How much are wound debridement coding mistakes costing your organization? You might be shocked at the answer. Wound debridement involves multiple variables: procedure site, type of debridement, wound surface area, instruments and techniques used, nature of the removed tissue and others. All play a role in the correct assignment of ICD-10-CM and CPT® codes, as well as modifier usage. Adding to this complexity are numerous code changes in 2018 and 2019, with more coming in 2020. It's little wonder that auditors have observed widespread coding mistakes that lead to substantial money left on the table and, in other instances, severe financial penalties due to over-reporting.
Acclaimed coding and auditing expert Terry Fletcher leads this webcast with the goal of clearing up the confusion around wound debridement ICD-10-CM and CPT coding, empowering hospitals and physician offices to consistently capture services and maximize payment.
Why This is Relevant:
With so many variables in play, coding for wound debridement can be an overwhelming task — one that's highly susceptible to mistakes. Coders are further challenged by incomplete or unclear physician documentation, as well as ongoing updates to ICD-10-CM and CPT codes. Considering the high volume of wound debridement procedures, the potential cumulative financial impact of omissions, and coding missteps is enormous.
- How to capture all services and assign the correct ICD-10-CM and CPT codes
- Key differences between excisional debridement and selective/non-selective debridement codes
- Active debridement coding using the Medicine section 97XXX series codes
- When you may code for wound debridement performed in conjunction with fracture treatment
- The appropriate use of modifiers, including 58, 59 and XU
Who Should Attend:
This webcast will be most relevant to coders, billing staff, physicians, administrators, and insurance authorization staff.
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