Diagnoses of osteomyelitis (bone infection) have been on the upswing. The problem is, documentation practices and ICD-10-CM coding have not kept pace, putting payments and compliance at risk.
Our experts have identified a number of key challenges to correctly coding osteomyelitis cases, from missing details, such as severity levels in the physician documentation (acute, subacute, chronic), to big-picture issues, such as coding to the specific type of osteomyelitis and location.
From this new ICD10monitor webcast, you'll gain essential knowledge that will enable you to identify documentation gaps and improve your coding accuracy.
Why This is Relevant:
As the frequency of osteomyelitis continues to rise, the financial and compliance risks will increase accordingly. You can protect your reimbursements and avoid penalties by augmenting your knowledge of this condition's clinical aspects, as well as documentation best practices and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines.
Take this brief quiz to help identify shortcomings in your osteomyelitis documentation and coding:
- Do you know the correct ICD-10-CM code for acute osteomyelitis of the right femur?
- How often do you conduct audits of your osteomyelitis coding?
- Do you have a query form for osteomyelitis specificity?
From this ICD10monitor webcast, presented by Gloryanne Bryant, you will…
- Learn the clinical aspects and indicators of osteomyelitis, as well as associated conditions and treatments
- Boost your comprehension of ICD-10-CM coding guidelines (chapter 13)
- Learn how to identify gaps in the physician documentation, enabling your CDI specialist to take the appropriate action to improve coding and data
- Gain skills in analyzing coding accuracy, using case examples to reinforce key concepts
- Improve your understanding of the M86 category
Who Should Attend:
This webcast will benefit coding, audit, compliance and CDI staff, as well as their supervisors/managers and CDI physician partners, working in the outpatient and inpatient settings, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities.