The 2018 ICD-10-CM code changes going into effect Oct. 1, 2017, are anything but simple with 360 new, 142 deleted, and 226 revised codes going live. And with the implementation of MACRA this year, utilizing the right code is more important to your revenue than ever.
If you don’t correctly incorporate each of the new, modified and deleted ICD-10-CM 2018 diagnosis codes, get ready for denied claims, delayed payments and one huge headache. Not to mention future reductions in reimbursement due to poor MACRA quality reporting scores. But you don’t have to go through this changeover alone…
National coding expert and educator, Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, has spent hours going through the most common ICD-10-CM coding errors, reviewed diagnosis coding questions from front-line practices, and polled other national coding experts to be sure you get real-world assistance when incorporating these new code changes. And she’d like to share her findings with you during her 60-minute online training session.
By completing this targeted, step-by-step training, you’ll get exactly what you need to ensure the transition to the new 2018 ICD-10-CM codes occur without a hitch. Here are just a few of the diagnosis coding tactics you’ll receive during Kim’s 60-minute training:
- Pin down the diagnosis codes that may affect your physician quality reporting score
- Reduce denials, quickly identify unspecified codes – they are not always as they appear
- More accurately choose Pulmonary Hypertension and Heart Failure codes and reduce overpayments
- Easily identify when the external cause codes are required to code more precisely
- Avoid head injury coding confusion due to the 68 deleted subsequent and sequela codes
- Overcome the most common Myocardial Infarction classification issues that lead to audits
- More successfully educate physicians on documentation needed to support new ICD-10-CM codes
- Anticipate future diagnosis coding changes, including your transition to ICD-11
- Be more prepared to apply new 2018 codes and guidelines to current clinical depictions
- Additional 2018 ICD-10-CM code changes include: Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale Antenatal screening
- And so much more…
Attendees to Kim’s ICD-10-CM online training session for the 2017 updates ranked at a 4.55 out of 5 for both usefulness of content and speaker engagement. And here’s just one of the many rave reviews the training received:
“It was great! Everyone was very interested and excited that some of the new codes that had been omitted in the last print of ICD-10 are going to return in the new print. We are also excited about the easiness of the training by Web-ex. Looking forward to attending sessions in the future.”
~Paula Gray, HIM Director, Kimaw Medical Center
Ensuring you incorporate the new 2018 ICD-10-CM codes correctly is more important than ever before. In the last couple of years, CMS has gone on a rampage to recoup reimbursements that they feel they’ve paid in error (equaling $29.6 BILLION for Medicare fee-for-services claims). Now, diagnosis coding errors can really land you in serious financial and legal trouble. Don’t delay, order today.
Meet Your Expert: Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO
Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing auditing, training, and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association. She has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional (CHAP) from Compliance Resources.
For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology, Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at national conferences including: of American Academy of Professional Coders, Ingenix Essentials, and Part B News' Medicare Billing 101. Kim has also presented numerous audio conferences. She has served as the President of Magic City Professional Coders (Birmingham, Alabama) and was a founding member of Capital City Coders (Montgomery, Alabama).