The American Hospital Association (AHA) Coding Clinic on ICD-10-CM/PCS is an "official" coding resource and is vital for all healthcare settings. As an official coding resource, the Coding Clinic is recognized by regulators and auditors alike. Therefore, every coding and coding auditor needs to know the guidance and advice of AHA Coding Clinic.
Each quarter new advice and guidance is published by the AHA to address questions and challenges with clinical coding. Having an educational overview of the 2019 quarterly publication can help clarify coding scenarios while mitigating confusion. Moreover, every coding professional and clinical documentation integrity specialist (CDIS) should know the guidance within Coding Clinic as part of their ethical responsibility.
Increased regulatory and audit scrutiny can bring about compliance risks that can be avoided with strong coding knowledge of the AHA Coding Clinic. And when denials do occur regarding documentation and coding, the Coding Clinic advice and guidance can be a critical basis for an overturn.
In fulfilling its educational mandate, ICD10monitor is offering a webcast series on the 2019 AHA ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Clinic, led by two nationally respected HIM and coding professionals Gloryanne Bryant and Pam Scott. Each will report on the latest updates from the Coding Clinic. This is the first webcast in the series.
Why This is Relevant:
The AHA ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Clinic serves as the regulatory foundation for application of codes to conditions and procedures and identifies the appropriate situation(s) in which to apply or not apply and submit codes for reimbursement purposes. The coding professional is responsible for maintaining their skills and ensuring that compliant coding is practiced in order to ensure the organization's revenue and data integrity.
In the past, for example, diabetes with complications codes were only permitted to be combined if the provider documented the link between the diabetes and the complication. The rules then changed linking the diabetes with the complication automatically. Multiple questions arose from this change and Coding Clinic addressed them and provided guidance for accurate coding of diabetes and its complications based on this new guidance.
Documentation is linked to clinical coding and understanding the coding rules will assist in knowing when to query.
From this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast series on the AHA ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Clinic you will…
- Gain specific guidance and advice on ICD-10-CM;
- Learn new knowledge regarding diagnosis coding;
- Understand specific guidance and advice on ICD-10-PCS;
- Learn how certain clinical scenarios should be coded;
- Recognize the financial impact of certain DRG changes and
- Gain perspective on HCC coding requirements.
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