ICD-10-CM/PCS and MS-DRG Denials: Tips for Successful Prevention

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ICD-10-CM/PCS and MS-DRG Denials: Tips for Successful Prevention

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ICD-10-CM/PCS and MS-DRG Denials: Tips for Successful Prevention

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Presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern

Presented by: Malissa Powers, BS, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CICA

Government and private payers frequently update guidance and regulations to seemingly come up with new reasons to deny ICD-10-CM/PCS claims, which in turn affects MS-DRG assignment. In this one-hour webinar, Malissa Powers, BS, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CICA, will cover these ICD-10-CM/PCS and MS-DRG coding denials while shining a light on the clinical validation components of these rejections. The webinar will help distinguish coding denials from clinical validation denials and review common trends in payer rejections. Through coding practice examples, this session will heighten inpatient coders’ awareness of these denials and help facilities develop a comprehensive appeal strategy.

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

  • Distinguish inpatient coding denials from clinical validation denials
  • Identify examples of recent trends in payer denials
  • Identify ways to help prevent inpatient coding denials
  • Identify some comprehensive appeal strategies


  • Tips for successful denial prevention
    • MS-DRG denials versus clinical validation
    • Clinical validation denial examples
    • Commonly denied inpatient diagnoses
  • Appeal strategies
    • Questions/points of consideration
  • Case studies
    • Obesity
    • Encephalopathy
    • Bronchoalveolar lavage procedure
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Inpatient coding staff and managers
  • CDI professionals
  • HIM managers and staff
  • Compliance staff
  • Revenue integrity staff
  • Chargemaster coordinators
  • Finance staff
  • Billing staff
  • Auditors

Meet the Speaker

Malissa Powers, BS, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CICA, is the director of coding appeal services at Intersect Healthcare Inc. She has experience both as an employee and as a consultant coder for large teaching/trauma facilities. She has served as an HIM manager and has over 12 years of HIM teaching experience. She loves assisting others to help them discover their passions within the HIM workforce. In Powers’ current role with Intersect Healthcare, she manages the coding appeal writing.

Continuing Education

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)

This program has been approved for 1 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).


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. 

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 $199 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 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.