The 2019 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes that went into effect are anything but simple with 473 code changes (279 new, 51 deleted, and 143 revised codes going live). And with the implementation of MACRA, utilizing the right diagnosis code is more important to your revenue than ever.
If you don’t correctly incorporate each of the new, modified and deleted 2019 diagnosis codes, get ready for a substantial uptick in your 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 Garner 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 the new 2019 diagnosis coding update. She’d like to share her findings with you during her 90-minute online training session.
By completing this targeted, step-by-step online training, you’ll get exactly what you need to ensure that your transition to the new 2019 ICD-10-CM codes occurs without a hitch. Here are just a few 2019 diagnosis coding updates you’ll receive during Kim’s 90-minute training:
- Eyelid cancers more specific with laterality (C44.1192, D23.111, H02.152)
- More specificity in code hyperlipidemia
- New codes for cannabis withdrawal
- Distinction between postpartum depression (F53.0) and puerperal psychosis (F53.1)
- Specificity in coding postoperative infections (T81.4xxA)
- Ability to capture severity of condition in patients with cholecystitis and cholangitis
- Ability to capture severity in coding appendicitis – perforation, gangrene, peritonitis (10 new codes)
- More specificity in coding for Muscular Dystrophy (G71.00, G71.01, G71.02, G71.09)
- Capturing increased risk in multiple pregnancy
- Specificity in coding urethral stricture (N35.91)
- And so much more…
Over the last few years, CMS has been on a rampage to recoup reimbursements they feel they’ve paid in error ($29.6 BILLION for Medicare fee-for-service claims). Accordingly, it’s more important than ever that you incorporate every relevant 2019 diagnosis code addition, change and deletion accurately. Diagnosis coding errors can really land you on payer audit lists that lead to serious financial and legal trouble.
You don’t have to dig through the 473 ICD-10-CM code changes for 2019 alone. Sign up for this expert-led online training session, and get each change broken down into easy-to-implement steps so you can incorporate next year’s diagnosis codes more easily and successfully. Don’t delay, order today.
BONUS: As an added bonus, register for this online training today, and you will also receive a downloadable Excel file that has all of the 2019 ICD-10-CM code changes broken down. This tool will help you more easily identify which codes are new, deleted or revised (along with a description of the specific revisions). The file also separates the code changes by chapter so you can easily find them in your manual for additional information.
Meet Your Expert: Kim Garner 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: 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).
CEUs: This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.5 CEU. On Demand product requires successful completion of a Post-Test for Core A and all specialties except CIRCC and CPMS for continuing education units.