Final 2021 ICD-10 Codes: Get the Latest for Correct Payments

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Final 2021 ICD-10 Codes: Get the Latest for Correct Payments

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Presented on: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by: Brandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O

Get an in-depth review of the FINAL new, deleted, and revised ICD-10 codes that impact home health for FY 2021 to ensure compliance and accurate payments in PDGM.

Home health coding expert Brandi Whitemyer will walk you through the recently updated guidelines and point out which codes are part of a clinical grouping or comorbidity adjustment so you don’t miss a chance to get properly reimbursed for the care you provide. 

In this 90-minute webinar, Whitemyer will give you the tools you need to master coding competency in the year ahead.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain key updates to the FY 2021 code set, including new, deleted, and revised codes 
  • Implement preparations for code updates by learning how the changes will impact the codes you use most often 
  • Determine which areas of coding will require greater, more detailed documentation to assign the most specific codes
  • Describe how to read and apply the changes to the Alphabetic Index and Tabular List that will impact home health coding 

Agenda

  • Break down updated alpha/tabular coding guidelines
  • Review PDGM grouper updates
  • Explain which new codes contribute to comorbidity adjustments
  • Understand if osteoporosis "other site" codes are part of clinical groupings when primary
  • Determine which areas will require greater detail and better documentation

*Stay tuned for agenda updates!

Who Should Listen?

  • Home health coders
  • Administrators
  • Quality managers
  • Clinical supervisors
  • Compliance officers
  • Compliance managers and clinicians

Meet the Speaker

Brandi WhitemyerBrandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O, has expertise in ICD-10 coding, postacute billing and coding education, and OASIS and outcomes management. She has more than 18 years of experience in postacute healthcare as the previous owner of a full-service coding and consulting company, along with experience in the development of coding, billing/revenue cycle, and clinical education resources for postacute care. Whitemyer has worked for the past 11 years as a consultant and home health and hospice coding expert. She has provided agencies nationally with survey compliance, medical reviews and appeals of Medicare denials, and development of corrective action plans and policies; she has also managed revenue cycle and billing compliance, coding and quality assurance processes, and coding and OASIS education. Whitemyer has contributed to and created multiple print and electronic product resources focused on coding, billing, quality management, and clinical best practices. She previously contributed to multiple print and electronic DecisionHealth publications and was the lead technical editor on the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Optum postacute ICD-10 manuals. Whitemyer is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Association of Home Health Coders (AHCC). 

Continuing Education

Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC)
This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for CEU(s).

Instructions

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

PLEASE NOTE 
Participation in the webinar is just $249 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com if you have questions.