When Beverly Lambert made the switch from registered nurse to clinical documentation integrity (CDI) specialist, she was in for a rude awakening. "Nothing and no one could have prepared me for the complexity of the coding industry and official guidelines," she tells us. "On top of that, when it comes to obstetric (OB) coding, all the rules are out the window!"
If you can relate to Beverly's struggles — especially the challenges of ICD-10 coding for OB services — you'll want to learn from her experiences, as well as those of her colleague, Jeff Morris. They not only overcame their challenges, but worked hand in hand with their coders to develop a strong CDI program.
Using case studies to illustrate, Beverly and Jeff will take you on a guided tour through the maze of OB coding. Along the way, you'll pick up a wealth of documentation essentials, including tips for deciphering the patient chart and creating effective queries that can elevate coding accuracy and defend against auditor action.
This topic is particularly timely given the current focus on reducing the mortality associated with OB care. Correct and complete coding can play a key role in identifying comorbidities and taking steps to achieve improved outcomes.
Why This is Relevant
Take the following brief quiz to find out whether you and your team could benefit from this webcast:
- Can you report pre-eclampsia together with hypertensive emergency and hypertensive encephalopathy?
- When is an 080 (encounter for a full-term uncomplicated delivery) not a normal 080?
- What changes the weeks of gestation and trimester during an admission? Do you know the appropriate use of the "in childbirth" code?
- How should you handle a patient who's admitted for an un-obstetric problem?
From this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast, you will…
- Get clear insights into the building blocks for a strong CDI program to support your OB ICD-10 coding;
- Learn how to move forward from routine encounters (i.e., 080) to complex and often convoluted cases;
- Equip yourself to help physicians and administrators understand why they need to devote their full attention to documentation;
- Learn how to use all the documentation available in the current chart to research and build effective queries; and
- Discover how to use AWHONN, ACOG and practice briefs to stay current with industry standards and research.