This session will provide an overview of the changes with particular emphasis on the changes that are most likely to impact home health care services and payment. While coders never code based on payment alone, knowledge of the diagnoses that impact payment is an import aspect of the coder's tool box. Although we were anticipating minimal changes to ICD-9-CM For 20112, there are a plethora of changes including: 166 new codes, 11 new subcategories, 168 revisions to existing codes and 88 deleted codes. Using an incorrect or invalid code will cause your claim to reject, so be sure you are prepared with all of the new information by October 1, 2011.
Why you should attend: All coders have a responsibility to assign only valid codes for their claims. Attendance at this session will prepare you for the changes in ICD-9-CM coding effective October 1, 2011. Don't risk the consequence of rejection of your claims and delays in reimbursement for your services because you were unaware of coding changes. This webinar allows you to receive all of the information you need related to the new and changed ICD-9-CM codes in the comfort of your office and without additional lost time related to travel to other sites for the education needed to ensure the coding on your claims is up-to-date and accurate.
Areas Covered in the Session:
This session will provide an overview of: the 166 new codes effective 10/1/11Basic definition and characteristics of many of the new codesIdentification of which codes will be or are likely to be case mix under the home health prospective payment systemIdentification of current codes that will become invalid on October 1, 2011Some of the reasons why these changes were made.
Who Will Benefit:
Designated Diagnosis CodersBilling StaffQuality Improvement PersonnelSupervisors or Managers with responsibility of oversight and review of information submitted for service paymentAnyone who has any responsibility for identifying or assigning diagnosis codes for the patient's served by your organization.
Live : 5.00
Corporate live : 5.00
Recorded : 5.00
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT