The sheer volume of ICD-10-CM codes — 72,616 expected for FY 2021 — can seem overwhelming. On top of that are many additions and deletions, new guidelines, and changes to comorbid (CC) and major CC (MCC) designations and to the Medicare Code Edits (MCEs). And it all takes effect Oct. 1, 2020. Coming with these changes are reimbursement and compliance implications, adding to the current financial uncertainty and audit risks. Now, more than ever, the ability to capture the full, compliant reimbursement depends on coders who are knowledgeable about the changes ahead.
During this first session in a three-part ICD10monitor webcast series, senior healthcare consultant Laurie Johnson will detail the new ICD-10-CM codes and guidelines, providing insights and explanations regarding the conditions they are describing. Ultimately, your coders will gain a clear understanding of the updated code set and the coding instructions attached to them. She'll also provide a review of the CC/MCC status changes, as well as the results of any analysis that may be performed for FY2021 implementation. Most importantly, you'll learn what steps you need to take so that your coders and organization are prepared for the October 1, 2020, implementation date.
Why This is Relevant:
New diagnosis codes and guidelines will take effect October 1, 2020, creating financial and compliance impacts for your healthcare organization. At a time of financial uncertainty and increased audit risk, it's critical to ensure the highest level of knowledge about these changes — your reimbursement depends on it!
- Learn about the new ICD-10-CM codes and guideline changes for FY21
- Be able to analyze CC/MCC changes
- Understand the overall changes to the classification system
- Gain insights into diagnosis updates to the MCEs
- Learn how to develop an action plan for FY21 preparation
Who Should Attend:
Coders in all settings; coding managers and directors; clinical documentation integrity specialists (CDISs); compliance officers and coordinators; HIM directors, managers and professionals; case managers, physicians and physician advisors; physician office managers and staff; chief financial officers; and, coding educators.
* If the FY21 IPPS Final Rule does not publish by August 14, the live webcast will be held September 15.
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