2017 ICD-10 Infection Diagnosis Coding Solutions
Not only are infection ICD-10 codes some of the most difficult to apply correctly, but with the 2017 ICD-10 code changes that went into effect Oct. 1, 2016, it’s about to be even more difficult to get paid what you deserve.
You can head off denials and delayed payments for your infection diagnoses with a little help…
National coding expert, Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, developed a 60-minute online training that can help you overcome the complexities of choosing the most accurate infection ICD-10 codes, make sure you include all additional codes required, help you submit them in the correct order and avoid confusing similar code descriptors.
You can get the tools you need to choose the most accurate infection diagnosis code by watching this online training. Here are just a couple of the real-world tactics you’ll receive to accurately apply infection ICD-10 codes:
• Master condition and severity to reduce denials
• Avoid incomplete neoplasm codes, the dash leads the way
• Speed up payments by avoiding the misdiagnosis of an infection
• Master when multiple codes are necessary to get your claims paid
• Don’t let sepsis coding cause significant revenue carrier recoupments
• Quickly identify when it’s necessary to report symptoms with the definitive diagnosis
• Incorporate lab report data into your code selection and get more claims paid
• Specific documentation requirements/sources that will get denials paid
IMPORTANT: The 2017 ICD-10 code changes that went into effect Oct 1st were significant.
Infection diagnosis codes crossover multiple body systems (upper/lower respiratory, GI, skin/wound, female, urology, etc.), and apply to just about all specialties. Combine these challenges with the 2017 ICD-10-CM new codes, updates and deletions, and getting your claims paid could be significantly more difficult if you’re not prepared
By completing this plain-English, step-by-step online training you can get exactly what you need to head off denials caused by infection diagnosis code errors. Don’t wait, order this online training today and get more of your claims paid.
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 the national conference of the American Academy of Professional Coders, the Ingenix Essentials conference, Part B News' Medicare Billing 101 and has 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).