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Prepare for Hundreds of Code Changes Coming October 1

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Quick Overview

The FY2018 proposed code update contains 324 new, 44 revised and 38 deleted codes, all set to take effect on October 1, leaving coders little time to prepare. Coders need to be informed of the new, deleted, and revised codes so they can appropriately capture patients’ conditions, stay in compliance, and get all the rightful reimbursement to which their agency is entitled.

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Prepare for Hundreds of Code Changes Coming October 1

Prepare for Hundreds of Code Changes Coming October 1

Recorded • Tuesday, June 6, 2017 

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Presented by:
Trish Twombly, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer, ICE Certified Credentialing Specialist

Level of Program: 
Intermediate

Before the first update to ICD-10 in 2016, the code set had been frozen for five years. Now that regular updates have resumed, a virtual flood of changes has been unleashed, and with it serious implications for home health coders. The FY2018 proposed code update contains 324 new, 44 revised and 38 deleted codes, all set to take effect on October 1, leaving coders little time to prepare. Coders need to be informed of the new, deleted, and revised codes so they can appropriately capture patients’ conditions, stay in compliance, and get all the rightful reimbursement to which their agency is entitled.

Join expert speaker Trish Twombly, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and ICE certified credentialing specialist, for this 90-minute webinar as she explains the key updates to the FY2018 code set, including new, deleted, and revised codes. Talk through and begin preparing for the code updates by learning how the changes will impact the codes you use most often.

At the conclusion of this on-demand program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key updates to the FY2018 code set, including new, deleted, and revised codes 
  • Begin preparing for the updates by learning how the codes they use most often will be affected 
  • Know which areas of coding will require more detailed documentation to assign codes at the highest level of specificity 
  • Understand how to assign the 72 new codes L97.- and L98.- codes for capturing non-pressure chronic ulcers of varying severity levels 
  • Apply the latest Coding Clinic guidance updates

Agenda

  • Understand the key updates to the FY2018 code set, including new, deleted, and revised codes 
  • Learn how to use the new codes for type 2 diabetes with ketoacidosis
  • Prepare to use the 72 new codes L97.- and L98.- codes for capturing non-pressure chronic ulcers of varying severity levels 
  • Understand the new codes for various forms of pulmonary hypertension 
  • Get an overview of the changes coming to blindness and low vision codes
  • Know which areas of coding will require more detailed documentation to assign codes at the highest level of specificity 
  • Bonus: Receive an update on the latest Coding Clinic guidance released

Who Should Listen?

  • home health coders 
  • coding supervisors 
  • home health administrators 
  • contract coding supervisors 
  • independent contract coders 

Webinar Tools

  • Quick reference to the major code changes and instructional note changes (i.e. tabular and index addenda) in each disease chapter 

Continuing Education:

Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC)
The Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance has approved 1 continuing education unit for this webinar. (HCS-D). Ability to claim CEU’s for this webinar expires on 06/06/18.


Your Expert Presenter 

Trish TwomblyTricia A. Twombly, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and ICE certified credentialing specialist, brings over 30 years of homecare experience to her role as a senior director for DecisionHealth. She serves as the CEO of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance and the Association of Homecare Coding and Compliance. Twombly is advising editor for the Home Health Diagnosis Coding Manual, technical reviewer for the Diagnosis Coding Pro Journal, and technical editor for the BMSC online course libraries. She has written numerous articles and white papers, and is a nationally recognized speaker in the home health and hospice industry.