Are you appropriately reporting every valid complication comorbid (CC) and major CC (MCC) condition? Many coders and clinical documentation integrity (CDI) specialists — regardless of experience — struggle to identify the clinical indicators required to qualify a diagnosis as a CC or MCC. Adding to the confusion are ongoing changes to official coding and reporting guidelines and to the AHA's Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS, as well as to the codes and CC/MCC lists themselves.
Missed or misreported CCs and MCCs pose significant threats to revenues and compliance. Some CC/MCCs, such as acute kidney injury, malnutrition and certain types of congestive heart failure are particularly challenging as well as audit targets.
During this ICD10monitor webcast, Dr. William E. Haik will take deep dive into targeted CC/MCC areas for 2021 and highlight opportunities for improvement in his clear cut and engaging style.
Why This is Relevant:
Not knowing how to fully and compliantly report a CC or MCC increases risks at multiple levels, including:
- Missed revenue opportunities from unreported CC/MCCs
- Flawed risk adjustments for quality metrics, ultimately affecting value-based payments to hospitals and physicians
- Penalties imposed by external auditors looking for unsubstantiated clinical indications
- Learn the "General Rule" criteria that qualify a diagnosis to be considered an "additional" diagnosis (CC or MCC)
- Understand the role of compliant documentation in MS-DRG CC/MCC capture
- Be able to analyze the clinical indicators of selected diagnoses to improve physician queries
Who Should Attend:
This timely webcast will be most relevant to inpatient coders, CDI specialists, CDI managers and directors, and HIM managers and directors.
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