Why Should you Attend:
Of all of the body systems or medical specialties, this new set of diagnosis codes affects the musculoskeletal system more than any other area. There are estimates that state that 60% of the new codes are related to musculoskeletal, so for the multiple specialties that address musculoskeletal problems, these changes will change the documentation and coding process. There are many new concepts to implement for these changes to include laterality, type of encounter, and acute or chronic conditions, just to name a few.
This webinar will review the musculoskeletal section of ICD-10 to understand the differences of ICD-10 and the information needed from our providers that we may not currently receive to assign the appropriate code. The instructor will take a look at real examples of common diagnoses utilized in orthopedics today and show the current mapping to ICD-10 and break down those codes to have a better understanding of the meanings of the alpha numeric characters of ICD-10.
Coding organizations are also requiring certified coders to re-certify in order to keep a valid certification. This session will be a good education tool for several of the Chapters found in the ICD-10-CM manual to gain a better understanding to prepare coders for the examination.
Whether it is wound repairs, osteoarthritis, fractures, or external causes, this session will investigate the ICD-10-CM process in coding of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as the relationships with other body systems for proper assignment of ICD-10-CM codes.
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Lynn Anderanin, CPC,CPC-I, COSC is the Sr. Director Coding Compliance and Education for Healthcare Information Services, a physician billing and consulting service in the Chicagoland, area. Ms. Anderanin has over 30 years’ experience in all areas of the physician practice including Practice Administrator, Billing Manager, and Director of Operations. Her experience is primarily in the specialties of Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Hematology/Oncology. She has been a speaker for many conferences, including the AAPC National Conferences and Workshops, Community Colleges, audio conferences, and Local Chapters.
She became a CPC in 1993, and a Certified Instructor in 2002, and a Certified Orthopedic Surgery Coder in 2009. Lynn is the founder of the first local Chapter of the AAPC in Chicago, which is now 16 years old, and a former member of the AAPC National Advisory Board as well as other Committees for the AAPC.
ICD-10 will be a reality in October, 2014 and reimbursement will be directly affected if providers are not prepared for the change. The quantity of possible diagnosis codes will go from approximately 14,000 today to over 69,000 and appropriate documentation will be necessary for coders to choose the right code for medical necessity.
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