Many inpatient coders struggle mightily with ICD-10-PCS coding for vascular procedures, whether it's determining the correct body part values or knowing how many codes to assign. Coders with a CPT® background are especially prone to confusion, because the rules for coding vascular procedures in ICD-10-PCS are so different from what they've learned in the outpatient setting. Unfortunately, incorrect or missing codes can prove costly, leading to erroneous DRG calculations and inappropriate reimbursements.
Take steps now to improve the quality of your ICD-10-PCS coding for vascular procedures, with guidance from inpatient coding expert Cari Greenwood. This ICD10monitor webcast will walk you through coding for several common vascular procedures by covering several critically important building blocks, from vascular anatomy to the values of all seven ICD-10-PCS characters. In addition, Cari will use case examples to reinforce her instruction for each type of procedure.
Why This is Relevant:
Vascular procedures typically generate a significant amount of revenue for hospitals — but that depends on complete and accurate ICD-10-PCS code assignments. Acting on the content presented in this webcast will help safeguard an important revenue source. As a bonus, your inpatient coders will realize greater confidence and a boost to their coding productivity.
- Decipher the physician documentation that directs and supports ICD-10-PCS code assignments
- Determine the correct body part values for common vascular procedures
- Understand the ICD-10-PCS character values used to build codes
- How to select the correct and appropriate number of codes for these procedures
- Identify and properly apply official coding guidelines and advice specific to vascular procedures
- Practical application of the instruction presented in this webcast
Who Should Attend:
This webcast will be most relevant to inpatient coders, inpatient auditors, coding supervisors/managers and clinical documentation improvement specialists.
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