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ICD-10-CM Coding of Anemia: 5 Steps to Get It Right for Patients and Auditors

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LIVE WEBCAST
Thursday, June 28, 2018
1:30 - 2:30 PM ET
12:30 - 1:30 PM CT
10:30 - 11:30 AM PT


 

Anemia is a topic that has undergone change in recent years. It is also a focus of the auditors wanting to reduce the hospital’s assigned MS-DRG. When should anemia be coded as acute blood loss anemia? When is anemia listed as the principal diagnosis? If blood loss is expected with this procedure, can anemia be assigned? What is G6PD anemia? For answers, attend this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast.


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Take this quick quiz and see if you and your team, like so many others, struggle with coding anemia.

Here's the quiz:

  • Do you know when you should code anemia as acute blood loss anemia?
  • If blood loss is expected with a procedure, can anemia be assigned?
  • When is anemia listed as the principal diagnosis?
  • What is G6PD anemia?

If any of these stumped you, you are not alone.

The good news is that you can join Laurie Johnson as she answers these questions, and many more that you may not have even thought of, during this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast. With the education gained from this webcast, you will have the ability to accurately assign the anemia codes and the justification to overturn or support anemia code assignment.

Why This is Relevant:

Anemia is an enigma. For coders, ICD-10-CM has changed the sequencing of anemia and malignancy from the old ICD-9-CM guidelines. For auditors—both governmental and commercial—anemia is an audit target because it impacts MS-DRG assignment. With an estimated 200,000 new cases of anemia being diagnosed every year—a condition that can impact children and as well as adults—it’s crucial that you and your team get the information your department needs to accurately assign anemia codes.

Learning Objectives:

During this unprecedented webcast conducted by nationally-recognized coding authority Laurie Johnson, you will…

  • Review ICD-10-CM coding guidelines associated with anemia as well as other resources;
  • Discuss MS-DRGs associated with anemia;
  • Review clinical information on types of anemia including hemolytic, associated with malignancy, blood loss, deficiency, etc.;
  • Discuss the March 2018 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting proposals for FY20 that include anemia; and,
  • Reinforce understanding of the coding process with case examples.