How do pressure injuries or chronic ulcers affect your inpatient and outpatient reimbursement? Could you be a risk for recoupment? And how can you steer your facility away from a regulatory audit on debridements?
Recent terminology of acute pressure injury has prompted concern among professionals who are now reviewing clinical documentation to determine how acute pressure injuries impact coding. Moreover, Stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers are part of the Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs) and there has been recent discussion about changing the description of the pressure ulcer codes to acute pressure injury codes. More troubling, coding and documenting debridements — inpatient or outpatient — continue to be a focus of the recovery auditors (RAs) as well as Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) programs.
Now for the first time, the inpatient and outpatient coding of diagnoses and procedures of pressure and chronic ulcers — is being presented to you in one session featuring two nationally recognized HIM experts, Sandy Brewton and Laurie Johnson.
During this time-sensitive webcast Sandy Brewton and Laurie Johnson will...
- Review the diagnosis coding for ulcers – including chronic and diabetic
- Discuss the ICD-10-PCS coding and current coding guidance
- Review the CPT® coding for ulcers and current coding guidance
- Analyze inpatient and outpatient coding examples
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