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Think Through Pathophysiology to Avoid Costly Coding Mistakes

Product Code: YPADA051618A

Quick Overview

Learn which areas of coding require closer attention, what risky areas to look for, how to decipher and apply guidance with appropriate nuance, and when to act cautiously and query physicians.

Price: $249.00

Think Through Pathophysiology to Avoid Costly Coding Mistakes

Think Through Pathophysiology to Avoid Costly Coding Mistakes

Presented on:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by: 
Megan Batty, HCS-D 
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C 

Level of Program: 
Intermediate

Coding home health charts is challenging—nonspecific documentation, ever-changing guidance, and ambiguous instruction are just a few of the hurdles home health coders face every day. Coders need every advantage they can get to code claims accurately. An understanding of common home health disease processes and their effects on the body will give any coder a leg up when choosing the appropriate diagnosis.

Join coding experts Megan Batty and J’non Griffin as they detail the pathophysiology behind disease processes and body systems that are frequently seen and taken care of in the home health environment. Learn which areas of coding require closer attention, what risky areas to look for, how to decipher and apply guidance with appropriate nuance, and when to act cautiously and query physicians. This comprehensive webinar will also summarize the potential financial consequences of making mistakes in these situations.

This detailed webinar will help you:

  • Understand key areas of pathophysiology driving the common home health disease processes, letting you code these diagnoses accurately and to the highest level of specificity
  • Quickly recognize inconsistencies to know when physician queries are necessary
  • Understand the proper interpretation of the “with” and “in” conventions
  • Know when to use caution in making unconfirmed assumptions between certain diagnoses
  • Easily distinguish between the available codes for different forms of COPD
  • Code the different types of dementia and anemia correctly

Agenda

  • Understand the pathophysiology driving the common home health disease processes such as diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease 
  • Learn how to recognize critical inconsistencies in documentation, such as confusing wound information, that could lead to key coding errors 
  • Know when to exercise caution in making assumptions via the “with” or “in” conventions to avoid potentially costly coding mistakes 
  • Easily distinguish between the available codes for different forms of COPD, including when various COPD conditions are exacerbated, and when other complications such as infections or other respiratory conditions are present 
  • Understand how to code the different types of dementia and anemia correctly 
  • Learn to exercise best practices to ensure consistently accurate and defensible coding 

Bonus Tool!

Tool for common home health diagnosis impacted by the “with” and “in” convention

Who Should Listen? 

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

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.

Jnon GriffinJ’non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer/Ambassador, is the president of Home Health Solutions, LLC. She offers home health consulting on many topics including quality assurance and performance improvement, program development, coding and OASIS review, staff education, and plan of care compilation. Griffin has experience as a field nurse, director, and executive with home health and hospice agencies.