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Procedure Coding Changes for FY 2022

December 7, 2021 at 2 pm ET

Presented by Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, FAHIMA, Director of Education and Training, TruCode

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What's New in ICD-10-CM?

Presented on Thursday, September 30 by Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS, TruCode Consultant

Changes to the ICD-10-CM classification system will soon be in effect—along with the potential challenges that new guidelines inevitably bring. In this webinar, we’ll review the areas where coding errors are most likely to occur, plus strategies that will help you avoid them.

Learning Objectives:

  • An overview of the ICD-10-CM coding changes and Official Coding Guidelines for 2022
  • Overcoming the challenges presented by the major changes for 2021
  • How proper documentation can help you prepare for these changes

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CPT Spinal Fusion 

Presented on June 22, 2021 by Vanessa Youmans, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPC, Director, Outpatient/ProFee Coding & Auditing, YES HIM Consulting

This webinar focuses on how to apply the CPT® codes and guidelines for spinal fusion, arthrodesis, and related procedures. Participants will learn the overall anatomy of the spine, components of the vertebrae, and common disorders that prompt a spinal fusion procedure. In addition, this session will cover spinal fusion case studies at the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar levels. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the overall anatomy of the spine and components of the vertebrae
  • Discuss common procedures that may necessitate a spinal fusion procedure
  • Define the CPT guidelines for arthrodesis, including portions of the procedure that are coded separately
  • List the elements to be selected from the documentation for assignment of the appropriate CPT codes
  • Apply the guidelines and codes to cases of spinal arthrodesis

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Cracking the IR Code: Mastering Interventional Radiology Coding Basics

Presented on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 by Stacie Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, RCC, RCCIR, CIRCC, President & Senior Consultant, RadRx

This webinar focuses on catheterization coding and diagnostic angiography coding. Participants will learn catheterization coding rules for non-selective and selective catheterizations and required documentation for diagnostic angiography coding. Specifically, this session will cover key documentation points and coding rules for head and neck angiography, upper and lower extremity angiography and abdominal/visceral angiography. 

The webinar covers key documentation points and coding rules for:

  • Head and neck angiography
  • Upper and lower extremity angiography
  • Abdominal/visceral angiography

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Coding and Documentation Challenges with the Expansion of Code N18.3, Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease

Presented on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Susan Gatehouse, RHIA, CPC, CCS, and AHIMA approved ICD-10 Trainer, Founder and CEO of Axea Solutions, Inc. and Brenda Ray, CCS, CCS-P, COC; AHIMA-Approved ICD10 CM/PCS Trainer, Director of Operations at Axea Solutions, Inc.

This webinar addresses notable changes to the guidelines and shares coder insights discovered since the October 1 effective date. We will provide a detailed examination of the 2021 ICD-10 CM changes related to the specificity for Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. This includes a detailed review of codes associated with this disease as the condition that defines it, addressing areas to support a better understanding of the consequences of coding errors and inaccuracy, and best-practice prevention measures. We will also illustrate the further need for physician documentation improvement.

Topics to be covered:

  • Understanding specificity required for reporting Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease with the additional code definitions
  • A review of physician education requirements related to these codes to capture specific data
  • Discussion of the disease process of Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease based on clinical monitoring of renal function derived from the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)

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Navigating Outpatient Procedural Coding Changes

Presented on December 1, 2020 by Karen Scott, MEd, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, FAHIMA, Director of Education and Training, TruCode

The use of procedure codes to code outpatient and physician professional services brings with it many coding challenges. This webinar will briefly review the changes to the 2021 CPT® coding system. We will discuss changes tot he coding guidelines and provide examples. Additionally, we will discuss potential issues that coders may encounter, and review strategies to avoid them.

Topics covered include:

  • A review of the 2021 CPT® coding changes
  • Identification of major changes and potential challenges these may cause
  • A discussion of proper documentation that will assist in preparing for potential challenges

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