The 2020 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes that go into effect October 1, 2019 are anything but simple. You must accurately incorporate all of the 324 code changes (273 new, 21 deleted, and 30 revised codes going live) in just a few weeks.
If you don’t correctly incorporate each of the new, modified and deleted 2020 ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes by the deadline, get ready for a substantial uptick in your denied claims, delayed payments – and one huge headache. Not to mention future reductions in reimbursement due to poor MACRA quality and cost reporting scores. But you don’t have to go through this transition alone…
Expert coder and educator, Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, can help. During her upcoming 60-minute online training session on Thursday, Sept. 5th at 2pm ET, she will walk you through those 2020 ICD-10-CM diagnosis code changes that will have the biggest impact on your practice next year.
Kim has spent hours digging through the most common ICD-10-CM coding errors, reviewed a multitude of diagnosis coding questions from front-line practices, and polled other national coding experts to be sure you get real-world assistance on not just what 2020 ICD-10-CM codes are changed, but specifically…
HOW TO Incorporate all 2020 ICD-10-CM Codes
By completing this targeted, step-by-step online training, you’ll get exactly what you need to ensure that your transition to the new 2020 ICD-10-CM codes occurs without a hitch. The sections with the most changes in 2020 include:
- 30 changes: Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99) – chapter 9
- 25 changes: Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L99) – chapter 12
- 31 changes: Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99) – chapter 17
- 87 changes: Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88) – chapter 19
- 75 changes: External causes of morbidity (V00-Y99) – chapter 20
Here are some of the specific 2020 ICD-10-CM code additions, deletions and revisions you’ll receive help with during this upcoming, 60-minute online training:
- Type 2 myocardial infarction – code sequence change
- Chapter 19 Injury clarification – codes are not to be used for iatrogenic injuries
- Vertigo of central origin – 4* – new code added
- Pulmonary embolism – Differentiation in single subsegmental and multiple subsegmental
- Atrial Fibrillation (longstanding and chronic persistent) – new codes added
- Thrombophlebitis, embolism and thrombosis (peroneal & calf muscle vein(s)) – codes added
- Pressure-induced deep tissue damage (various sites) – new codes added
- Breast lumps (overlapping quadrants) – new codes added
- Post-endometrial ablation syndrome – new code
- Microcephaly due to Zika virus – Sequencing guidance changed
- Congenital foot disorders (specify laterality) – new code
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – code specificity
- Fracture of orbital roof and orbital wall – new code
- Poisoning (by multiple drugs) – new code
- Heatstroke (differentiating exertional) – new codes
- Latent TB infection (personal history) – new codes
- Follow-up examination (after failed vision examination) – new code
Successfully Incorporate all of the 2020 ICD-10-CM Code Changes
Don’t worry about successfully incorporating all of the 324 ICD-10-CM code changes for 2020 alone. By attending Kim’s upcoming online training, you’ll receive easy-to-implement steps for the most significant 2020 ICD-10-CM changes so you can ensure your claims continue to be accurate by incorporating next year’s diagnosis code changes successfully the first time.
Don’t wait, the Oct. 1st deadline is just around the corner. Sign up for this upcoming online training session today to ensure you incorporate all of the 2020 ICD-10-CM coding changes right the first time. Register today.
PS: If you can’t attend on Sept. 5th, don’t worry. This training is being recorded so you can benefit from its content whenever your schedule permits. Just select the downloadable video file or CD-ROM when you register online. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or call 800-453-6682.
PPS: As an added bonus, register for this online training by August 27th, and you will also receive a downloadable Excel file that has all of the 2020 ICD-10-CM code changes broken down. This tool will help you more easily identify which codes are new, deleted or revised (along with a description of the specific revisions). The file also separates the code changes by chapter so you can easily find them in your manual for additional information.
*Tool will be included with presentation handouts for both live and on-demand orders.
Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians. Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine.
She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association.
Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s world, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional. Kim is also an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM trainer and has recently earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law.
For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference for numerous organizations.