Please note: This is a recording of a live webinar which took place in 2017. Per the presenter, contents within are still accurate and applicable today.
On Oct. 1st, ICD-10 changes mean you'll have even more Neoplasm codes and specificity will increase. So if you're not prepared, you could see decreased revenue for your practice.
There are about a million variables to consider. And this year, it’s more complicated than ever. Effective Oct. 1st, the first diagnosis code changes in 4 years go into effect...and there are lots of them.
But you can improve your neoplasm coding accuracy, and your payment for these claims. Expert coder and educator, Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, can show you how. During her training session, you will get the answers (including the 2017 updates) you need to make selecting the most accurate neoplasm code and getting paid easier than you ever thought possible.
Here are just a few of the real-world, practical tactics you’ll master by completing this training:
- The Neoplasm Table is moving, but it should still be your first stop
- Avoid incomplete neoplasm codes, the dash leads the way
- Determine when neoplasm chapter specific guidelines trump general coding guidelines
- Identify when you should report treatment for a secondary diagnosis should be reported as principal to stop delayed payments
- Improve reimbursement for tumor-associated pain
- Choose between “uncertain” or “unspecified” behavior to get more claims paid
- Utilize cause-and-effect relationship buried in documentation to improve your code assignment
- How documentation terms like “due to,” “secondary to,” “caused by,” or “resulting from” can help you choose the most accurate neoplasm code
- Head off confusion between secondary for metastasis and secondary for additional diagnosis, get it wrong and you won’t get paid
- Breakdown diagnosis linkage to support testing and services to overturn denials
- Demystify physician documentation to identify the most appropriate neoplasm diagnosis code
- Successfully determine between malignant, benign, unspecified and uncertain behavior
- Use locations and laterality accurately to improve overall claim reimbursement
- And so much more…
Even if you’ve been coding neoplasms for years, you’ll find this session valuable. You’ll not only receive the neoplasm ICD-10 coding tools you will use every day, but you’ll also learn how to incorporate the new changes, deletions and additions going into effect Oct. 1st.
Now is your chance to get neoplasm coding right…
You’ll walk away from this detailed, 60-minute training session with the skills you need to master the Neoplasm Table. You’ll gain a strong understanding of neoplasm disease processes and terminology, and how to apply it to select the most appropriate diagnosis codes – and ultimately get paid more of what you’re due.
Don’t risk filing another claim with codes from the Neoplasm Table without completing this training session. Order today.
Meet Your Expert: Kim Garner-Huey - MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO
Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, 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. Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s world, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional. Kim is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has recently earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law. She is serving on the AHIMA Coding Community Council for 2013.
For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference for numerous organizations.