Understanding FY2020 Codes and Guidelines, Effective October 1 - On-Demand

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Understanding FY2020 Codes and Guidelines, Effective October 1

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Presented on: 
September 12, 2019

Presented by: J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer/Ambassado

Come October 1, home health coders will have hundreds of ICD-10-CM code changes to adapt to.

Before the first update to ICD-10, the code set had been frozen for five years. Since regular updates have resumed, a virtual flood of changes has been unleashed, and with it serious implications for home health coders. This year’s update includes areas of great importance to home health, such as pressure-induced deep tissue injuries and atrial fibrillation.

Coders need to be informed of FY2020’s new, deleted, and revised codes to make sure that come October, they can appropriately capture patients’ conditions, stay in compliance, and ensure their agency gets all its rightful reimbursement.

Learn how these updates will impact the home health coding environment so you can start preparing now!

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

  • Understand the key updates in the FY2020 code set, including new, deleted, and revised codes 
  • Prepare for code updates by learning how the changes will impact the codes you use most often 
  • Describe which areas of coding will require more detailed documentation in order to assign codes at the highest level of specificity 
  • Describe how to read and apply the changes to the Tabular List and Alphabetic Index that will impact home health coding 

Agenda

  • Get details on the 25 new codes to specifically capture pressure-induced deep tissue injuries—providing specificity regarding the injury’s location
  • Learn about the changes for reporting atrial fibrillation by assigning one of the four new codes in the I48.- category to capture different forms of persistent and chronic atrial fibrillation
  • Understand when to use the 18 new codes for poisoning, adverse effects, and underdosing of multiple unspecified drugs, medicaments, and biological substances
  • Get an overview of important changes, additions, and updates to the Alphabetic Index and Tabular List
  • Understand what areas will need greater detail and better documentation in order to code to the highest level of specificity
  • Receive a complete overview of the impactful changes included in the FY2020 official coding guidelines

Tools

  • Quick reference of the major code changes in each chapter

Who Should Listen?

  • Home health coders 
  • Coding supervisors 
  • Hospice administrators 
  • Contract coding supervisors 
  • Independent contract coders 

Meet the Speaker

J’non GriffinJ’non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer/Ambassador, is the president and owner of Home Health Solutions, LLC. She offers home health consulting on many topics, including quality assurance and performance improvement, program development, coding and OASIS review, staff education, and plan of care compilation. Griffin has experience as a field nurse, director, and executive with home health and hospice agencies.

 

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. 

CAN'T LISTEN LIVE? 
No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $249 value! 

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

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