Correct coding of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, is one of the most serious challenges facing hospitals and physician practices in the United States.
The rapid pace by which federal regulations and technology are changing to address the pandemic are almost impossible to keep up with, and this unprecedented pandemic has elicited an equally unprecedented response in the ICD-10-CM code set. With new guidelines for coding COVID-19 effective April 1, 2020, little wonder that many coders are struggling to code and properly sequence the disease.
To ensure the proper coding of COVID-19, Erica E. Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS will provide coders with an understanding of the new coding guidelines, proper sequencing, and pathophysiology during this ICD10monitor webcast. Utilizing numerous examples, she will explain the nomenclature of the disease and the spectrum of clinical presentation, detailing what providers must document for capture and how to educate them on proper documentation. Using the new guidelines, Dr. Remer will address and clarify confusing sequencing scenarios – such as sepsis, OB, and HIV – thus ensuring that coders apply the new codes correctly. Dr. Remer will also discuss the proper use of codes for exposure as well as those codes for screening. And, because this is a condition that will exist for many years to come, Dr. Remer will use her educated prognosticating to predict the future state of ICD-10-CM coding for COVID-19.
Register now to learn how to ensure proper capture and coding of COVID-19.
Why This is Relevant:
This unprecedented global pandemic has elicited an unprecedented rapid change to ICD-10-CM code set, with new guidelines for COVID-19 coding effective April 1, 2020. Proper coding of COVID-19 is vitally important not only for epidemiological purposes, but also for the financial viability of hospitals and health systems that are being inundated with cases.
- Learn how to distinguish nomenclature associated with COVID-19
- Recognize the clinical course and supportive clinical indicators of COVID-19
- Apply correct codes to provider documentation for appropriate billing
- Educate providers to accurately document COVID-19
- Correctly sequence COVID-19
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.