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INTRODUCING THE 2021 TRUCODE EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES

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Spinal Procedure Coding in ICD-10-PCS

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 2 pm ET

Presented by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

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CPT Spinal Fusion 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 2 pm ET

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

 

What's New in ICD-10-CM?

Wednesday, September 28 at 2 pm ET

Presented by Presented by Joy King Ewing, RHIA, CCS, TruCode Consultant

 

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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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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What's New in ICD-10-CM?

Presented on September 24, 2020 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.

Topics covered include:

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

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HCC background and M.E.A.T. criteria application

Presented on June 9, 2020 by Karen Youmans, MPA, RHIA, CCS, President/CEO, YES HIM Consulting, Inc.

Hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding is a risk-adjustment model that is becoming increasingly prevalent as the environment shifts to value-based payment models. Join us to review the background on HCCs, a comparison between the CMS-HCC and the HHS-HCC models, and application of the M.E.A.T. (Monitor, Evaluate, Assess, Treat) criteria for documentation and coding practices.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of HCCs and background
  • Differences between CMS-HCC vs. HHS-HCC
  • Deep dive on CMS-HCC (examples, hierarchy, insights)
  • Discussion of ME.A.T. criteria: how to apply it for documentation and coding practices
  • Resources on HCCs

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Learning From Common Coding Errors

Presented on May 12, 2020 by Karen Pickering, RHIT, CCS, Content Expert, Pickerson Solutions

This webinar presents the most commonly revised, added and deleted diagnosis, PCS, CPT/HCPCS and modifier codes as well as the most commonly revised MS-DRGs and APCs across the inpatient, outpatient and Pro-Fee environments.  

Topics covered include:

  • A review of common coding errors and available resources to improve performance
  • A discussion of potential areas of focus for future audits
  • Ideas for coder education

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Coronary Artery Procedure Coding in ICD-10-PCS

Presented on April 28, 2020 by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA, President, Kuehn Consulting 

This webinar discusses unusual coronary artery bypass procedures of Y or T grafts, LIMA and RIMA bypasses including graft extensions, and rare bypasses from less common blood sources. We discuss both the open and percutaneous endoscopic approach. This presentation will also explore the problems of coding extirpation and dilation of coronary arteries at the bifurcation and correct code assignment. Application of ICD-10-PCS guidelines that are appropriate for these scenarios will be integrated into the program. Topics to be covered include:

  • Analysis of the documentation for a coronary artery bifurcation procedure
  • Illustration of accurate coding of coronary artery dilation procedures
  • Review of basic coronary artery bypass coding concepts to accurately code unusual coronary artery bypass procedures
  • Discussion of surgical techniques used in open and percutaneous endoscopic coronary artery bypass procedures