, HCS-O and HCS-H examinations.

The Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance has approved 1 continuing education unit for this webinar. (HCS-D)