Understand New MI & Heart Failure Codes and Guidelines, or Risk Claim Denials

Product Code: YPADA121317A

Quick Overview

Join Megan Batty, HCS-D, for this 60-minute webinar as she dives into the new codes and guidelines for myocardial infarction and heart failure.

Price: $199.00

Understand New MI & Heart Failure Codes and Guidelines, or Risk Claim Denials

Understand New MI & Heart Failure Codes and Guidelines, or Risk Claim Denials

Presented on:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern 

Presented by:
Megan Batty, HCS-D 

Two common home health diagnoses—myocardial infarction (MI) and heart failure—saw big changes in the FY2018 ICD-10 update in the form of new codes and new guidelines. The standard code for an MI has changed, and coders can now assign five types of MIs along with nine new codes for various kinds of heart failure. These updates have caused confusion for even the most confident, experienced coders.

Join Megan Batty, HCS-D, for this 60-minute webinar as she dives into the nuts and bolts of the code set update. She will review each of the new codes and their corresponding guidelines to provide coders with a deep understanding of how to navigate and implement these changes successfully.

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

  • Understand how and when to assign the five new heart attack types and the codes that correspond to them
  • Apply the relevant guidelines to ensure correct coding and sequencing of heart attacks, subsequent heart attacks, and related conditions
  • Recognize the important distinctions between existing heart failure codes and new heart failure codes, and the scenarios in which they work together
  • Code any type of heart attack, subsequent heart attack, and heart failure within the FY2018 code set

Who Should Listen?

  • Home health coders
  • Home health administrators
  • Coding supervisors
  • Contract coding supervisors
  • Independent contract coders


  • How to assign the five new heart attack types, including an entire new subcategory (I21.A-) and three new codes (I21.9, I21.A1, and I21.A9)
  • Guidelines that govern the coding and sequencing of the new heart attack codes
  • How to avoid potential coding pitfalls when using the new MI codes
  • New subcategories/codes for heart failure, including I50.81- and I50.84, and how they work together with existing heart failure codes
  • Key scenarios involving heart attacks and heart failure
  • Live Q&A


  • Guide to coding heart attacks

Your Expert Presenter

Megan BattyMegan Batty, HCS-D, has worked for DecisionHealth since 2008 as a graduate fellow, editor, and junior product manager. She has covered multiple aspects of home healthcare for Home Health Line, OASIS-C & Outcomes Solutions, and Private Duty Insider, but has spent the majority of her time writing about home health diagnosis coding as the executive editor of Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health. She’s worked on many of DecisionHealth’s industry-leading coding products, including the Complete Home Health Coding Manual, the Coding & OASIS Field Guide, and the Home Health Coding Companion and Documentation Trainer; she was also the developer of the new Wound Coding & OASIS Field Guide.


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