The United States will begin its fourth year using ICD-10-CM and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has completed an in-depth analysis of Comorbid Conditions/Complications (CCs) and Major Comorbid Conditions/Complications (MCCs). The analysis resulted in recommendations to change the severity designation of approximately 2,000 diagnosis codes. These changes ignited much commentary regarding which severity designations were changed and reasoning behind the changes. How will these changes impact your job? What is the reasoning for the changes (e.g., moderate malnutrition an MCC while severe malnutrition is a CC)? How do these changes impact the clinical documentation integrity professionals?
The changes in CC/MCC designation also have an impact on quality professionals as all pressure injuries now carry the severity designation of CC. This change also means that all pressure ulcers will impact the Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) Reduction Program. How will quality professionals prepare?
Attend this webcast so you can develop an action plan for the coming year and understand all of the impacts to ICD-10-CM codes, changes that will impact policy decisions, and more.
Register now for this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast on the ICD-10-CM coding updates led by senior healthcare consultant Laurie Johnson.
Why This is Relevant:
The new diagnosis codes will be effective Oct. 1, 2019. Each facility needs time to prepare for the changes and preparation involves educating coders, CDI professionals, and physicians. Quality teams should also be prepared as the CC/MCC changes impacts the Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs) Reduction Program.
By attending this webcast led by Laurie Johnson, you will…
- Learn the new diagnoses codes for FY2020
- Understand the new clinical concepts
- Learn the CC/MCC designation changes
- Understand the impact of the CC/MCC designation changes
- Learn how to develop an action plan for FY20 preparation
Who Should Attend:
Chief financial officers, coders, clinical documentation integrity specialists (CDISs), compliance officers, physician advisors and case managers.