If you find yourself coding more and more cases of diabetes at your facility that's probably because diabetes is now one of the most common diagnosis in ICD-10-CM. In fact, there are more than 30.3 million people in the United States reported to be diabetic last year alone. And coding diabetes is confusing. But this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast on the correct coding of diabetes can help you help your organization more clearly understand the associated diabetic complications and manifestations that add to the complexity of coding this chronic condition.
With such a high volume of diabetes cases to be coded, there is the likelihood of more and more coding errors thus making this an issue of compounding consequence not only at your organization but also in clinics, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), long-term facilities (LTFs), and rehabilitation facilities.
So whether you are a coding auditor or a coding staff member assigning the codes, having a strong knowledge and understanding of how and when to code diabetes and follow the "With" instructions is critical to ensure accurate coding and data. For example, sometimes the patient will be on insulin and you will need to know when to assign the code for long term use of insulin and when not to. And even though there are official guidelines to follow and chapter specific guidelines as well, this can create challenges for you and other coding professionals.
The good news: during this timely webcast, Gloryanne Bryant, nationally recognized coding authority, will give you and your team the information you need to clear up the coding confusion of diabetes—its complication and manifestations.
Why This is Relevant:
Incidence of diabetes in the United States is high, reported to be 9.4 percent in 2017, with Type 2 diabetes representing 90 percent of all types of diabetes. Managing a chronic disease, such as diabetes, continues to be an important health issue in the U.S. But coding diabetes is confusing. And that is why coding diabetic associated complications and/or manifestations can result in audit targets. To protect reimbursement from takebacks and to remain compliant, coding and CDI professionals need to know and understand the coding and documentation requirements of diabetes.
Here's the Quiz:
Take this quick quiz and see if you and your team, like so many others, struggle with the coding of diabetes.
- When a patient is Type I diabetic and uses insulin, do we assign the long-term use of insulin code?
- What is the correct ICD-10-CM code for history of diabetes?
- How do we get physicians to understand the specifics of documentation for coding?
- Should we be hearing about any claim denials due to medical necessity?
From this exclusive ICD10monitor webcast you will…
- Gain knowledge and understanding of the Official Guidelines for Coding & Reporting of Diabetes;
- Learn the important coding convention of "With;"
- Understand the CMS Diabetes Prevention Program HCPCS codes;
- Learn how to improve coding accuracy and improve audit results; and,
- Know how to reduce coding compliance risks.