Recorded January 23, 2020
with special guest Margaret Skurka, MS, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA
Electronic health records and on-line ICD-10 look up have made it easy to find a diagnosis code, and quicker than using the index and ICD-10 book. But, is the code accurate and does using it follow the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting in ICD-10, including chapter specific instructions? This hour-long webinar will review the Official Guidelines FY 2020, used for coding outpatient physician services. In addition, it will cover these issues:
- How to code the ICD-10-CM diagnosis for preventive exams, screening tests, and labs ordered at a preventive visit for a patient with a known condition
- When to use history of cancer and when to continue to use the neoplasm diagnosis
- How to code follow up visits after a patient is discharged for a condition that is no longer present, but is still being treated (e.g. pulmonary embolism)
Bring your tough ICD-10 questions. Margaret Skurka, our guest presenter, will answer them.
After the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Describe where to find and how to use the Official Coding Guidelines that describe diagnosis coding in any setting (which includes the physician office)
- Select codes for screening services and diagnostic services accurately
- Know when to use “history of” codes
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