This session is intended for Physicians and Coders
Claims for all services performed on or after October 1, 2013 must use ICD-10 diagnosis codes. This three-hour session will introduce the important principles of ICD-10. The session will cover general guidelines and the chapter specific principles that set the rules for code selection and sequencing. The participant will learn how to select a diagnosis code by understanding the framework of the system and the correct procedure for using the index and tabular list to find a diagnosis. Many coders find that additional documentation is needed in the medical record. This session will show how to find out if more specific documentation is needed for ICD-10. Finally, with the implementation date looming, practices must develop a timeline to learn, teach and use ICD-10. The program will suggest a plan for small and medium size practices.
- Describe the structure of an ICD-10 code
- Understand and use the symbols, punctuations and conventions
- Sequence codes correctly based on general instructions and chapter specific rules
- Define key terms: blocks, Excludes1, Excludes2, sequencing, placeholder, and seventh digit
- Identify documentation that will require additional specificity to code
3 AAPC credits for 2012