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Secondary Diagnoses: Keys to Compliant ICD-10-CM Coding

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Learn how to prevent payment denials and recoveries for secondary diagnoses by clearly understanding and applying ICD-10-CM coding guidelines.

Price: $149.00

Product Code: AI011321

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In the wake of a financially challenging 2020, it’s critically important to ensure that your facility isn’t sacrificing revenue from reportable secondary diagnoses. This starts with ICD-10-CM coding that’s correct, complete and compliant with the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) definition. Robin Sewell, thought leader in revenue cycle denial management, has identified a number of issues, including: coding guidelines not being understood or properly applied; not knowing how payer audits affect coding; and not understanding how the All Patients Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs) work.

As payment denials and recoveries trend upward, you need to make sure your ICD-10-CM coding for secondary diagnoses adheres to proven best practices. And that’s precisely what you’ll take away from this ICD10monitor webcast.

Why This is Relevant:

You might not realize how common noncompliant coding for secondary diagnoses is — or how damaging it is to fiscal integrity. Recently, Robin Sewell reported on denials and recoveries for acute kidney injury claims. “Most of the denials tracked were associated with the secondary diagnosis not meeting coding guidelines,” she stated, adding: “While payers are getting more aggressive, coders must step up to the challenge by applying coding guidelines accurately and thoroughly.”

With expert insights and instruction from this ICD10monitor webcast, you can make 2021 the year you shore up your ICD-10-CM coding for secondary diagnoses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Refresh your knowledge of UHDDS guidelines
  • Clearly understand the definition of secondary diagnosis
  • Recognize differences in DRG groupers
  • Learn how to apply guidelines to specific clinical scenarios, including when you should or should not add a code
  • Understand best practices for secondary diagnosis queries

Who Should Attend:

Coding professionals, coding managers, coding auditing professionals, coding educators, coding compliance staff, clinical documentation integrity specialists (CDISs), CDI physician advisors, and health information management (HIM) professionals, managers, directors and supervisors, compliance officers, and case managers.

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